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Topgolf swings into Fishers with games, food and fun

Writer / Jon Shoulders
Photography provided by Brian Brosmer & Topgolf Fishers

Topgolf, a restaurant, entertainment and golfing venue with more than 30 locations nationwide, opened its first Indiana location on October 13 and is now in full swing on 116th Street in Fishers across from IKEA and Portillo’s.

The 65,000-square-foot, all-ages complex features more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays on three levels where guests can play computerized golf games using balls equipped with microchips. Topgolf hired 500 full-time and part-time employees to staff the facility, which offers membership packages and will be open year-round except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

“We have games for beginners, or you can play more advanced practice games if you’re a golfer,” says Adrienne Chance, director of corporate communications for Topgolf. “There’s the rooftop terrace where you can just come and enjoy a drink and live music. We also have pool tables in the lower-level lounge. And you can change the channel on the TV in your hitting bay to watch whatever game you want. It’s a very unique venue and experience.”

Chance says long-time demand for an Indy presence made the decision to open a Fishers location easy for the company.

“The Midwest is a huge market that we had barely tapped into, and Indianapolis had been on our radar for a long time,” she says. “We’ve had messages coming through on social media for years asking when we are going to build a location in the Indianapolis area.”

Topgolf’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus include flatbreads, wings, sandwiches, burgers, signature nachos and Mexican sushi known as Mushi. The extensive drink menu features margaritas, Bloody Marys, a beer and wine selection and specialty cocktails like the Tipsy Palmer, made with sweet tea vodka, fresh-brewed iced tea and lemon.

Topgolf follows IKEA Home Furnishings and Portillo’s restaurant as the third nationally known business to open in 2017 near the intersection of 116thj Street and I-69.

“When we started exploring this area, Fishers was consistently recognized as a top place to live, work and play, and there’s lots of businesses coming here,” says Chance, adding that Topgolf Fishers offers free gaming sessions Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for high school golf teams and any charity serving youth. “So, we wanted to be part of this community. The support from the community’s been incredible.”

Zariah Lombroso, marketing manager for Topgolf Fishers, says one of the company’s strengths is the diverse experience it can offer patrons.

“Topgolf is for everyone – all ages, all skill levels,” Lombroso says. “We want to be a place where the community can come together and have a great time. Whether it’s a family night out, a meeting or first date, Topgolf is a place for all.

“The majority of the food is made from scratch daily, and we strive to make awesome food for every occasion,” she adds. “Topgolf isn’t your typical bar food, and we can’t wait for guests to experience it.”

The Fishers City Council approved construction of the facility in January of 2016, and Chance says Topgolf’s economic output is projected to be $264.5 million over a 10-year period.

“The biggest thing I can tell those who have not been to Topgolf is be prepared to have a great time,” Lombroso adds. “You do not have to be a golfer to enjoy Topgolf. In fact, half of our guests are non-golfers. We have many different entertainment options for all to enjoy.”

Topgolf is located at 9200 E. 116 St. in Fishers. For more information, call 765-212-3488 or visit topgolf.com/us/fishers.

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