For as long as I can remember, people in Wichita have been wanting Topgolf to come and now it’s here. One of the most anticipated entertainment facilities celebrates their grand opening on Friday, December 2, but we had the opportunity to check it out before to give readers an idea of what to expect.
2976 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS 67226
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 1am
While golf is the main attraction of Topgolf, what may be underrated is the bar area, which features a huge 11×20-foot screen.
Should mother nature hit Wichita with a beautiful day during the winter, there’s a nice outdoor patio along with a 9-hole miniature golf course that I was told is still under construction.
But let’s get to the main star of the show.
Topgolf features 52 climate-controlled bays on 2 levels where visitors can hit golf balls onto a driving range that’s 215 yards long surrounded by 156-foot high nets.
Then you can use the complimentary clubs on hand or bring your own and take aim at the giant outfield targets. The golf balls use a Toptracer technology that track’s golfers shots on screen.
Do NOT worry if you’re not a golfer and never picked up a golf club before. There are games available for all skill levels.
My friends and I tried our hands at playing a game where we drove the balls as far as we could and then played a virtual course game. Our course of choice? St. Andrews!
Even though it was 30 degrees outside, the cold weather did not bother us thanks to the multiple heaters. It was a strange feeling, being able to see your breath but not feel cold. Heads up, though, you’ll still want to dress appropriately. Most of us had jeans and hoodies on.
Oh, and of course, there are food and drinks available while you golf. We had buckets of beers and cocktails during our visit to Topgolf. My buddy and I each ordered the Smokehouse Burger which included bacon, BBQ sauce, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and secret sauce.
We both agreed the burger was great. Often times, entertainment attractions go through the motions with food and put out some lazy dishes. I totally understand this was a soft opening and people are focused on doing their best, but if they can keep it up, it’s just the cherry on top for the golfing fun. Keep in mind, this wasn’t the type of soft opening where our food was comped, either. We did pay for our food and drink.
Some additional things to note for those looking to go.
Bay rentals are by the house and not per person. Prices are between $28 and $50 an hour, depending on the day of the week and time you go. For a limited-time, there is a half-price Tuesday deal for bay rental. While reservations are highly recommended, you can also walk in and hope there’s a bay open. My guess is most bays will be reserved ahead of time for the foreseeable future.
I did notice some special bays at the end of the aisle, which I was told were luxury bays for larger parties to rent. At the other end was a private space available for rent that didn’t include a golfing bay.
Despite the detractors I’ve seen online attacking Topgolf before they even open, I think the future is bright. If you give it an honest chance and surrounded by the right people, it’s a lot of fun.
There’s a lot of excitement surrounding their opening, and for good reason. I’ve been fortunately enough to travel and try Topgolf in many cities all over the country, and have been one of those vocal people hoping they’d come to Wichita. Now it’s here!
Here’s the menu:
To nominate your restaurant or event to be considered for a review, please email us with your suggestions.
Did you love the article and want to help the continuing free content at Wichita By E.B.? You can help keep our site going with a simple one-time or recurring donation. Your contribution is appreciated.