TopGolf expected to open up a new facility in Renton

Updated: June 3, 2019

TopGolf has officially marked a location in Renton and offered an application to city planners.

A land-use notice has gone up at 745 Park Ave. N., indicating the spot for a new 14-acre TopGolf, a high-tech golf driving range facility. The land-use notice states construction is expected to be complete in 2021.

The location will be a full-size range, which includes climate-controlled hitting bays, a physical range and technology that shows the flight path of golf shots. Preliminary site plans show 102 hitting bays in the driving range and 464 parking stalls.

Preliminary site plans show a mixed-use parcel to be incorporated in the development, which is in an empty parcel, across the from LA Fitness at the Landing and Boeing facilities. The Boeing facility on that block will remain, from the look of the site plan.

TopGolf applied for a location in Tacoma in 2018, and recently announced a TopGolf lounge in Kirkland. The company currently has 52 locations, according to its website, and receives over 13 million guests annually.

TopGolf has already hit the Pacific Northwest with a facility in Hillsboro Oregon, right along Highway 26 on the way to the Oregon Coast.

What makes TopGolf a hit with golfers and non-golfers is the chance to hit golf balls into targets – and at night the targets are lit up. There is also a food and beverage component that is part of Top-Golf where golfers can eat and drink while they play the games.