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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 [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito



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  2. 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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