Topgolf targets downtown Fort Worth for new location

At Topgolf, players take aim at targets and earn points.
At Topgolf, players take aim at targets and earn points. Special to

Topgolf, the popular driving range and lounge concept based in Dallas, officially revealed Tuesday that it’s bringing its game to Fort Worth.

Topgolf will build a 65,000-square-foot facility near the southeast corner of Texas 121 and Interstate 35W, in the shadow of downtown. Construction is expected to begin this fall on the site north of Fourth Street and west of the Trinity River, with the opening planned for late summer 2016.

“Fort Worth is a perfect complement to our other DFW locations as it will allow us to attract fans from the west side of the Metroplex,” said Zach Shor, Topgolf’s vice president of real estate. “This location will offer great visibility from two major highways, proximity to the downtown area and beautiful views of the city.”

In May, the Star-Telegram reported that Topgolf was looking at three Fort Worth locations, including the one it announced Tuesday.

Topgolf has 22 locations worldwide, including in Dallas, Allen and The Colony. Its high-tech approach to golf uses microchipped golf balls to keep track of scores as players hit at targets. It also offers an extensive food and beverage menu, plus more than 300 flat-screen TVs and regular events. Prices range from $20 to $40 for a one-hour rental of a bay. Memberships are also available.

The Fort Worth complex will be three levels and include 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at once. The new venue will also include 3,000 square feet of private event and meeting space.

“We are very excited about the announcement of Topgolf coming to Fort Worth,” said Robert Sturns, Fort Worth’s acting economic development director. “Topgolf facilities have proven to be a strong entertainment and tourism draw within the Metroplex, and I’m confident that they will enjoy great success in Fort Worth as well.”

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