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FIRST LOOK: Topgolf is your latest excuse to come to Nashville

Topgolf Nashville will open its doors on Friday, September 22, and judging by last night’s sneak peek, it’s an absolute must for your next trip to Music City.

I was invited to tour the three-story 65,000 square foot facility last night and enjoyed it so much I considered taking up residence in one of its 102 climate-controlled hitting bays. Nashville’s Topgolf is the 34th outpost of the Dallas-based golf entertainment chain and has a distinct Music City flair, from the two-story, 500-seat concert hall to the hot chicken bao buns on the chef-driven menu.

Topgolf is a golfer’s paradise, with three stories of hitting bays, each equipped with heating and cooling units that can make the temperature 30 degrees warmer or cooler depending on the season. Each bay also includes HDTVs, high-top tables or a plush sectional couch for optimal lounging, and a concierge to bring you food and drinks. The driving range itself is very user-friendly, with a computer that tracks every shot by way of microchipped golf balls and a variety of games that award points for distance and accuracy. The range itself is approximately 225 yards deep, and includes six targets. Clubs are available for every distance, and if you really want to work on your swing, a swing coach is on hand to help out.

Not into golf? Topgolf still has a ton to offer, with several bars and lounges and a rooftop deck overlooking downtown Nashville. With countless HDTVs and beers on tap, I can easily see myself coming to Topgolf just to watch sports, especially since entrance is free. The hitting bays are rented by the hour, with prices varying by the time of day. From opening to noon, the fee is $25 per hour; noon to 5 p.m., it’s $35; 5 p.m. until close, $45. That fee is for the entire group, so if you have six players, it’s pretty affordable.

Curious why TopGolf doesn’t face downtown Nashville? I was. If it did, it would face west, meaning that players would be blinded by the sun as it set. Regardless, there’s an enormous rooftop deck facing downtown with a full-service bar, fire pits and a stage.

Between football, basketball, and general debauchery, Kentucky fans already have plenty of reasons to visit Nashville. Topgolf just gave us another one.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

14 Comments for FIRST LOOK: Topgolf is your latest excuse to come to Nashville

  1. ofallthethings
    12:04 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Where is it at in Nashville?

  2. TJ_Brady
    1:15 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Is this Kentucky Sports Radio or Nashville Sports Radio? I’m so sick of Tyler Thompson bragging about Nashville all of the time. For the record, Nashville is not that great of a city. It’s pretty fun, has a couple of streets worth visiting, but that’s about it. The only reason to go there is if the Cats are playing. She talks about it like it’s New York, LA or Miami or something. It’s NASHVILLE. It’s not that great. Very, very average city (or more like a large town, Nashville isn’t that big). An entire post dedicated to the fact that Nashville got a Top Golf?! It’s about time, every other big city has one already! Sorry, end/rant. Besides the Nashville stuff, I like Tyler Thompson.

  3. Jimmer
    2:22 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Top Golf is easily one of the most fun entertainment venues I’ve been to. You could spend hours there and easily drop a lot of money. Nashville is a great city that’s growing quickly with a unique culture that blends a lot of different people together. It’s always fun and watching how it has grown so quickly is amazing. I understand why you take so much pride in living there.

    *takes a deep breath* “I can’t believe I’m doing this…”

    But, why is this on here? I always enjoyed your in game tweeting but I had to unfollow you with your numerous tweets regarding Nashville. I know you live there and you love doing so, and I appreciate the pride you take in your city, but I’m not looking for travel recommendations every time I get on KSR. Perhaps my experience is purely anecdotal, but I actually feel alienated (as do others) when I see these posts. I want UK sports information presented in a ridiculous manner, and when you do report on UK sports I quite enjoy it. I don’t want the goings on in Nashville from KSR. I understand UK fans are in other states, and I think that’s the beauty of this site; you don’t have to be in the same city, the same state, or even country to follow Big Blue. So, Nashville isn’t special .

    I am sorry for being a person who complains about a post.

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      2:38 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

      I was invited to a media preview for the facility, so I wrote about it. Sorry it offended you so much.

    • KYcats11
      5:01 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

      I agree Jimmer, I hate to be like that, but it’s the way I feel as well.

  4. henderblue
    4:19 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Well take that TJ Brady… Go Jimmer

  5. BlueCamo
    5:00 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Damn! What the hell is wrong with you two, Jimmer and TJ_Brady?? Of all things to get aggravated at?
    Why don’t you direct that towards Jonathan Miller’s dumbass posts.

    TT, thanks for the information. I have been following the progess of TopGolf in Nashville since I heard it was coming last year. Your post provided more photos and info than I have found anywere. Thanks for letting us know!

  6. runningunnin.454
    6:20 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Bunch of grouches today; didn’t know anyone held a bazooka on you, and made you read it.
    I like the Nashville articles; especially since when the SEC tourny is there…we own the town.
    Maybe you want to read about the murder capitol of the U.S.; St. Louis, where we’ll play next March. Missouri will have a good team, and home court advantage, too.

  7. catman27
    10:54 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Thanks TT! Great to know. Tell jimmer the clown and Bozo to stop trolling!

  8. J.Maggard
    10:57 pm September 14, 2017 Permalink

    Sorry, but I kind of agree. Somewhat tired of the constant posts about Nashville. When the Predators were in the playoffs, this website became Predator Sports Radio. The majority of us couldn’t care less about stuff in Nashville to be honest. It’s not even in our home state! I know that puts me in the grouchy category today also, but I think a lot of people feel like this.

    It’s appropriate to talk and post about things in Nashville during a week leading up to the Cats playing there (like for the SEC tournament, games @ Vandy, etc), but besides that, I just see no reason for it. There’s Nashville message boards (I assume) where you can get your fill in.

    Sorry, it just doesn’t make sense to me. We come here for news on Kentucky sports and maybe a few local Kentucky stories. Pretty much all my friends read this site and listen to the show, and none of us really seem to know why Nashville is discussed so much, none of us really care.

    Sorry, I’m a grouch too I suppose. I’ll take it like a champ.

  9. NOLAcat
    12:19 am September 15, 2017 Permalink

    Nashville is a cool town. Not cool enough to be the topic of conversation on Kentucky Sports Radio.