Topgolf, a sports and entertainment venue, swung into Richmond this month with a sparkling new three-level, 55,000-square-foot venue in Henrico County. The complex features high-tech entertainment and gaming, climate-controlled hitting bays, a renowned menu, hand-crafted cocktails, local Hardywood craft beer, corporate and social event spaces, music, and more.
Topgolf’s goal is to connect the people and organizations of Greater Richmond in meaningful ways through its special blend of technology, entertainment, food and beverage. Guests can enjoy point-scoring games using microchipped balls that instantly show performance data, including accuracy and distance, on a TV screen in the bay. Year-round programming includes events for kids and families, social leagues, golf tournaments, lessons and much more.
“There’s no better time to be a part of the Greater Richmond community and to contribute to the tremendous energy and momentum of the region,” said Topgolf Chief Operating Officer Craig Kessler. “Topgolf Richmond is about opening more than just an entertainment venue, it’s a commitment to the people of Richmond who are pushing the community forward.”
Topgolf Richmond offers a heroes discount (10% off gameplay and 20% off memberships) for military, fire, police and EMS personnel, as well as other initiatives such as Youth Play It Forward, which allows high school golf teams and charities serving youth to practice for free Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new venue will also work with local schools, teams, and organizations to generate funds for their cause by hosting spirit nights at Topgolf Richmond. In addition to local initiatives, Topgolf Richmond will work with national partners including Make-A-Wish Foundation and Bunkers in Baghdad.
The new entertainment venue will serve as Topgolf’s first location to feature a Topgolf Swing Suite, providing an immersive social experience in a comfortable lounge setting to play and enjoy food and beverage. With a massive screen and selection of virtual games (including famous golf courses, baseball, hockey and zombie dodgeball), the Topgolf Swing Suite will provide a one-of-a-kind simulation designed for golfers and non-golfers alike. This winter, Topgolf will also open a mini-golf course on the property.
Photos by Nick Davis (top) and James Loving (middle and bottom).