WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® today announced Germantown as its third location planned in the Washington, D.C. region and its first in Maryland. Pending Montgomery County approval, Topgolf would begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot venue next fall with an expected opening in fall 2018.
"Building in Germantown presents an exciting opportunity for Topgolf to establish the first entertainment destination in upper Montgomery County," said Topgolf Director of Real Estate Development Devin Charhon. "For 11 years, D.C. has been a top market for Topgolf, and as we look to expand in the area, Germantown is a natural fit. It's a fast-growing community that offers easy access to D.C. and is frequently recognized as one of the best places to live and work. This location offers tremendous potential for Topgolf, and we are looking forward to serving this community in the near future."
Topgolf is the only entertainment experience of its kind, offering fun golfing games for all ages and skill levels, paired with an outstanding chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs and music in climate-controlled suites for year-round comfort. Topgolf's first U.S. location opened in Alexandria, Va. in 2005. The company opened an additional venue in Loudoun County, Va. last summer. The proposed Germantown site, owned by the Matan Companies, is located on Century Boulevard at the intersection of I-270 and Germantown Road.
"The recent opening of the Premium Outlets and now the Topgolf announcement represent a major shift in providing the residents and employees of northern Montgomery County a true live, work, play environment," said Mark Matan of the Matan Companies. "This will ultimately translate into a better quality of life, more jobs and a reduction in the traffic load on I-270 headed toward the Beltway." The three-level venue - which would be open year-round - includes up to 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as "non-golfers."