Topgolf closes U.S. venues; postpones grand opening in Rogers

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 4,786 views 

Topgolf, the Dallas-based entertainment company, has postponed the grand opening of its venue in Rogers, and shuttered all 54 U.S. venues until further notice. The company had planned to open the doors to its first Arkansas venue on Friday (March 20).

An online announcement on the Topgolf website said the following:

“As a result of the recent mandates on health and safety across the globe, Topgolf will be closing our U.S. venues at this time until further notice. Our thoughts are with our Guests, communities and all those impacted by the coronavirus as we navigate through this difficult time. Thank you for your continued support. We will be ready to welcome you back to our venues for unforgettable experiences when we can do so safely and responsibly.”

Topgolf Northwest Arkansas-Rogers has a capacity for 1,000 people. It sits on an 11-acre site at 3919 S. J.B. Hunt Drive, south of the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP). The Dallas-based entertainment company announced plans for the development in May 2018.

Topgolf is leasing the land on South J.B. Hunt Drive from Rogers developer Hunt Ventures. The longtime development company is headed up by businesswoman and philanthropist Johnelle Hunt. The majority of the property was previously used for parking by patrons attending concerts and events at the Walmart AMP.

Topgolf’s most recent opening was Jan. 17 in Germantown, Md., marking the 58th Topgolf venue in the world and 54th venue in the U.S. The company launched in the U.S. in 2005.

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