Topgolf Naperville opened September 5, 2015, and is a three-level, 65,000 square foot mecca of games, food, drinks, sports and music. After visiting the Topgolf location in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this year, I was elated to hear about this brand new facility much closer to home! I recently visited with a group of friends who were all first timers – some to Topgolf, and others to the game of golf. And, we even had the opportunity to play with snow on the ground!
Topgolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, and offers competitive golfing games for all ages and skill level, and based upon our experience, games can be played year round. Players hit golf balls that contain computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance, all while awarding points for hitting various targets in the outfield. In addition to golf at one of the 102 hitting bays, Topgolf Naperville also offers a rooftop terrace, full-service restaurant and multiple bars, 3,000 square feet of private meeting and event space, and plenty of options for fun.
Topgolf created the First Timer’s Club to overcome some of the hurdles people encounter when considering their first visit to Topgolf. Until December 31, 2015, Topgolf Naperville is inviting those who have not been to Topgolf before to join the First Timer’s Club! By joining, new members will receive a free Lifetime Membership, and $10 off game play. Even for those not so into golf, over 200 HDTVs and addictively fun games are available to everyone! Golf skills are definitely not required to have fun at Topgolf.
Almost all of our group drove to Naperville from downtown Chicago, and found the location to be perfectly situated just off I-88. We were also happy to find plenty of heaters at each bay to keep us warm and toasty on an otherwise cold day.
The Bears were playing during our visit, so we started by enjoying a drink at the bar, where we proceeded to watch the Bears lose to Denver.
However, the fully stocked Bloody Mary Bar quickly made us refocus to more important and fun things – like food and golf!
The facilities were expansive, very clean, and offered plenty of space for large groups to enjoy themselves. Some were just there to eat and drink and watch the game, while others to enjoy the golf. We were extremely impressed by the friendly and accommodating staff, and especially our wonderful server, Leslie. They ensured that our first visit to Topgolf Naperville was one to remember.
We were also more than impressed with the quality and selection of food items. Among our favorites were the Craft Beer Queso – cheesy goodness with a touch of beer and sweet roasted corn; the Signature Nachos – 8 individual, oversized nacho chips topped with a drunken bean puree, three-cheese blend, chimichurri drizzle, and the optional addition choice of chicken, steak or smoked brisket; and finally the Mushi, or Mexican sushi – Topgolf’s ultimate creation, with cilantro sticky rice, drunken beans, spiced chicken, and cheddar cheese, rolled in a jalapeño tortilla. So good!
Other great choices included the Topgolf Wings, Quesadillas, and Chicken & Waffles.
While we were quite full after sampling the menu, we had to save room for the Injectable Donut Holes with choice of chocolate, raspberry jelly or Bavarian cream, and the Sensational S’mores chocolate chip cookie sandwiches. We could not stop eating them!
We had such a great time at Topgolf Naperville that we are already planning our next trip back. Our group was made up of first-time golfers, as well as seasoned pros, and we all found it to be equally fun and challenging. It is a great activity to do with friends or family, or even alone to just hit some balls and practice. Topgolf even offers Topgolf U lessons, leagues, and tournaments, as well as KidZone parties and social and corporate events.
Now is the time to visit Topgolf, and to take advantage of the First Timer’s Club!
3211 Odyssey Court, Naperville, Illinois 60563
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