More Than A Swing: Launch of Topgolf a sign of business, entertainment growth in Baton Rouge
However, there is a method to the madness, in that Baton Rouge is a big hub for the sport. The company has yet to announce the official opening date, but representatives say they will provide the official date this Monday.
The $10 million, 65,000 square foot complex broke ground in February 2018. The high-tech driving range features 72 climate-controlled hitting bays, several bars, an outdoor patio, a full-service restaurant, and private event space.
Each ball comes with a microchip inside that measures distance and accuracy. A computer scores your shot based on where it lands. The hourly rate for up to six people starts at $25 and goes up to $45 by the evening.
The massive venue is expected to bring in at least 350 new jobs.
Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, said his staff helped convince Topgolf that Baton Rouge would be a good fit for location number 52.
“A lot of (companies) want to know, can it host corporate events at the scale you see in really large towns,” Knapp explained. “Topgolf is found in some of the largest cities in America, so it’s really nice to see it come to Baton Rouge, the first place in Louisiana that they’re open.”