Topgolf Aiming for Richmond as 4th Virginia Location
28 August 2017
Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® today confirmed it is actively pursuing a location in the heart of Henrico County, Richmond. Topgolf opened its first U.S. location in Virginia and has opened three venues throughout the state so far.
Through the premium experience of play, food and music, Topgolf is inspiring people of all ages and skill levels – even non-golfers – to come together for playful competition. Guests can enjoy point-scoring golf games using microchipped balls that instantly score themselves, showing players the accuracy and distance of their shots instantly on a TV screen in their hitting bay. The venues also feature an outstanding chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs and music in climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort. Year-round programming includes events for kids and families, social leagues, golf tournaments, golf instruction and more.
"The support Topgolf has received here in Virginia has allowed us to grow throughout the state," said Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. "As both the capital and third largest metro area in Virginia, we have had our sight set on the fast-growing Richmond community for quite some time. We hope to offer Richmond residents and tourists an exciting new destination for entertainment."
Topgolf currently has three locations in Virginia Alexandria, Loudoun County and Virginia Beach. Topgolf employs more than 1,200 associates in the state today. Callaway anticipates that Topgolf Richmond would serve approximately 450,000 guests annually.
Topgolf's economic impact in its community is remarkable, creating more than 500 jobs at each location and servicing as an anchor tenant that tends to attract other popular franchises to the area. In fact, its economic output in Richmond alone is expected to exceed $264.5 million over a 10-year-period, according to a third-party audit.