Topgolf’s 50,000-square-foot entertainment complex, which will feature climate-controlled driving ranges for golfers, along with restaurants, bars and plenty of event space, is rising next to Interstate 25. Caroline Jerome, communications specialist for Topgolf, wrote in an email that the Albuquerque venue is expected to open between July and September.
The Dallas-based company broke ground on the site at Montaño and Pan-American Freeway NE at the former site of The Beach water park, in February. The project received $4.3 million in city and county incentives, and Jerome wrote that it is expected to create between 300 and 325 full- and part-time jobs. In 2017, Albuquerque city councilors approved $2.6 million in incentives for the project over the veto of Mayor Tim Keller, according to the Journal’s archives.
Jerome added that the company selected Albuquerque because of its sunny climate, which makes it possible to incorporate outdoor amenities such as a rooftop terrace and fire pit. She wrote that the site made sense because of its visibility and easy access to the interstate.