Topgolf breaks ground on $12.5 million metro Detroit location

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 15:13:49-05

Metro Detroit is getting its first driving range and entertainment complex as Topgolf announced plans for its $12.5 million facility on Monday.

Topgolf said it broke ground on the 65,000-square-foot venue in Auburn Hills on Monday, and it's expected to open in the Winter 2018.

"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Topgolf, a premier entertainment destination, to Auburn Hills," said Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel. "Topgolf is the perfect complement to our entertainment district near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets."

Guests at Topgolf can enjoy point-scoring golf games using microchipped balls that score themselves. The accuracy, distance and others are shown immediately on a TV screen in the hitting bay.

In 2017, the Topgolf Swing Suite opened at MGM Grand in downtown Detroit.

On top of the game, the three-level complex will feature 3,000 square feet of private event space, plus 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time.

Located on the southwest corner of I-75 and Joslyn Rd., the site was once an indoor driving range.

The location will create 500 full and part-time jobs at the location. They expect to host about 450,000 visitors in its first year, and early half of the guests describe themselves as "non-golfers."

Anyone interested can track the progress of Topgolf Auburn Hills on the Facebook page.