DID YOU KNOW THAT OUR TOPGOLF VEGAS PROJECT WAS NAMED '2016 BEST PROJECT WINNERS' BY ENR SOUTHWEST IN THE SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY?
Topgolf Vegas is the largest Topgolf yet. It has 108 hitting bays, six flashing, multi-colored targets, four levels that cover 105,000 square feet, five bars, a plethora of large-screen TVs that are designed to showcase every significant sporting event (there are even TVs at the far end of the range, so you can hit balls while watching sports), a concert venue, a Callaway Golf fitting studio, two pools, a pro shop that sells everything from polos and board shorts to tanks and bikinis, and, well, you get the idea.
"Our flagship venue is the product of nearly four years of hard work and reimagining what the Topgolf experience could be like," said Topgolf CEO Ken May. "We can't wait to welcome our fans and new guests from all over the world to play at Topgolf."
The venue, which is located right behind the MGM Grand, opened its doors to the public on May19, 2016, and is expecting more than one million visitors in its first year.
PROJECT CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
- Given the tee to target geometry, TOPGOLF maintains a strict floor–to-floor height throughout their facilities. This facility includes two swimming pools at the third and fourth level.
- Three-dimensional modeling was used to optimize the structure while allowing utility routing. Support columns were positioned in discreet and non-invasive locations. All systems were made to fit in the confined spaces.
- A large “birds mouth” feature adorns the entrance. It extends from the top of the building down to the main level. The feature has an ominous appearance, certainly from a construction perspective. The challenge was to provide clear direction to the contractor so the cost of the feature would not be prohibitive.
- Three-dimensional analysis and modeling was utilized to find an optimum path up through the upper beak and down through the lower beak through which a support truss could be placed. The carefully dimensioned and detailed two-dimensional truss facilitated the erection of the skin, which was made of light gage metal. The feature likely would not have been possible without the use of three-dimensional modeling.