Dallas-based Topgolf Entertainment Group will open its first two locations in southern California in early 2022, the company said Monday.
The new projects signal that Topgolf will continue to expand its already impressive global footprint following its $2 billion merger with publicly traded golf brand Callaway announced in October.
The new venues will be on county-owned land in Ontario, 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and El Segundo, located on the Santa Monica Bay. Both venues are expected to begin construction in February, according to Topgolf.
“For quite some time, we have been hearing the calls for Topgolf to come to Southern California and we are thrilled to be answering this call with not one, but two Topgolf venue experiences,” Topgolf CEO Dolf Berle said in a statement. “Topgolf Ontario and Topgolf El Segundo are more than entertainment venues, they are a commitment to the people of the Inland Empire and Los Angeles County to contribute to the tremendous momentum of the region with energy and fun.”
The Ontario venue will be built on 14 acres of undeveloped land and will be a three-level venue with 102 hitting bays, full-service restaurant, and bar and event space. The El Segundo site will feature a similar venue along with a 9-hole municipal golf course, which Topgolf will manage and has plans to renovate.
Topgolf merged with Callaway, which had previously held a minority stake in the company, late last year. Topgolf was generating $1.1 billion in revenue pre-pandemic at 63 locations that drew more than 23 million customers in 2019.
The new additions will bring Topgolf’s total venue count in California to four, including a location outside Sacramento and another being built in San Jose. It’s expected to open later this year. This year, Topgolf has opened previously planned venues in Dubai, Lake Mary near Orlando and Albuquerque.