Art & Entertainment

Top Golf is Coming to Metro Detroit!

Hi, friends! Have you been to a Topgolf venue yet?

I haven’t had the chance to go to one, but I have heard so many great things about Top Golf. Some of my friends have shared pictures of their times at Topgolf and I have to say, I was feeling a little jelly about it because I wanted to go, too. 🙂 I’m always seeing photos of friends at Topgolf, especially my Nashville friends. The sports entertainment venue looks so cool and like it would be a great place to hang out with family and friends.

Well, my Detroit friends, if you’ve been longing for a Topgolf to hit our city, your wish is about to become reality. Topgolf is coming to Michigan and will open its first location in Auburn Hills! 

The global sports entertainment leader has broken ground on the 65,000-square-foot venue, which is projected to open in winter 2018! YAY!


Exciting news for Topgolf fans! | Photo courtesy Topgolf
Topgolf is coming to Metro Detroit! | Photo courtesy Topgolf


Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel shared his thoughts on the future opening of Topgolf:

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Topgolf, a premier entertainment destination, to Auburn Hills.

Topgolf is the perfect complement to our entertainment district near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. As Michigan’s first location, we are honored they chose Auburn Hills. Our City Council and staff has worked diligently to support this exciting project, and we are looking forward to having them as part of our community.”


Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway on Topgolf’s new Auburn Hills location:

“During the past few months, Detroit has gotten a taste of Topgolf, thanks to the Topgolf Swing Suite inside the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit.

We are excited to expand our investment in the Detroit-Auburn Hills market and create great times for all at our new Topgolf venue.”


Topgolf offers playful competition for all skill levels. | Photo courtesy Topgolf
Topgolf offers sports entertainment for everyone! | Photo courtesy Topgolf


So what is Topgolf?

Topgolf is a global sports and entertainment community which offers people an opportunity to come together for playful competition. Golfers and non-golfers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play at Topgolf.

Here are some features you can expect at the new Topgolf location in Auburn Hills:

dozens of high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort

point-scoring golf games using microchipped balls that score themselves

a chef-inspired menu for year-round deliciousness

top-shelf drinks

big screen TVs

music for you to enjoy while you play

hundreds of Associates who are eager to help create moments that matter

The new Auburn Hills location will also be a great asset to the community, creating 500 full- and part-time jobs. The new three-level venue will feature 3,000 square feet of private event space for corporate and social gatherings, plus 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time.


Topgolf is for families, kids, and non-golfers, too! | Photo courtesy Topgolf
Topgolf location to open in Auburn Hills
Families, kids, and non-golfers can enjoy a visit at Topgolf! | Photo courtesy Topgolf


Topgolf is for families, kids, and non-golfers, too!

If you’re a parent like me and wondering if Topgolf is a place you can also bring the kids, the answer is YES! Topgolf offers year-round programming events for kids and families. The sports venue also offers social leagues, golf tournaments, golf instruction and so much more!

And no worries if you can’t play golf or you’re a little rusty at your golf swing. Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.” You can add me to the non-golfer category. I’ve always struggled with understanding golf so I am very excited to try Topgolf and see if the venue will help me learn more about the sport!

Are you as excited as I am? I know I am looking forward to visiting Topgolf with my family and checking out the hype!


Topgolf Nashville Venue | Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC


Keep Track of Topgolf’s Progress in Detroit-Auburn Hills

You can keep track of Topgolf’s progress by following Topgolf on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Just click each social media name to be directed to Topgolf’s page and follow along!

The 16-acre property will be located along the southwest corner of I-75 and Joslyn Road. Topgolf estimates it will serve approximately 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation.

For more information about Topgolf, visit their official website here. 


(Feature image courtesy of Topgolf.)


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