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Topgolf plans mini golf course for Hillsborough location

The driving-range filed for permits this week to add on the new course.
The Topgolf on Palm River Road in Brandon features over 100 golf bays, a bar, a full food and dessert menu, a rooftop terrace and a large event space. Players can also enjoy free wifi, over 200 HD TVs as well as pool and fooseball tables. [Times (2014)]
Published Oct. 11
Updated Oct. 11

BRANDON — The Topgolf location just outside of Tampa is looking to add a mini golf course.

Topgolf filed plans asking the Southwest Florida Water Management District for permission to add on the 11,443-square-foot putt-putt course on Wednesday.

Topgolf, at 10690 Palm River Road, opened in late 2014. The proposed miniature golf course would take over an existing parking lot and landscaping next to the three-story driving range that is visible from Interstate 75.

RELATED: Topgolf says St. Petersburg spot will open in 2020

Though the main attraction is driving range games that use micro-chipped balls to measure distances, Topgolf has pool tables, televisions, bars and a restaurant. Some locations already have mini golf or batting cages.

Topgolf could not be reached for comment about its Brandon locations plans.

A Topgolf in Jacksonville is adding a 12-hole course to its complex. The company told the Jacksonville Daily Record the course would open by early next year and that seven locations will get new mini golf courses.

Meanwhile, Topgolf is moving ahead with plans to build another Tampa Bay location in the Carillon Parkway area of St. Peterburg. Its developers have said they plan to have the location open by the fall of 2020.


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