The 22,500‐sq.‐ft. cutting‐edge golf, dining and entertainment venue is scheduled to open in Akron, Ohio in fall 2022. The property will include a two-story tee-line with 44 interactive tee boxes and operate year-round, alongside Raymond C. Firestone Public 9 Golf Course.
BigShots Golf, ClubCorp’s tech-driven entertainment and culinary experience offering fun for all ages and skill levels, plans to open a new facility at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio in fall 2022.
BigShots Golf Firestone, the seventh location nationwide, will begin construction this month. The 22,500‐sq.‐ft. cutting‐edge golf, dining and entertainment venue will replace Hackers Bar & Grill and be open to the public. The venue will include a two-story tee-line with 44 interactive tee boxes and operate year-round, alongside Raymond C. Firestone Public 9 Golf Course.
BigShots Golf Firestone marks the first free-standing outdoor location that is connected to one of the clubs in the ClubCorp portfolio, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to diversifying the game by making it accessible to more people.
C+RB wrote about the club opening its facility to the public via stay-and-play packages in August 2021.
“BigShots Golf Firestone will bring a new level of entertainment and dining to Akron,” said ClubCorp CEO David Pillsbury. “As golf continues to grow in popularity as a social, entertainment and sports endeavor, people are joining and experiencing the game in new, non-intimidating environments. BigShots Golf is leading the way with innovative technology, elevated dining and fun for the whole family.”
BigShots Golf features cutting-edge technology powered by TrackMan Range and can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. Avid golfers can play full rounds on virtual golf courses all over the world, while beginner players, families and children can take part in interactive games such as Knockout and Pinball.
The entertainment experience will include a private event space, outdoor patio and an elevated sports bar serving a menu of local favorites, signature cocktails and craft beer.
“Bringing BigShots Golf to a legendary and iconic location like Firestone Country Club is game-changing for the golf entertainment industry, as we continue to create experiences that remove the friction that can accompany introduction to this great game,” said BigShots Golf Chief Operating Officer TJ Schier. “Our concept is rooted in golf, but our passion is centered around creating exceptional experiences that bring people together through our innovative gameplay, elevated sports bar and unexpected events for the whole family. Having this location connected to Firestone Country Club allows us to transition beginners who find a passion for the game to the fairways of courses where the best in the game, like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, have triumphed.”
BigShots Golf is open in Vero Beach, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Springfield, Mo.; Northwick Park, UK; and Bryan, Texas. Locations are currently under development in St. George, Utah, opening spring 2022; and Naples, Fla., opening Q1 2023.