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What is Topgolf? (GolfWRX Explains)



What is Topgolf? It’s a question we at GolfWRX get more often than you’d think. So, we’ve put together this guide to the quintessential golf-entertainment experience. 

Originally conceived of as an alternative to driving ranges, Topgolf is an inclusive, high-tech golf game aimed at golfers of all skill levels. There are Topgolf locations in several states across the U.S., and the facilities allow greater accessibility to everyone who wants an easy and informal pathway into the sport.

Here is a rundown of Topgolf, a definitive answer to the question—what is Topgolf?—and information on all the essential points you need to know on the accessible experience.

What is Topgolf?

Topgolf features climate-controlled hitting bays, paired with music and a full bar and kitchen. 

The three-story-tall range contains several dozen bays which can be rented by the hour. Players’ shots will be relayed back to their bay screen showing the accuracy and distance of each ball. 

Akin to a bowling alley, each bay is your own private driving range with waitstaff that will provide you with food and drink from the brand’s extensive menus. Up to six players can play per bay, depending on which game you choose.

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What is Topgolf?: Can any skill level play?

Yes! Whether you’re a scratch golfer or picking up a club for the very first time, Topgolf is an experience EVERYONE can enjoy. No experience is needed, and all age groups can participate.

What games can you play?

Topgolf offers a range of different games and even gives recommendations for the best games for you to enjoy depending on your group’s skill level.

The signature game ‘Topgolf’ (aptly named), consists of players scoring points by hitting balls (assigned using the brand’s microchip technology) into any target. The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn.

There are another three games for beginners, four intermediate games, and three more advanced options.

What sort of food and drink options are available?

While you play, players can take advantage of the loaded food and drink options. From burgers, wings, nachos, and sandwiches, to injectible donut holes, Topgolf will have you covered. You can also drink as you play, with a full range of beer, wine, and spirits menu available.

Can you bring your own clubs to play?

Absolutely. Club rentals are also available at no extra charge.

How much does a bay cost per hour?

State-dependent. You also need a membership to play, which costs $5. Prices are then per bay, not per person. Prices in Las Vegas, for example, range from $33-$78 per hour. You will need to find your local Topgolf venue for exact costs.

What locations can you play Topgolf in the U.S.?

Topgolf is open in cities in the following states: 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indianapolis 
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan 
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico – Coming Soon
  • New York – Coming Soon
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Philadelphia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia

Hopefully, this is all the information you need to answer the question, “What is Topgolf?” But for more information and to find your local Topgolf center, you can visit





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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Rich

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    It’s a symbiosis.

    TopGolf is an excuse to drink.

    Drinking is an excuse for your play at TopGolf.

    The article reads like advertising; like a press release run without critical review.

    The good is very good, the service is excellent, and it’s fun to play with your friends. It’s not terribly expensive compared to other forms of entertainment, but it is very expensive if you consider it a practice range. Don’t.

    If you’re in a group of non-golfers, don’t bring your own clubs. You’re not impressing anyone and you come off as entirely too serious. Besides, and here’s a big one:

    The ball flight isn’t the same. Not just “range ball” different, but really different. I’d say two clubs shorter, but not consistently so. Each ball has within it an RFID chip, which affects both distance and accuracy.

    So have some nachos and a beer, have fun with your friends. And remember, Hogan found it in the dirt, not at TopGolf!

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The DailyWRX: 7/3/2020



Have a happy 4th of July everyone!!

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Doing it now actually.

This does seem a bit off…

I mean…doesnt winning kind of move you up?

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GolfWRX Classifieds (07/03/20): Lefty Edition: Titleist U500, TaylorMade TP putter, Epon irons



At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple…even lefty gear 😉

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Westcoastlefty – Custom Epon 302 Irons

These are big-time: aftermarket all-black s300 105s, BB and F co. ferrules (iykyk), and NEW Golf Pride MCC align plus 4 grips. If you’re a lefty this is a dream set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Epon 302s

Member matt70286 – Titleist U500 utility

This is quite possibly the fastest utility iron on the market, and lucky for the left-handers—if you swing from the right side you can own yourself one of these. Comes with a CK White, and for the rest of the details, check out the listing.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: U500 Utility

Member Camp007 – Left handed TaylorMade TP Putter

When it comes to underrated putters, TaylorMade could be the king. They have arguably introduced more technology into putters over the last decade than any other manufacturer, but seemingly fly under the radar. This is not an “under the radar putter” and considering the price, it’s a steal!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Lefty TM Soto

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Jim (Bones) Mackay is back! – will caddie at the Workday Charity Open and Memorial Tournament



Now working as an on-course analyst, Jim (Bones) Mackay will return to caddying duties next week as a fill-in for Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Golf Digest’s Daniel Rapaport reported the news, with the caddie set to team up with the Englishman for next week’s Workday Charity Open and Memorial Tournament, two events which take place at Muirfield Village.

Per the report, Fitzpatrick’s full-time caddie, Billy Foster, has remained in Europe  during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the 25-year-old used Cayce Kerr as his temporary caddie for the opening three events of the tour’s restart.

Bones was on the bag of Phil Mickelson for over 25 years and after their mutual split in 2017 has been working as an on-course analyst for NBC/Golf Channel. He has, however, worked as a fill-in caddie before, carrying Justin Thomas’ clubs at the 2018 Sony Open.

After the Memorial Tournament, Fitzpatrick and Foster will resume their partnership at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational later this month.

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