Topgolf Glasgow Holds Official ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony
The opening of Topgolf Glasgow has moved one step closer following the official ‘topping out’ ceremony at the Rutherglen site.
The 45,000sq ft, three-level golfing attraction is scheduled to open at the end of the year and will introduce a new way of engaging with the game for experienced players and novices alike. Located just off the M74, the venue is part of Clyde Gateway, one of Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration programmes.
Steve Lane, Topgolf’s Vice President of International, was joined by representatives from South Lanarkshire Council, Clyde Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Visit Scotland and the many partners involved in the planning and building of the project as they marked the next milestone in the construction as concrete was poured into Scotland’s first Topgolf venue.
It’s the global sports and entertainment brand’s first location in Scotland and Steve Lane is confident Glaswegians are going to love the concept. He said: “Topgolf has locations around the globe and has a proven track record of providing top class entertainment and fun for both golfers and non-golfers. Our Glasgow venue will be the first in the UK to use our signature technology; utilize micro-chipped golf balls and Toptracer technology which will offer even more interactive and dynamic experience for visitors.
“Our construction partners have been hard at work preparing the site and kicking off building works and it’s already starting to take shape. We’re on track for our launch at the end of this year and we’re looking forward to offering more sneak previews of what to expect very soon.”
Martin McKay, Executive Director of Regeneration at Clyde Gateway said: “Clyde Gateway has worked with South Lanarkshire Council and Ashfield Land to attract investment into the site and we are thrilled to welcome Topgolf to the area. The new jobs with Topgolf are a further economic boost for local communities and Clyde Gateway and South Lanarkshire Council are working to ensure local people have every opportunity to secure employment.”
Mike Shiel, Senior Manager, Global Investment at Scottish Enterprise, said: “We’re delighted to have worked with our partners to bring Topgolf to Scotland. Once complete, its state-of-the-art complex will build on the country’s golfing heritage and support the economic rejuvenation of the Clyde Gateway area. Our targeted approach to attracting international investment is intertwined with Scotland’s strengths and values. With the country deservedly recognised as the ‘Home of Golf’ this is definitely a development that plays to its strengths.”