Drive Shack to build three-story golf venue in West Valley

Drive Shack to build golf range in West Valley
Drive Shack to build golf range in West Valley
Drive Shack to build golf range in West Valley
Posted at 2:34 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 17:34:03-04

Top Golf will soon have some competition in the West Valley.

That's because Drive Shack revealed Tuesday its plans to build a three-tier, 60,000-square-foot entertainment golf venue near 99th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, just west of the Loop 101 and University of Phoenix Stadium.

In fact, Top Golf will be on the northeast corner of the intersection (technically, Glendale) while Drive Shack will be on the southwest corner within Aldea Centra, a new development from John F. Long Properties (technically, Phoenix).

Drive Shack will have 96 bays where people can play games and hit computerized golf balls onto a driving range, according to a news release. There will also be a restaurant and bar, game lounge and event space.

"We have taken the traditional golf driving range and pivoted the experience via cutting edge technology to make the sport of golf more exciting and accessible to golfers and non-golfers alike," said CEO Sarah Watterson in a prepared statement.

Construction is underway in Orlando, Florida where Drive Shack will open its first range. A second one is being built in Richmond, Virginia, a spokesperson said.

The project is scheduled for preliminary approval on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Drive Shack said construction is scheduled to begin in the fall.