Topgolf thinking small with planned addition to Westwood facility

The future Topgolf location at 2308 Westwood Ave. (Photos by Michael Schwartz)

With its 3-story driving range and towering nets taking shape on Westwood Avenue, Topgolf has something miniature up its sleeve ahead of its Richmond launch.

The Dallas-based operator of high-tech golf and entertainment facilities filed plans last month to add a 14-hole mini-golf course at its forthcoming location at 2308 Westwood Ave., next to Interstate 195.

Plans filed with Henrico County show the course would be installed on the southwestern side of the 14-acre site, just outside of the massive netting system that will contain balls flying off the driving range bays.

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A Topgolf tee line and outfield in Centennial, CO.

Topgolf spokeswoman Morgan Schaaf would not expound on the company’s plans, other than to say it would be Topgolf’s third mini-golf course in the country, joining locations in Dallas and Chicago.

Construction is already well underway on the larger driving range, a $25 million, 48,000-square-foot project that will stack three levels of hitting bays.

Schaaf said the company is still on track to open in Richmond in early fall, but no firm date has been set.

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John Rosenstock
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This seems like a great add-on to the business model. Top Golf locations I’ve been to can have wait times well over an hour. If it is set up so you can go play a quick round of mini-golf while you are waiting for a bay to open up, that would be great for the customer and for Top Golf with the additional revenue. Looking forward to their opening.

Brian Ezzelle
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How do they prevent birds from flying into those nets and being caught?

Ed Christina
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Birds, trash, leaves, how they keep those nets clean is an interesting question.

Jake Germel
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Googled the subject and didn’t see many articles, but here is one out of va beach :
https://www.google.com/amp/s/pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/article_123b1b50-6274-5788-825b-4aa055021617.amp.html

Regarding trash and leaves, based on the handful of of driving ranges I have been to that use nets (not top golf but others) this doesn’t seem to be an issue, but if it is, I would imagine they just clean it out periodically as part of general maintenance similar to any other large structure requiring maintenance.

Brian Ezzelle
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That is just sad.

Jake Germel
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What is sad ?

Brian Ezzelle
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Sad for that duck

Michael Dodson
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Been to two in Texas, one in DC, and one at VA Beach never seeing anything in or around nets.

Rossie Dodson
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There are driving ranges in every corner of the world and there’s never been an issue with ducks flying into them! What an absurd made up thing to be sad about!

Mo Karn-Bruce
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I hope it is a fun minigolf with windmills and pirate ships etc.

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