West Des Moines Topgolf planned with four-season golf range, restaurant

Topgolf has announced plans to build one of its popular year-round driving ranges and restaurants in West Des Moines, its first in Iowa.

The company intends to build a facility with 72 climate-controlled hitting bays and a “chef-driven” restaurant and bar on the northwest corner of Mills Civic and Jordan Creek parkways, according to a news release. .

The 12-acre site is south of Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh and east of IMT Insurance, said Richard Hurd, founder and president of Hurd Real Estate, which owns the land.

Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway said in the news release that he and other Topgolf executives are “thrilled to be joining the Des Moines community and look forward to welcoming our new players to Topgolf in the near future.”

“Our focus is on creating more ways for people to play the game of golf in a fun and unique way, and the Des Moines area is the perfect place to kick off our growth within the state,” he said.

When will Topgolf come to the Des Moines metro?

Hurd said a timeline for construction has yet to be set. A site plan and other items need approval from the city of West Des Moines before work can begin.

“There’s a lot of work to be done before this project will ever get started,” Hurd said.

Topgolf, founded in 2000, has grown into a worldwide company, with venues in 80 locations. In the Midwest. they are in larger markets like Kansas City, Missouri, Omaha, Nebraska, and Minneapolis.