Even if you are not a golfer, you will be a fan of Topgolf! The unique venue is opening a new location in Nashville on September 22, 2017 and there is fun for the whole family!
How to Play Topgolf
Anyone can play Topgolf. Players score points by hitting golf balls with internal microchips at giant targets on an outfield. The targets are similar to dartboards. The closer you get your ball to the center of a target, the more points you earn. Targets that are further away from the hitting bays are worth more points.
Each hitting bay is rented by the hour and can accommodate up to six players, who all take turns, similar to bowling. Topgolf has clubs available for everyone, including both left and right handed golfers. Right handed men’s clubs and women’s clubs are set up in each hitting bay. If you need left handed clubs or smaller clubs for kids (they have both children’s and toddler sized clubs), just ask and the staff will bring you a full set.
There are three levels of hitting bays giving you a choice of angles to play. While the bottom floor doesn’t give you a height advantage, it is on the ground so it may be the best choice for families with small children.
Food, Music, and Fun
Topgolf is a great place to eat and enjoy live music too! The new Nashville location is the first Topgolf with a music venue. It holds up to 500 people and will host live bands on a regular basis.
There are gathering areas throughout the facility including a rooftop patio with a view of the Nashville skyline. There is also an open room for parties including kids’ birthday parties. The venue is open throughout the year and is able to control the climate in the open air hitting bays. Through a unique system of vents, Topgolf can change the temperature up to 30 degrees either warmer or cooler to make sure you are playing in comfort.
Food is a big part of the Topgolf experience. The company’s executive chef spent a weekend in Nashville and ate at 17 local restaurants to get a sense of the flavors of the city. She then created six signature dishes that are only available at Topgolf’s Nashville location. We got to try samples of the pork and pimento cheese grilled cheese as well as the hot chicken wraps. You can’t go wrong with either choice!
Food allergies are taken very seriously. If you have an allergy or sensitivity, make sure to mention it to your server. The chef on duty will come out and speak to you directly to ensure your needs are taken care of and that you are able to enjoy the cuisine.
Be sure to save room for dessert! Topgolf is the only place we know that has donut holes that you get to fill yourself. When you order, you will get a tray of fresh sugar dusted donut holes and three large injector syringes full of bavarian cream, chocolate and jelly so you can create your own custom donut hole masterpiece.
Just for Kids
Topgolf has fun for all ages and is a great place to take kids for an afternoon of fun. My kids (12 and 7) had never golfed before we visited Topgolf. After a few minutes with a staff member learning to hold the club and swing, both kids were scoring points and keeping up with the adults in our group.
If your child is 12 years old or younger, sign up for the Kidszone program. It’s free to join and you will get emails about all the events at Topgolf for families and kids. We’ve heard that Santa makes a visit in December and there are camps available in the summer.
Kids Topgolf Leagues
Topgolf hosts leagues for kids to help them learn the game and enjoy some weekly competition. There is a five week fall league coming soon that includes game play, instruction, prizes and more for $75. There will be more information and the ability to register on the Topgolf website once the Nashville location opens.
Do something unique for your child’s next birthday and host a party at Topgolf. You can book a party online for groups of 12 to 18 kids ages 12 and under. If you want to book a larger party or a party for teens you can submit an online request and a Topgolf team member will contact you to help you host the perfect event. Find out more details about all the party options HERE.
Family Fun Facts
Topgolf Nashville (Website)
Location: 500 Cowan St.Nashville, TN 37207, (Map)
Hours: Grand Opening Sept, 22, 2017
Cost: Hitting bays are rented hourly and range from $25 – $45 per hour depending on the time of day. Click HERE for the full pricing table.