Topgolf Announces Ambitious U.K. Expansion Plans
LONDON, May 27, 2016
Global golf entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG) today announced its aggressive pursuit of new locations in the U.K. The Topgolf concept originated in Watford in 2000, and the company currently operates 26 venues worldwide, including three in the U.K.
Topgolf International, a TEG division focused on expansion abroad, is seeking 10-15 additional locations in the U.K. meeting the requirements below:
8-12 acres of land to accommodate a 60,000-square foot building, 250-metre range and car parking
Freehold or lease hold with minimum term of 25 years
Major U.K. cities with 500,000 people within a 20-minute drive
Prominent position on arterial roads, retail or business parks
Topgolf is the only entertainment centre of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track players’ shots. Those who just want to relax can enjoy the food, drinks, music, meeting spaces and entertainment areas.
“Our venues in Watford, Surrey and Chigwell have seen remarkable year-over-year growth for the past several years,” said Topgolf International President Neil Allen. “Our innovative concept offers an alternative to traditional leisure activities such as bowling, darts or snooker. We are excited to grow our presence and the game of golf in the U.K. plus offer residents another option for entertainment.”
About Topgolf Entertainment Group
Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG) is the parent holding company of Topgolf, Topgolf International and Topgolf Media. TEG is led by Co-Chairman and CEO Erik Anderson.
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 26 locations serving 8 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each venue offers an upscale and playful experience, featuring an impressive food and beverage menu, music, games and climate-controlled hitting bays. Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community through its lessons, leagues, tournaments, parties, and social and corporate events. To learn more about Topgolf in the U.K., follow @TopgolfUK or visit topgolf.com.