Topgolf targeting Auburn Hills for first Michigan location

Plans to build 65,000 sq ft facility submitted


DETROIT – Topgolf is setting its sights on Auburn Hills for its first Michigan location.

Topgolf, an entertainment venue built around a driving range, has submitted a proposal to Auburn Hills to develop a 65,000 sq ft facility near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.

The proposal is $12.5 million and would include 3,000 sq ft of private event space.

Here's more info from Auburn Hills Development:

What is Topgolf?  TopGolf stands for “Target Oriented Practice Golf.”  Think of it like bowling or darts, but for golf.  When it’s your turn, you hit a golf ball containing a personalized microchip into one of 11 targets ranging from 20 to 240 yards away.  Every section of every target has a reader that detects the microchip in your golf ball.  That reader computes your score based on the accuracy and distance of the shot and then sends the score to your bay screen.  So, pencil and paper are not needed to keep score in this game.

Topgolf Auburn Hills will include approximately 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time.  It will feature an outstanding chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, 270 big screen TVs, and music.  The facility will be open year-round and programming will include events for kids and families, social leagues, golf tournaments, golf instruction and more.

Lowe's was originally slated to take the 16 acre space between I-75 and Great Lakes Crossing Drive, but the project didn't move forward.

Pending City Council approval, Topgolf hopes to open in Fall 2018.

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