The innovative concept could have very well been born in Las Vegas.
But alas, TopGolf, the driving range/night club hybrid that has become one of the most exciting developments to happen in the game in the 21st century, announced a brand new Las Vegas location this week.
Since debuting in England in 2000, TopGolf's roster of locations has been steadily growing and now sits at 16. Last spring, they opened a Scottsdale location near Talking Stick Resort and have seven existing facilities in Texas. The Vegas facility, now under construction on an 8-acre parcel of land at the MGM Grand entertainment complex, is slated to open in the spring of 2016.
The TopGolf Las Vegas location will up the ante compared to its existing locations. With an estimated price tag of $50 million, the facility will feature four levels, including a VIP top level with views of the Strip, 102 hitting bays, a pool and stage area for live performances. While the average TopGolf facility spans 70,000 square feet, the Vegas edition will total 105,000.
In theory, this means that golfers staying on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip could play Bali Hai Golf Club in the morning, play the par-3 course at the Taylor Made Golf Experience across the street after lunch, then hit up TopGolf for drinks and more competition for dinner.
TopGolf executives Randy Starr and Erik Andersen joined the Golf Channel Morning Drive team to discuss the Vegas facility as well as the TopGolf concept to those who haven't experienced it yet.
Video: TopGolf coming to Las Vegas
You can view a full list of existing and planning locations at TopGolf.com.