Give it a shot.
By Hope S. Philbrick
TopGolf is a high-tech driving range with a lively ambiance that is more “bar” than “golf course.”
Whether or not you consider yourself a golfer—heck, even if you’ve never picked up a golf club—you can have fun here whether you’re on a date, with friends, entertaining your annoying relatives while they’re in town, or even alone.
TopGolf features 102 bays on three floors plus a rooftop terrace and three bars.
Go ahead, have a beer. It may help loosen up your nerves and you won’t need math skills: score keeping is all electronic and automatic.
Play as seriously as you wish. Or not. Maybe you need to know if you’re two feet from the hole after a 200-yard drive. Or maybe you just want to swing a few whacks to see if you can even connect the club to the ball. Whatever.
The range is like a huge 240-yard-long batting cage with dartboard-like targets in the ground. You earn points based on accuracy and distance. The closer you get to the center of each target, the more points you receive. The farther away that target is, the more points you earn.
Each ball contains a personalized microchip so you’ll know exactly where it lands.
If you seek sports-themed active entertainment, you’ll want to land at TopGolf.
TopGolf Atlanta Midtown
1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW
Atlanta GA 30318
Odds of Encountering Children: Varies. For the best odds of adults-only play, visit when school is in session.
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