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Topgolf In Roger Now a Reality

The Scoop:

Only Rogers Could have pulled this off. Dallas Based Topgolf has officially announce plans for it’s first location in Arkansas.

The Story:

In a news release from Friday (May 18), the golf entertainment company said it will develop 11 acres just south of the Walmart AMP, west of Interstate 49 in the Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers.

No timetable for construction was given and the project still needs city approval.

Northwest Arkansas has been on our roadmap for a few years.. The region is attractive to Topgolf for several reasons, including the strength of the local economy, continued population growth and strong corporate presence. Together with Hunt Ventures, we are excited and working to finalize our business plans. – Chris Callaway (Topgolf chief development officer)

Topgolf will lease the land on South J.B. Hunt Drive from Rogers developer Hunt Ventures, the longtime developer headed up by philanthropist Johnelle Hunt. Topgolf was represented in the land deal by Colliers International in Rogers.

Hunt Ventures is excited about the opportunity to welcome Topgolf to Pinnacle Hills in Rogers.. Topgolf’s presence in Northwest Arkansas will be a great asset to this region not only for our residents, but for our businesses and our visitors. We believe this first-class entertainment venue will complement the Walmart AMP and the other amenities in Pinnacle Hills. – Tom Allen, Executive VP of Sage Partners of Rogers (Rep. Hunt Ventures)

Topgolf expects to create 300 full-and-part time jobs at the Rogers location, according to the release. Callaway anticipates the venue would serve approximately 250,000 guests each year, nearly half of whom describe themselves as “non-golfers,” he said.

According to its website, Topgolf inspires people of all ages and skill levels; even non-golfers, to come together for playful competition, through a premium experience of play, food and beverage and music.

Guests can enjoy point-scoring golf games using microchipped balls that instantly score themselves, showing players the accuracy and distance of their shots on a TV screen in their hitting bay. Topgolf venues also feature a chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs, flexible private event spaces and music in climate-controlled hitting bays.

Year-round programming includes events for kids and families, social leagues, groups, golf tournaments and instruction.

Getting a company with the reputation of Topgolf is another feather in our cap to showcase why Northwest Arkansas and Rogers is a tremendous place to live, work and play… And this will be a particularly great fit because of the strong golf community we have in Northwest Arkansas. – Steve Cox, Senior VP of communications and marketing at the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

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