Global golf entertainment company Topgolf International today officially unveiled Edison as its first location planned in New Jersey. Topgolf® has begun construction on the 65,000-square-foot venue, which is expected to open to the public in December or early 2017.
Topgolf Edison will be in the Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. Edison Towne Square development on Route 1, just a mile south of the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and I-287.
“Hartz is pleased to add Topgolf to our development,” said President and COO of Hartz Mountain Gus Milano. “Topgolf brings an exciting entertainment component to the site that does not exist anywhere else in New Jersey.”
Topgolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players’ shots. Those who just want to relax can enjoy the upscale, laid-back ambiance that boasts more than 230 high-definition flat-screen TVs and an extensive food and beverage menu.
“Edison is one of the largest and fastest-growing townships in New Jersey, and it’s consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S.,” said Topgolf Vice President of Real Estate Development Zach Shor. “It will be a key market as it will allow Topgolf to serve fans from across the state as well as draw in guests from New York. We are very excited to offer residents another destination for year-round entertainment.”
The new three-level location will include up to 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Shor estimates that Topgolf Edison will serve approximately 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.”
Topgolf’s economic impact in its local communities is remarkable, creating 450 full- and part-time jobs at each location and serving as an anchor tenant that tends to attract other popular franchises to the area. In fact, its economic output in Edison alone is expected to exceed $264.5 million over a 10-year-period, according to a third-party audit.