Topgolf announces opening plans for state-of-the-art Glasgow venue
10th Feb 2022
Global sports and golf entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group has confirmed it is targeting a late 2022 opening for its new state-of-the-art venue in Glasgow.
Topgolf Glasgow is set to be the first Scottish venue and fourth in the UK adding to a list of over 70 venues operating in six countries, which attract over 30 million players per year combined.
Construction has been progressing well at the future Topgolf Glasgow venue, with UK property company Ashfield Land leading the development. The three-level venue, located just off the M74 near Rutherglen, is expected to create more than 300 jobs once open. It is part of Clyde Gateway, one of Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration programmes.
Topgolf began their journey in 2000, when two brothers set out to make a driving range in London more fun, and it turned into one of the world’s fastest-growing sports and entertainment brands.
“The UK holds a special place in our hearts as it’s where our Topgolf story began. It seems very apt that the next leg of our journey takes us to Scotland, the original home of golf,” said Topgolf Vice President of International Steve Lane. “The Glasgow venue will be like nothing the country has ever seen. We’re thrilled to kick-off this development together with our partners at Ashfield and introduce a venue where friends and families can safely play together and share experiences.”
Steven McGarva, Development Director at Ashfield Land, said: “We’re proud to be working with Topgolf to deliver its first attraction in Scotland, the home of golf, here at our Glasgow development. The unique attraction is really starting to take shape and we’re pleased with how construction is progressing. The new Topgolf will create approximately 300 new jobs and we look forward to it opening to the people of Glasgow later this year. I’m sure it’ll be a huge success.”
Topgolf Glasgow will feature three-storeys with 72 climate-controlled outdoor hitting bays where players will experience the unique technology-driven fun communities have grown to know and love in an open-air and energetic environment.
The centre will also have a sports bar, a lounge, an events hall with nearly 100 seats, a gaming area and three different restaurants. These include a drive-thru restaurant and a drive-thru coffee shop. The venue will also feature year-round programming for all ages, and private event rooms are available for meetings and events.