Looking for the next best venue in Orlando? Imprint Group knows it and can help you create a fun & memorable experience at Topgolf in Orlando.
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the first preview of Topgolf Orlando which officially opened to the public on October 20th. Our industry is buzzing about this new entertainment venue for its endless group and special event possibilities!
For those of you, like myself, who have never visited a Topgolf facility before, it is most similar to a driving range but much fancier, more game options, and more of a party. There are multiple levels with golf bays along the perimeter, accommodating up to 6 golfers each, and while the bays are under an overhang attached to the building, they face outside. Inside each bay is a touch screen, filled with different games the golfers can choose from to evolve the mundane driver range feel into a more exciting game. The games reminded me of the pre-loaded games inside a dart machine, but rather than throwing darts, you are driving golf balls different lengths or into different targets out on the green.
Special to the view here in Orlando, is the Orlando Eye that can be seen on the left side of the netted-in area. (See photos below to better understand this venue). Topgolf is in a great location directly behind Andretti Karting & Games, sharing a street with the Convention Center, right next to the busy and growing International Drive, less than 10 minutes from Universal, and less than 30 minutes from Disney. What sets this location apart is the abundance of parking. The parking lot if huge and can easily accommodate busses and shuttles driving up to pick up and drop off.
Group outings are anticipated and well done at this location with easy check-in, plenty of meetings space for all needs and delicious in-house catering. Topgolf catering is tasty and innovative with items such as their injectable donut hole! These are delicious freshly made donut holes that are served with syringes filled with various fillings such as chocolate, Bavarian crème, and jelly which you then get to insert and fill the donuts holes of your choosing.
Imprint Group has the pulse on all the indoor rental and meeting spaces groups can utilize but you are able to have food catered even if you do not use one of these spaces. Topgolf will set up a table next to your group’s golf bay with the food.
A fun touch they added to some of their meeting space is white dry-erase walls with mounted TV’s so you can have a proposal or PowerPoint playing on the TV and be taking notes on the wall around it! For groups looking to host teambuilding sessions, these can easily be done in the meeting spaces if bringing in teambuilding, by utilizing the games to encourage friendly competition out in the golf bays, or by hosting tournaments organized by Topgolf. Purchase award packages from the events team to award your players with trophies or medals or fun Topgolf swag bags for participation to commemorate their efforts and offer tangible memories.
Topgolf is definitely a must-see venue this season and will continue to be a favorite here in Orlando. I am excited to go back and practice my golf game with friends and work with you as your Imprint Group partner in 2018 and beyond!
By Carolyn Capurso, Creative Solutions Coordinator