Looking for a driving range in Las Vegas? I was, and decided to check out Topgolf which is tucked directly behind the MGM Grand just off the Las Vegas Strip.
Driving ranges are usually a pretty standard, bland experience where players hone their skills and get into game form for the next round.
Instead, the focus at Topgolf is social and competitive in nature. Balls are tracked via a microchip and you can choose between 9 different games.
The most common option is “Topgolf” where players rack up points by hitting targets out in the range. Points are scored by hitting targets on the range, with different circles carrying a different point value. Pair this game with copious amounts of beer and you can’t lose.
At Topgolf, it’s so much less about the golf and much more about the conversation, cocktails, food, and socializing.
Sure, if you are trying to straighten out your drive then this could be a great spot. It is also perfect for a double date, work outing, guy’s night out or the ideal spot to catch the big game.
The venue will always have a game (or games) showing on one of their 500 total screens. The Yard area (pictured below) offers sports wagering, cornhole, and seating in front of a massive set of screens.
Topgolf Las Vegas Pricing
Hourly pricing for golf varies by time of day and what floor of the driving range you want to launch balls from.
Bay rates (up to 6 people) range from $50 – $80 per hour on floors 1 and 2 and from $65- $95 per hour on the 3rd and 4th floors. Weekdays and early time slots are less expensive than the more busy nights and weekends.
First-time visitors will be charged a $5 registration fee.
If you don’t make a reservation and show up at a peak time, you’ll most likely wait 30-60 minutes for a hitting bay to open up. Grab a beer and relax. If, however, obtaining a bay quickly is a priority, a $50 reservation fee will move you to the top of the list. This is a fee in addition to the hourly bay rate.
*Topgolf is also offering a deal that entitles you to unlimited play on weekday mornings for $20 per person.
Each golf bay is climate-controlled and has servers stopping by with the intent of connecting you with your preferred food and drink.
Topgolf Las Vegas Menu
The “Tee Line Menu” at Topgolf includes sharable appetizers like chips and queso, loaded sheet pan nachos, buffalo chicken dip, crispy chicken strips, and even steak or shrimp sticks.
An assortment of burgers, flatbread pizzas, and sides are also offered. Brunch is available daily starting at 2 pm and offers guests the chance to shake their hangover with a breakfast burrito, breakfast sandwich, and of course a traditional eggs and bacon/sausage plate.
Most apps and entrees land in the $15 – $20 range.
In addition to food, Topgolf serves an impressive selection of beers, seltzers, and cocktails. Notably, beer is served in pint, pitcher, or beer tower form. If you’re not opting for the tower, are you really doing Vegas right?
Much More to do Besides Golf
The golf gameplay was fun, but what blew our mind about the Topgolf was the ambiance and abundance of things to do besides golf. There are 5 total bars (some with bartop video poker), 2 beautiful swimming pools with their own bar, yard games, shuffleboard, hundreds of HD TVs, VIP Cabanas, and private suites along with various events and rooftop spaces.
The two-level pool is accessible to guests regardless of whether you are golfing or not and there’s no cover charge.
I’m not a “Kids in Vegas” person, but if you’re one of those brave souls that attempts to pull it off, Topgolf is a good spot for all ages and certainly a good entertainment option if you want to get away from the casinos for a bit. You’ll have a blast, even if you are not a golfer.
See Also: Golf courses on and near the Las Vegas Strip.