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Golf entertainment venue hires 400 as it readies eighth Florida location

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 3:15 p.m. June 26, 2023
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The St. Pete Topgolf location is scheduled to open June 30.
The St. Pete Topgolf location is scheduled to open June 30.
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The latest Topgolf location in the region is scheduled to open later this week, this one in St. Petersburg. 

Scheduled to open June 30, the new location, in the bustling Carillon office park area, will be Topgolf’s eighth in Florida, according to a statement. It joins others in Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Lake Mary, Miami-Doral, Miami Gardens, Orlando and Tampa. The Dallas-based company adds that Florida will now have the second-most Topgolf venues behind Texas, which has 12. The venue will employ roughly 400 people, what the company calls playmakers. 

Topgolf St. Petersburg will have 102 outdoor climate-controlled hitting bays spanning three levels, the release states. “Each bay has lounge-type furniture or high-top tables where groups can cheer — or heckle — the other players,” the company says in the statement. The venue is also equipped with Topgolf's Toptracer technology, which traces each golf ball's flight path, distance and other metrics.

For those who have never been to a Topgolf venue, the company says to think “of it as a modern golf experience where anyone — including people who have never picked up a golf club and those who want to perfect their swing — can participate in the sport in a relaxed, no-pressure environment.”

The company also boasts of several non-golf activities. That includes a full-service restaurant manned by executive chefs, rooftop terrace with fire pits, more than 200 HDTVs, music and year-round family-friendly programming. There are also private event rooms and an outdoor area with backyard games. 

"We're working every day to make the game of golf more accessible, more diverse and more fun, and we invite our neighbors in the Pinellas County community to show us your best – or worst – swing.” Topgolf Chief Operating Officer Gen Gray says in the statement. “Either way, as long as you're having a blast."



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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