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Topgolf History

2024

TOPGOLF WUHAN VENUE

First Topgolf Venue in Central China and World's Largest Topgolf venue.

2022

TOPGOLF OPENS IN OBERHAUSEN AND THAILAND

2021

TOPGOLF COMES TO CHINA

Lounge by Topgolf China opens

2020

TOPGOLF AND CALLAWAY ANNOUNCE INTENT TO COMBINE

Topgolf and Callaway

2020

FIRST LOUNGE BY TOPGOLF + INTERNATIONAL VENUE OPENINGS

FIRST LOUNGE BY TOPGOLF + INTERNATIONAL VENUE OPENINGS
Topgolf opens the first Lounge by Topgolf concept in Kirkland, Washington, USA
Topgolf Monterrey opens in Mexico, marking venue operations in four countries
Topgolf Dubai opens in late 2020
Topgolf celebrates its 20th birthday milestone

2019

Topgolf Breaks Guiness World Record

Toptracer holds the first-ever globally connected 9-Shot Challenge tournament where 7,000 golfers played a total of 29,000 games during a live, four-day tournament across 19 countries and 11 time zones.
Topgolf signs licensing agreements with Franchisees for Central Europe and Asia
Topgolf partners with Will Smith's Westbrook Studios production company to produce "This Joka" original content series
Topgolf reaches $1 million in funds raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Topgolf breaks Guinness World Record for most golf balls hit simultaneously around the world
As of December 29, 2019, Topgolf owned, operated or franchised 58 Topgolf venues consisting of 57 company-operated venues in the United States and the United Kingdom and one franchised venue in Australia.

2018

TOPGOLF AUSTRALIA OPENS

First non-UK and non-US venue opens in the Gold Coast, Australia by franchise Village Roadshow. This marks Topgolf’s first international venture
Topgolf opened its 50th venue in the world
Toptracer Range is deployed at 1,500+ bays in 20 countries.

2017

LAUNCH OF SWING SUITE AND TOPGOLF STUDIOS

Opened the very first Swing Suite in Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, Texas, USA
Expanded Toptracer for live ball-tracing
Topgolf debuted Topgolf Studios original content
Fidelity Research & Management invests in Topgolf

2016

FIRST FLAGSHIP VENUE + WGT AND TOPTRACER ACQUSITIONS

The First flagship venue opened in Las Vegas
Acquired World Golf Tour by Topgolf (WGT) online golf gaming app, officially entering esports industry
Acquired the Protracer technology, which is now known as Toptracer
Providence Equity Partners invests in Topgolf

2012

THE EVOLUTION OF THE VENUE

Topgolf opened its first 102-bay entertainment-focused venue in Katy, Texas, USA

2006

Callaway Golf Company invests in Topgolf

2005

TOPGOLF COMES TO THE USA

WestRiver Group invests in Topgolf.
The first U.S. venue opens in Alexandria, Virginia, USA

2000

WHERE IT STARTED

Topgolf originated from the timeless golf question, "Who hit it closer?"

Originally called "Target Oriented Practice Golf," the founders of Topgolf used proprietary radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and dartboard-style targets to answer this question – and the first Topgolf venue was born in United Kingdom’s Watford in 2000.

Over the next 20 years, Topgolf would become a movement, constantly innovating to improve the guest experience, and expanding experiential platforms to create a global community.