Long Islanders are getting ready to tee off at Topgolf, a new family-friendly golf entertainment complex in Holtsville, which opened this week less than a mile from exit 62 off the Long Island Expressway.
The 70,000-square-foot, three-storied facility features 102 private climate-controlled bays, where guests can play a variety of indoor golf games that extend to a 215-yard outdoor driving range.
There are 10 games to choose from: Topgolf, TopPressure, TopShot, Quick 9, TopScore, TopChip, TopDrive, TopScramble and Closest to the Hole.
BOWLING MEETS GOLF
“Each game is built around the skill of the player — beginner, intermediate or professional,” says Phil Shabat, director of operations. “Our most popular is Topgolf. There are targets in the outfield. The further you hit and closest to the flag gives you the most points.”
Each golf ball is tracked with an RFID (radio frequency identification device) chip and the score pops up on a flat-screen TV at each bay, which can hold up to six players. Every player gets 20 balls per game.
“It’s almost like bowling meets darts,” explains Shabat. “Each score is tracked to each golfer at their individual bay.”
You don’t have to be an expert golfer to get into the swing of things. A computerized tutorial will explain how to operate the system and bay hosts are available for those that need assistance.
“These games are for everybody. In fact, 80% of our guests have never picked up a golf club before,” says Shabat. “All clubs are provided. However, experienced golfers can bring their own if they like.”
GOLF ‘N GORGE
This isn’t for your ordinary clubhouse. Food and drinks can be delivered to each bay which has high-top tables and chairs for lounging.
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