Topgolf to build new location in Jax

Golf event venue to open summer of 2016


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Topgolf has picked Jacksonville for its second location in Florida.

On Tuesday, the company announced it will begin construction on the 65,000 facility in October. It should be open to the public by the summer of 2016.

The Topgolf facility will be located east of the St. Johns Town Center, south of Town Center Parkway.

The company is relatively new in Florida. It just opened its first location in the state in Tampa last December, according to a news release from the company.

Topgolf calls itself a golf entertainment venue. People can go there to compete in golfing games with friends or work on their game using advanced technology that tracks their shots. The venue also includes spaces for people to relax and watch television and grab something to eat.

Topgolf said its expansion to Jacksonville will create about 450 full and part-time jobs. 

If you want to track Topgolf's progress, you can check in on its Facebook page.