The driving range and entertainment venue is scheduled to open later this year. The three-story complex is being constructed in the old Sears wing of Oxmoor Center. “It’s going to help the industry, it’s going to help all the clubs, all the courses in the area,” says Jeff Nelson, general manager of the Oxmoor Country Club. “Not just the private ones, but the public ones and you know, more people will get into it.”
Construction work started several months ago on the complex at Oxmoor Center, where Topgolf’s first driving range and entertainment venue in Louisville, Ky. is being built, WDRB reported.
As a result, a lot of people are ready to take a swing.
“Oh, that was a good one,” said Maggie Hoffman as she hit a few dozen golf balls at the driving range on July 11.
Hoffman is a scratch golfer who is playing in an annual tournament at the Oxmoor Country Club in Louisville this week, WDRB reported.
“It’s our Fall Cities and it’s our championship so it’s a match-play,” she said.
Even though she played 18 holes of golf the morning of July 11, Hoffman was back out on the driving range a few hours later, WDRB reported.
“If I am playing in a game that matters, I like to get here about 45 minutes before,” she said.
Although Hoffman is an avid golfer, she enjoys the lighter side of the game and that’s why she’s excited about Topgolf.
“I play golf a lot,” she said to WDRB. “I really do love it. I’ve been to Arizona Topgolf, I’ve been to Cincinnati Topgolf.”
Despite earlier opposition from neighbors, these days the three-story golf-entertainment complex is taking shape in the old Sears wing of Oxmoor Center, WDRB reported.
“Everybody seems to be really excited about it,” said Jeff Nelson, general manager of the Oxmoor Country Club.
Nelson is also the head men’s and women’s golf coach at Spalding University and believes Topgolf will help grow interest in the game, WDRB reported.
“It’s going to help the industry, it’s going to help all the clubs, all the courses in the area. Not just the private ones, but the public ones and you know, more people will get into it,” he said. “That’s the biggest thing, to grow the game. They’ll go to Topgolf and then, you know, when they get addicted to the game, that’s when they start playing more, and then they start looking for a club to play.”
While Hoffman continues to work on her game, she has seen firsthand the impact Topgolf can have on beginners, WDRB reported.
“It’s fun the way they have dinner and all that stuff and you sit there and entertain. It’s very exciting,” she said. “I remember going in Arizona with my daughter. She doesn’t play that much golf and she loved it.”
Topgolf is still scheduled to open in late 2022.