Topgolf International Inc. was just approved for a massive new regional facility in SouthWest Charlotte. It will be the company’s first full-size complex in the area, to be built at the Whitehall Corporate Center (that place with the giant spinning head fountain).
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.