Golf is growing in ways that don’t require stepping foot on a golf course. Using modern technology, businesses such as Top Golf are attracting new people to the game of golf because of a laid-back, but still competitive atmosphere. Golf simulators are also helping to grow the game due to their ever-increasing accuracy and ease of use.
In 2016, MGM Grand casino opened “Level Up,” a 12,000-square-foot space where casino-goers can play games like Frogger, Connect Four and Pac-Man. Also a part of the arcade-like atmosphere is the Golfstream Suite, described by Golf.com as a VIP golf lounge that features a golf simulator and a putting surface that can move. Unlike most golf simulators that struggle to capture the feel of putting on a real green, Golfstream’s putting surface can be altered to influence the break of the putt, and it utilizes lasers to help participants read the greens.
As you’d expect from a Vegas suite experience, food and drinks are available while in the VIP room; simulator rentals start at $75 per hour during off-hours and $175 per hour from 7-11 p.m.