Modern golf entertainment leader Topgolf announced today it will open its Mobile venue on Friday, Nov 17.
Topgolf is a modern golf experience where anyone – including people who have never picked up a golf club and those who want to perfect their swing – can participate in the sport in a relaxed, no-pressure environment. Players will take aim at giant targets on the field while playing virtual courses or Topgolf's signature games like Angry Birds.
Topgolf Mobile will be located near the intersection of I-65 and Government Boulevard in the McGowan Park Shopping Center at 1250 Satchel Paige Drive. This will be Alabama’s third Topgolf venue in addition to existing venues in Birmingham and Huntsville. Globally, this will be Topgolf's 95th outdoor venue and its 85th in the U.S.
“Topgolf provides family friendly entertainment and enhances the quality of life for our citizens," said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. "We are thrilled to see Topgolf open its doors so Mobilians and visitors can join in on the fun.”
"Topgolf Mobile will add to the local entertainment options, employ local residents and be another tourist destination for the region," added Mobile County Commission President Randall Dueitt.
Topgolf Mobile will have 60 outdoor climate-controlled hitting bays spanning two levels. Each bay has lounge-type furniture or high-top tables where groups can cheer – or heckle – the other players. The venue is equipped with Topgolf's Toptracer technology, which traces each golf ball's flight path, distance and other metrics. In addition to signature gameplay, Topgolf Mobile will feature a nine-hole mini-golf course to amplify the fun. Players can even partake in lessons through Topgolf's Coach program, led by the venue's Director of Instruction.
The venue will employ roughly 200 Playmakers (aka Associates), including bay hosts, bartenders, ball retrievers, etc. It will include a full-service restaurant manned by executive chefs, a 22-foot video wall, more than 100 HDTVs, music and year-round family-friendly programming. Private event rooms and an outdoor area with backyard games also offer a prime spot for team outings, family gatherings, meetings or anything players are looking to celebrate.
"We’re pumped to be bringing more play Alabama’s way," Topgolf Chief Operating Officer Gen Gray said. "We have a team of Playmakers ready to welcome the community and can’t wait to introduce our style of play to Mobile. If you’ve never visited Topgolf before, here’s a hint: Our style of play means it doesn’t matter if you’re good at golf – it’s all about having fun.”
“Topgolf is set to be a lively hub that will attract additional commercial and entertainment prospects to Mobile and create memorable experiences for our citizens and visitors,” Mobile Chamber President & CEO Bradley Byrne added.