Looking to ace your next family outing? Head to Topgolf, Atlanta’s newest golf and entertainment venue. Located in a three-level, climate-controlled, open-air complex with a restaurant, two bars, an outdoor patio, and two indoor lounges complete with video games, foosball tables, and more, it is indeed the new sweet spot on Atlanta’s golf scene. We’ve got the details all teed up for you below.
Located just northwest Midtown West, Topgolf is a massive complex that looks like a normal building on one side, but on the other, as if they forgot to build the back wall. The exposed side of the complex opens up to a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground, surrounded by giant nets to protect Atlanta drivers from flying golfballs. Three levels of personal golf bays are serviced by a waiter or waitress, come with their own televisions (in case you need to calm a kiddo who’s jonesing for some Disney Jr., perhaps), and ample seating arranged as either a cocktail tabletop or sectional lounge. And if you feel the need to roam, there are two indoor game lounges, a rooftop patio, and two bars.
Inside Tip: Be sure to request a ground floor bay if you’re playing with little kids, because all that open space on the second and third levels is enough to give us an anxiety attack just thinking about it (there are nets, but still).
Each personal golf bay seats up to six players and comes with a touchscreen leader board and game selector, a ball machine, and all the equipment you’ll need (they even have clubs for kids). You select which game you want to play, enter the players’ names, wave the club in front of the ball machine, and voila! A microchipped ball appears! The closer to the center or “bull’s-eye” you get and the farther out you hit your microchipped balls, the more points you receive. Games vary by goals; some reward the short game, others reward the long game, and all are fun.
Inside Tip: Sign your kids up for a Junior Lifetime Membership ($5 onetime cost) and they enjoy all KidZone Events (tournaments and special deals), a free birthday item from the restaurant menu, and access to kids clubs each time they play.
Don’t mistake Topgolf for Putt-Putt. There are no sherbet-colored dinosaurs or windmill hazards. The interior of Topgolf is sleek and modern, and the clientele can range from corporate during the weekday to club-goers at night (Topgolf stays open until 2 a.m.). However, families are more than welcome, kids of all ages and capabilities are encouraged to give Topgolf a swing, the menu offers selections for children, the lounges house games suitable for all ages, and there is even a Kids Club. And if you’re looking for a new and fun birthday party venue, you’re in luck!
Similar to a bowling alley, players at Topgolf pay by the hour for one bay with up to six players. The rate, which is $25 from 9 a.m. to noon, $35 from noon to 5 p.m., and $45 from 5 p.m. to close (12 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday), is for the bay by the hour, not by the person.
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Topgolf Atlanta Midtown
1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW
Atlanta, Ga 30318
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copy and images by Shelley Massey