TopGolf To Open Not One But Two San Diego Locations

November 10, 2022

Topgolf driving range and entertainment venue took to social media today with a Ron Burgundy-inspired post that announced they were opening not one but two locations in San Diego County.

Founded outside London in 2000 by brothers Steve and Dave Jolliffe, Topgolf is a redesigned driving range that uses microchip technology inside golf balls to make driving balls its own unique game. The company is now owned in part by Carlsbad's Callaway Golf Company and currently operates nearly 60 locations, most of which also house an event space, restaurants, bars, and multiple entertainment rooms.

In addition to a $40 million, 68,000 square-foot facility planned for San Diego's bayfront in the 8.5-acre site where the rental car companies were sited before relocating to their new headquarters, Topgolf International has plans for a second area outpost to open in Sorrento Valley. Current plans for Topgolf in Sorrento Valley are focused on Topgolf redeveloping the Carroll Canyon Golf Center, replacing it with a three-level venue equipped with the company's latest technology throughout its 80+ bays. Topgolf announced the second San Diego location by posting two memes featuring Ron Burgundy from the San Diego-based Anchorman movie. 

"We've wanted to bring the Topgolf venue experience to San Diego for a long time, and it's encouraging to see us making progress toward that goal," said Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. "While still in the early stages, we're excited by the potential to bring even more play to the San Diego community."  
The plans for the downtown San Diego location of Topgolf call for a three-level indoor/outdoor building to be constructed with 102 hitting bays in addition to gaming areas, an all-day restaurant, multiple bars, event spaces, parking for 450, and a public deck with prime views of downtown San Diego's skyline. Topgolf has been trying to negotiate a location to open a San Diego branch since 2015. The earliest either San Diego Topgolf would open would be in late 2023.

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