Indian Wells is going to spend $30,000 on a study to see if the city should bring a TopGolf facility to town. The answer: yes (now where is my 30 grand?).
The city faces an operating deficit with its clubhouse and event center, reports The Desert Sun. Now the City Council, looking for a way to stop losing money, is considering bringing a TopGolf to the location.
The resort has seen nearly 6,500 fewer rounds of golf played by guests of the neighboring Hyatt and Renaissance hotels over the last 5 years, and TopGolf could be just thing thing to bring in casual golfers and offer locals and visitors something to do at night.
If you are unfamiliar with TopGolf, it is far from a stuffy golf experience that the Coachella Valley is used to. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance and get points by hitting targets. This is usually done while downing a few beers (or whatever type of beverage you are into) and enjoying some decent grub.
Or, basically, this…
The city is just considering it at this point – so, will TopGolf actually come to Indian Wells? Who knows.
But, something like this should exist in the Coachella Valley.