A group of Girl Scouts recently visited the new TopGolf Tampa for a tour of the facility and to play golf. Anyone can play Topgolf from seasoned golfers to someone who has never even picked up a golf club. Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding posting for hitting large targets on the outfield that look similar to giant dart boards. This is a great way to learn and practice basic golf techniques while having a great competitive time with your friends! It more than just golf, TopGolf is an entertainment complex with restaurants, televisions, pool tables and more. But don’t take our word for it; see what Girl Scout Sofia has to say about her first trip to TopGolf Tampa!
Sofia, Girl Scout Cadette from Clearwater
When I first got invited to the TopGolf Tampa Experience, I quickly signed up. I have been playing golf for around 6 years now, and was intrigued to check out this indoor golfing arena. At first, I thought it was going to be one of the virtual golfing experiences, where you hit the ball and it reflects onto the screen, but a lovely surprise was waiting the moment I stepped out of the car. I was greeted by the sight of a modern three story building. The back side was open, facing a giant open field with fences all around, similar to a driving range. Inside the field were nets, with baskets. It looked like giant dart boards. When we went inside, it was all glass with music playing. It was not what I expected.
We took a tour of the facility and learned about how they advertise using social media and promotions. Our guide, Alison, showed us the whole facility including the offices and behind the scenes. She told us about how they hire their employees based on personality and look for “edgy spirit.” They like to have a lot of fun and even have events like “Tutu Tuesday” where staff and guests dress up.
After the tour, it was time to play some golf. I think Girl Scouts would enjoy going to Topgolf because it is a nice blend of golf, bowling, and darts. If you don't really like golfing, or have never tried it, Topgolf is a nice introduction to the game. We had several girls who had never played before, but still had a lot of fun. Each group has their own area called a bay, it is set up like a bowling alley and you can order food, watch TV and have a great time. If you don’t want to play golf, they have an Xbox, pool tables, and foosball all for free! I highly recommend TopGolf, and hope that some girls take time out of their busy schedules to go and enjoy the game!
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