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Practice your golf swing, three stories up at Topgolf Overland Park (with video)

Patrons attending the Topgolf Overland Park Media Taste & Tour Wednesday evening enjoyed a variety of amenities, horderves and cocktails. The first Topgolf location to open in Kansas, it features this 102-tee driving and chipping range.
Patrons attending the Topgolf Overland Park Media Taste & Tour Wednesday evening enjoyed a variety of amenities, horderves and cocktails. The first Topgolf location to open in Kansas, it features this 102-tee driving and chipping range. The Kansas City Star

Imagine practicing your golf swing from a three-story driving range. Golf lovers will soon be able to make this dream a reality at Topgolf Overland Park.

The 65,000 square foot venue will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26.

The new Overland Park site at 10611 Nall Ave is set to become the company’s 18th worldwide location, and will employ more than 450 workers. A large staff is needed to manage the massive complex, which includes a restaurant, rooftop bar and gaming areas along with its 102 climate-controlled hitting bays.

Topgolf Overland Park will open its doors to the public on Friday, June 26. Here is an early look at the three-level venue, where players will line up in one of 102 climate-controlled hitting bays. Sarah Darby/The Kansas City Star

“Topgolf is a golf entertainment venue for all ages, all skill levels, all year round,” said Adrienne Chance, director of corporate communication for Topgolf. “We have pretty much anything that you could imagine to have a fun night out in Kansas City.”

Although Topgolf’s main attraction is its cutting-edge golf technology — all balls are microchipped and track targets up to 215 yards into the outfield — the venue has a party atmosphere that appeals to all ages and skill levels. Topgolf plays its music loud across its three levels, which can hold 1,200 golfers at a time.

The location especially appeals to young people like Overland Park resident Meghan Lally. The venue will have live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays nights and stay open until 2 a.m. on weekends. On most other nights, Topgolf will be open until midnight.

“I think it’s nice that we have this for young people to come and participate in something that’s active, fun and also safe,” Lally said. “I don’t think there’s enough of that in any city.”

Prices are $20 an hour during off-peak times and $40 an hour for evenings and weekends for groups up to six players. Customers must pay $5 for a lifetime playing card or they can splurge on a $250-a month membership that allows unlimited play for up to six players during non-peak hours along with food and drink discounts.

Players can also work on their game while ordering drinks and food at the full-service restaurant and bar.

Mark Boyton, national director of culinary research and development, said the regular menu is a twist on the classics, and will include items such as nachos, wings and Mushi, a fusion between a burrito and Asian-style wrap.

“We average a thousand customers a day in our locations. We’re looking at what we can do to push the envelope and show people how good the food can be,” he added.

Guests can expect a high energy environment when Topgolf opens, Chance said. The company is serious about achieiving a fun environment; dancing is even part of the employee interview process.

“They are just so ready to open the doors to our guests and the community,” Chance said.

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