TopGolf at Riverwalk Teeing Off in Scottsdale
The global golf entertainment company will host a groundbreaking
ceremony later this month to celebrate its first Arizona location
PHOENIX – July 3, 2013 – Golf entertainment leader TopGolf today unveiled its 12th location worldwide and first location in Arizona and Greater Phoenix. TopGolf at Riverwalk is a 13-acre property with a Scottsdale address that is part of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). TopGolf will officially break ground on the facility, located at 9500 E. Indian Bend Road across the street from Talking Stick Resort, during a special ceremony at 8 a.m. on July 19. The site is expected to open to the public in spring 2014.
TopGolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track every player’s shot. Those who just want to relax can enjoy the upscale, laid-back ambiance that boasts more than 230 high-definition flat-screen TVs and an extensive food and beverage menu crafted by executive chef Mark Boyton.
“TopGolf is honored to partner with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to bring a new kind of entertainment concept to an area that is already renowned as a top cultural tourism destination,” said TopGolf Chief Development Officer Randy Starr.
The July 19 groundbreaking ceremony will feature dancing and singing performances from the SRPMIC and remarks from TopGolf, The Alter Group (TopGolf’s landlord and a major developer in the region), and SRPMIC Council leaders.
“The Alter Group, along with our landowners, are very excited that TopGolf selected our Riverwalk development for its first facility in metropolitan Phoenix,” said Kurt Rosene, senior vice president, national development for The Alter Group. “TopGolf is unique, bringing golf together with experiential retail to offer something fun for all ages and skill levels, from seasoned golfers to people being introduced to the game for the first time. This first-class operation will provide a wonderful destination and amenity for our Riverwalk tenants and visitors.”
The new tri-level facility – constructed by ARCO/Murray – will include up to 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Starr estimates that TopGolf at Riverwalk will serve approximately 400,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Nearly half of all TopGolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.”
“We are thrilled that TopGolf has chosen the Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED) for its new state-of-the-art facility,” said TSCED Project Manager Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez. “This complex will significantly expand tourism as well as job growth for our residents.”
Founded in 2000, TopGolf’s popularity has been soaring in the U.S. More than 1.5 million people played the game in 2012. Its economic impact in the community is also remarkable, creating hundreds of jobs at each location and serving as an anchor tenant that tends to attract other popular franchises to the area. In fact, its economic output within the SRPMIC and greater Scottsdale alone is expected to exceed $264.5 million over a 10-year-period, according to a third-party audit.
TopGolf is the emerging global leader in golf entertainment, with nine locations serving more than 1.5 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale, laid-back experience that features climate-controlled hitting bays and an impressive food and beverage menu crafted by an executive chef. Mix in dynamic event spaces for groups of all sizes, and TopGolf stands as the premier entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets the neighborhood’s favorite hangout. To learn more about TopGolf, visit www.topgolf.com.
Senior Communications Manager, TopGolf
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