Top Golf announces plans to build Ridgeland center
RIDGELAND — Another major golf entertainment company has announced its first Mississippi location, this one slated for a spot just northeast of the Renaissance at Colony Park here.
Topgolf Entertainment Group announced in a press release on Wednesday that said they have “set plans in motion” and aim to bring Top golf to Ridgeland.
"We are thrilled to be joining the Greater Jackson community and look forward to welcoming those in and around the capital city," said Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. "As a company focused on enabling more people to play the game of golf, we feel the Jackson area is a perfect place to kick off our growth within the region."
The facility will generate about 200 jobs, officials said.
“Topgolf's Jackson venue will employ approximately 200 Playmakers – aka Topgolf Associates – further strengthening the region's economy,” Callaway said.
The two-level Topgolf venue will feature 60 climate-controlled outdoor hitting bays, chef-driven menu items, top-shelf drinks, music and year-round programming, the release says.
The Topgolf venue will be fully equipped with Topgolf's proprietary Toptracer technology to accurately trace the flight path of golf balls.
Toptracer technology, which offers an interactive experience and includes “fan-favorite” Topgolf games such as Angry Birds and Jewel Jam, is the most trusted ball-tracing technology used in the golf industry and is the same technology seen on TV while watching major golf tournaments, Callaway said.
Topgolf currently has locations in 33 states and 6 foreign countries. The Texas-based company makes their announcement about two weeks after competitor GolfSuites announced they will bring their fourth location to Madison near I-55 and Parkway East and is expected to open next year.