Northwest Arkansas is on the shortlist of candidates for a future Topgolf location, the company announced on Wednesday (March 16) in a statement.
Topgolf, a golf-focused entertainment company, is seeking smaller and mid-sized cities within the United States to expand its operations. In addition to NWA, the company is also considering New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.; Huntsville, Ala.; Providence, R.I.; Ft. Myers and Naples, Fla.; Greenville, S.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and McAllen and El Paso, Texas.
“Communities of all sizes are reaching out to Topgolf seeking additional entertainment options for residents, and now we can say these areas are under serious consideration,” said U.S. Topgolf Vice President of Real Estate Development Zach Shor. “Our openings in Oklahoma City and Virginia Beach have shown us that Topgolf can thrive in areas that are less densely populated than we had originally been targeting.”
Topgolf has 24 venues worldwide and serves around 8 million guests annually. A venue allows players to hit golf balls containing computer microchips, which track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield.
Each venue also features a food and beverage menu, music, games, climate-controlled hitting bays, and hundreds of HDTVs as well as interactive community experiences like Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties, and social and corporate events.