Thursday, June 23, 2016

Day 2443 - Topgolf Las Vegas - the new Vegas hot spot.

Could you imagine a golf course on the Las Vegas strip?


No, me either, which is why MGM have created this multi-storey golfing range as a worthy substitute to a 18 hole course.



To add the Vegas dimension they've ensured it's so much more than a driving range.

It's a party with golf sticks.

Topgolf is a high tech approach to the game with some people referring to the rules and general match play as a hybrid between golfing and darts with some ten pin bowling thrown in.



There are four levels of player bays, each with their own lounges and a computer screen to track the players and record results.

The "top" in Topgolf stands for "target oriented practice".  The balls are embedded with microchips to track who has hit them and to record where they land. There are 11 targets spread around the 215 yard outfield, all of varying size.  The further the target is away and the closer you get to the middle, the higher your score. There are seven variations of the game you can choose from and each bay is equipped to hold groups of up to six people.


Topgolf also includes two pools, a concert venue, a sports book, huge TVs showing sports from around the world and bars.

If you turn up expecting a good ol' fashioned golfing range, you're in for a surprise!



Topgolf is situated behind MGM Grand.  You can cab it directly to the venue in Koval Lane or grab the shuttle bus from the MGM foyer.

Topgolf only opened in May of this year but already it is becoming the new Vegas hot spot.  It is open from 8am until 2am weekdays, then 8am until 4am over the weekend.  Levels 1 and 2 are open to the entire family with levels 3 and 4 for adults 21+

The cost is very reasonable with our group only paying $65 for the booth for the hour (which is around $10 per person if you're a party of six).  





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