5 Things to Know about Topgolf
Topgolf tees up family fun in Atlanta and Alpharetta with a unique golf activity that kids and adults can enjoy together. Come ready to play, and bring your appetite! Here’s what first-timers should know.
It’s For Everyone
Total beginner kid? Very experienced adult? It doesn’t matter, because everyone can play. Your family or group hits balls (with real clubs) to targets ranging from 20 to 240 yards away. The targets look like circular dart boards in the green, and giant nets keep balls from going too wild. It’s similar to bowling, in that scores are seen on a digital display in your bay. The technology is very cool; each golf ball is micro chipped to calculate how far it went. Even if you can’t see where you hit the ball, the distance gets calculated goes right to your screen! You can make it a competitive game, or try to best your own last score. Even those in our family who think they hate golf had a good time here.
Play in Any Weather
The bays have comfortable seating, food and beverage service, and climate control. Even though they’re open to the outdoor range, you can stay cool in hot temps or warm in winter. Unlike standard mini-golf, we’ve played at Topgolf in summer rain and chilly autumn nights with no problem.
Kids Get Their Own Programs
Kids can take classes or lessons throughout the year to get their swing in shape. Seasonally, the Summer Academy and Kids Fall Leagues are multi-week programs that allow kids to compete, improve skills and spend time with similarly aged kids. Check the KidZone page for what’s currently available.
Eat While you Play
The food here is unexpectedly great. The menu features kid selections and lots of choices, including burgers, salads and sandwiches. Some popular picks in our family are the The Mac Daddy (a burger with mac and cheese on top!) and chicken and waffle sliders. For dessert, kids love the injectable donut holes, which come with your choice of fillings.
You Can Reserve a Bay or Walk In
Reserve a bay online ahead of time; walk-ins are also welcome (check websites for current wait times and the busiest times of day). If you’re afraid of long lines, go early in the day when it’s least crowded. However, if you have a bit of a wait, keep little ones occupied with activities in the KidZone until it’s their turn to hit the ball! Everyone gets a membership card when you go for the first time. The card is loaded with your funds to play games, and tracks your scores from one visit to the next.
– Dalia Faupel
1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta
10900 Westside Parkway, Alpharetta
Cost:Hourly fee for a bay that holds up to six players. Prices range from $27-$47 per hour based on time of day and location.
Hours: Open daily, check each location for times.