Topgolf Glasgow Aiming for Late 2022 Opening
The count down is on as Topgolf Entertainment Group has confirmed it is aiming for a late 2022 opening for its new state-of-the-art venue in Glasgow.
This venue will be the first to introduce Topgolf's signature, technology-enabled experience to Scotland. Glasgow will be home to Topgolf's fourth U.K. site, adding to a list of over 70 venues operating in six countries, which attract over 30 million players per year combined.
Construction has been progressing well at the Topgolf Glasgow venue, with UK property company Ashfield Land leading the development at its Two 74 site. Work on the site was forced to stop when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020 but restarted in July 2021 after a 16-month break.
The three-level venue, located just off the M74 near Rutherglen, is expected to employ more than 300 associates once fully open. It is part of Clyde Gateway, one of Scotland's biggest development projects.
The TopGolf Journey started in the UK in 2000 when two brothers set out to make a driving range in London more fun, and it turned into one of the world's fastest-growing sports and entertainment brands.
"The UK holds a special place in our hearts as it's where our Topgolf story began. It seems very apt that the next leg of our journey takes us to Scotland, the original home of golf," said Topgolf Vice President of International Steve Lane. "The Glasgow venue will be like nothing the country has ever seen. We're thrilled to kick-off this development together with our partners at Ashfield and introduce a venue where friends and families can safely play together and share experiences."
Steven McGarva, Development Director at Ashfield Land, said: "We're proud to be working with Topgolf to deliver its first attraction in Scotland, the home of golf, here at our Two 74 Glasgow development. The unique attraction is really starting to take shape and we're pleased with how construction is progressing. The new Topgolf will create approximately 300 new jobs and we look forward to it opening to the people of Glasgow later this year. I'm sure it'll be a huge success."
The Topgolf Glasgow venue will include 72 hitting bays over three tiers with an open-air roof terrace and bar with seating for 70 people. Players will experience the unique technology-driven fun communities have grown to know and love in an open-air and energetic environment.
The signature experience features point-scoring games, chef-driven menus, signature drinks, music, and year-round programming for all ages, with private event rooms for corporate meetings and celebrations.
Topgolf is credited with making the game of golf more welcoming since its inception and has become a destination hang-out for those looking to have some fun or simply enjoy time playing together.
Topgolf venues, the first brand experience of Topgolf Entertainment Group, connect people in meaningful ways through technology, food and beverage, and the belief that life is more fun when you play. With an energetic atmosphere, Topgolf venues feature high-tech gaming, climate-controlled outdoor hitting bays, chef-driven menus, hand-crafted cocktails, music, corporate and social event spaces, and more. Topgolf entertains more than 30 million guests annually at over 70 locations across the globe.