Golf entertainment leader TopGolf officially broke ground on its first Arizona location at a special ceremony hosted recently at the Scottsdale construction site near Talking Stick Resort.
Approximately 80 people attended the groundbreaking, including Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) President Diane Enos and Vice President Martin Harvier, in addition to various local business leaders and residents.
During the event, representatives from TopGolf, The Alter Group and SRPMIC donned TopGolf-branded hard hats while practicing their golf swings atop a green putting mat placed on the dirt at the future 9500 E. Indian Bend Rd. location.
The ceremony also featured a blessing, songs and dance performances by the SRPMIC traditional dancers. All attendees got out of their seats to join hands and participate in the final dance.
“The groundbreaking ceremony served to unite all of the people who are working on the TopGolf at Riverwalk project,” said Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination Project Manager Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez. “Our community is excited to welcome and partner with TopGolf to bring more entertainment options to our residents.”
The 58,580 SF TopGolf facility, which will feature 3,000 SF of event space and 102 hitting bays, is scheduled to open in the spring. The building is being constructed by ARCO/Murray within The Alter Group’s 176-acre mixed-use Riverwalk development located along the Loop 101 at Indian Bend Road.
TopGolf Real Estate Director Zach Shor estimates that TopGolf at Riverwalk will serve approximately 400,000-450,000 visitors its first year of operation.
“We want everyone in Scottsdale to know that TopGolf is committed to being a good neighbor,” Shor said. “We want to be at your Chamber of Commerce meetings. We want to visit your children’s schools and invite their golf teams to practice at TopGolf. We want to host fundraisers for your local charities and parties for your families and friends. We’re here not only to entertain you, but to serve you.”
Phoenix residents can track TopGolf at Riverwalk’s site progress at topgolf.com/riverwalk and facebook.com/topgolfriverwalkaz.