Noah Fleischman, Sports Editor
Walking up to Richmond’s newest entertainment venue, it looks futuristic, especially at night with the lights illuminating on the building.
The three-story structure is home to Topgolf, a driving range that doubles as a place to hang out with friends and family.
“What we like to do is create moments that matter for people,” said Amber Drew, the marketing manager at Topgolf Richmond.
Located just past The Diamond, the location was handpicked by the Topgolf headquarters using analytics about the location. The company purchased the land for $5.7 million in 2018.
“They saw the culture of Richmond and the RVA brand … [people] live it and breathe it,” Drew said. “I think seeing the culture of Richmond, seeing the people we could possibly have on our team, the family we could build and the location made it all come together.”
Drew called the company’s games “everybody’s game” because it doesn’t matter if it’s someone’s first time swinging a golf club or they’ve been playing their entire life.
Topgolf has more than 70 bays that people can reserve ahead of time online or in-person.
From pork sliders to flatbread pizza, Topgolf offers a wide variety of food served all day long. The menu also has donut holes that taste like a funnel cake, which are also served at the location with chocolate and Bavarian cream sauces. The location is equipped with a two-floor kitchen and a full kitchen staff.
To attract VCU students, Topgolf will have a college night every Wednesday all year long.
“We do a $15 cover, that gets you unlimited game play and you also get discounts off of food,” Drew said.
Topgolf Richmond opens Oct. 4 at 9 a.m.