By Megan Miller, Editor
BIRMINGHAM – Topgolf announced on Tuesday that Birmingham will be its first location in Alabama.
Topgolf has 30 venues serving 12.2 million guests annually, and is the world’s largest digital golf audience. Topgolf offers golfing for all ages and skill levels, paired with a chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs and music in climate controlled bays for year-round comfort.
The Birmingham Topgolf location is set to be located at 12th Avenue near Carraway Boulevard. The 10-care property is being leased from the BJCC Authority.
The economic output estimated for Birmingham is expected to exceed $264.5 million over a 10-year period according to a third-party audit.
“As we look to expand in the Southeast, Birmingham is a key market that has been on Topgolf’s radar for a long time,” Topgolf Director of Real Estate Development Devin Charhon said. “With all the recent development in the downtown Birmingham area and all that the Uptown Entertainment District around the BJCC offers, we look forward to bringing a new option for entertainment to the Birmingham market.”
The three-level attraction will include 3,000 square feet of private events pace and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, which can host up to six players at a time. Charhon estimates the location would serve 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation.
“The BJCC is excited about the progress being made to bring Topgolf’s popular concept to the Birmingham area,” BJCC Executive Director Tad Snider said. “Topgolf’s recreational offering will provide a great mix of entertainment for Birmingham-area residents at the BJCC’s Uptown District.”