First Australian Topgolf venue to open in mid-2018
Village Roadshow Theme Parks is excited to announce that construction on Australia’s first Topgolf venue
has started, with the attraction set to open adjacent to Warner Bros. Movie World in mid-2018.
Through the premium experience of play, food and music, Topgolf is inspiring people of all ages and skill
levels – even non-golfers – to come together for playful competition. Guests can enjoy point-scoring golf
games using microchipped balls that instantly score themselves, showing players the accuracy and
distance of their shots instantly on a TV screen in their hitting bay.
Topgolf also features an outstanding chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs and music in
climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort. Year-round programming includes events for kids
and families, social leagues, golf tournaments, golf instruction and more.
In Australia, the business will be a joint-venture between Village Roadshow and Topgolf with Village
Roadshow Theme Parks managing day-to-day operations and utilising Topgolf’s state-of-the-art
technology and operating systems.
“Bringing Topgolf to Australia is a key component of our growth strategy going forward and it will offer
guests an extraordinary leisure experience,” Village Roadshow Theme Parks CEO, Clark Kirby said.
“Topgolf is an exciting sports entertainment experience and our research indicates that while the concept
is hugely appealing to golfers, the majority of guests will be non-golfers who enjoy the social and
interactive ambience and we can’t wait to welcome them to the facility when it opens next year.
“Topgolf will also employ approximately 400-500 people with recruitment commencing from early next
year and we hope people will see this as an exciting career opportunity to join our team.”
“As we enter this new market, the Village Roadshow team will offer invaluable expertise so that we can
enhance the signature Topgolf experience with local character,” Topgolf International COO, Zach Shor
“This deal is a major step forward in executing our wide-reaching international expansion strategy as we
grow our global community of Topgolf fans,” said Shor.