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Topgolf tees up the fun factor

International entertainment venue opens in Hillsboro


SUBMITTED PHOTOS: TOPGOLF - Topgolf offers more than 100 hitting bays spread over three floors, with games for all ages and skill levels.

Topgolf opened its doors in Hillsboro last week, marking the 28th location for the global sports entertainment giant.

Topgolf is a unique entertainment experience, offering fun golfing games for all ages and skill levels, paired with an outstanding chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big-screen TVs and music in climate-controlled suites for year-round comfort.

“The Pacific Northwest is a key part of Topgolf’s expansion strategy, and the vibrant Hillsboro community is a perfect location for our first venue in the region,” said Topgolf Hillsboro Director of Operations Jay Molinar. “We are excited to offer a new entertainment destination for residents with both indoor and outdoor spaces. Our climate-controlled hitting bays will allow guests to play comfortably year-round.”

Topgolf’s story begins with brothers Steve and Dave Jolliffe, two hardcore golfers who were bored on a driving range in North London, England, and wished they could tell exactly how far and how close to the pin their shots were. “What if” turned into “this is awesome!” And while the idea came from serious golfers intent on improving their game, more than half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as non-golfers. The concept appeals to both avid golfers and brand-new players, several million and counting, who love how easy it is to play.

The Topgolf games can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, and the microchipped golf balls score themselves, providing players with instant feedback on each shot’s accuracy and distance. Hillsboro features more than 100 hitting bays spread over three floors. Games allow you to focus on going for the longest drive, working on your pitching game, accuracy or just plain hitting the ball. Lessons are also available.

Every player needs a membership playing card to compete. Memberships start as low as a $5 one-time fee and provide an easy way to add credit for renting a hitting bay. Hourly rates are per bay and include up to six players.

Hitting bays are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but waits can be enjoyable considering the availability of other entertainment, including the food, beverages, big-screen TVs and music.

Guests enjoy drinks and food as they play golf.

Topgolf is open 9 a.m.-midnight Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. It is located at 5505 N.W. Huffman St. in Hillsboro, right off Highway 26. To learn more, visit topgolf.com/us/Hillsboro.

— Barb Randall