Topgolf International Inc. is continuing to make steady progress on their $4.4 million, 14-acre site near the Whitehall complex (that place with the giant spinning head fountain) in the Steele Creek area of South Charlotte.
Construction started in August and the complex now has a soft opening anticipated for early 2017.
Topgolf Charlotte will be a futuristic “golf entertainment complex” offering targeted games where players hit ‘microchipped’ balls as close to various targets and special zones as possible. The balls individually record their location before and after they are hit, and give individual scores for each player. They will also feature a full food and drink menu – catering to golfers and non-golfers of all skill levels.
“We needed a super-regional facility and by that I mean something with highway access and large trip counts,” commented development manager Ted Heilbron.
Heilbron said the company has been looking at moving into Charlotte for two years.
The new complex will mean 480 new jobs and a $30 million paycheck to Mecklenburg County in taxes over 20 years.
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The company also stated that if the Whitehall complex proves to be a hit, they will move quickly to build a second location in the North Charlotte/Lake Norman area.