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January 27, 2014

TopGolf announces OKC location

Store to open in 2015

OKLA. CITY — TopGolf has selected a location in Oklahoma City. The company will break ground this year.

Golf entertainment leader TopGolf International Inc. announced Monday it will open its flagship Oklahoma location in Oklahoma City in spring 2015. The company will begin construction on the site, located near Quail Springs Mall at the southwestern quadrant of North Western Avenue and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike, early this year.

Last September, TopGolf® announced it was actively seeking a site in Oklahoma. The new 65,000-square-foot facility will feature: 102 hitting bays that can accommodate up to six players at one time; a full-service restaurant and bars; 4,000-square-feet of private event space; a rooftop terrace and more. The project is being funded through TopGolf’s investors and EPR Properties, a $3.4 billion specialty real estate investment trust.

“The TopGolf team has been blown away by the support and enthusiasm we’ve seen from the people of Oklahoma since we first announced our interest in the market,” said TopGolf Chief Development Officer Randy Starr. “Oklahoma City officials have also been a great partner in bringing this deal to closure. We are now anxiously awaiting our opportunity to offer residents another entertainment attraction.”

Oklahoma City is the company’s 16th confirmed location, following San Antonio and Tampa. Starr estimates it will serve about 425,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Its 10-year total fiscal impact (including direct sales tax, property tax, business tax, etc.) will exceed $31 million. TopGolf also expects to hire about 400-450 associates at the new facility, creating 100 full-time positions.  

Residents can follow TopGolf’s progress in Oklahoma City at topgolf.com/okc, facebook.com.

/topgolfokc and @TopGolfOKC on Twitter.

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