Review of Topgolf Austin
Billed as Austin's largest sports bar, Topgolf is 65,000 square feet of fun in addition to being a three tier indoor driving range. What separates Topgolf from any other driving range is that:
Within your golf bay is a computer that allows you to pick any one of six games and it will then keep track of your individual score (based on the game, hitting distance, and how close your come to the center of the target) as well as your opponents score. The games range from TopScore (the farther the target you hit and the closer you get to the center flag, the more points you’ll receive) to TopDrive where the goal is to hit the center of the farthest target. And if you loose the bet, your wait staff is eagerly waiting to serve the next round of drinks on your credit card. No more waiting for the cart lady to show up or for the 19th hole!
Some of the other things that separate Topgolf from a driving range and even a sports bar include:
Topgolf is fun for everyone from hackers to first timers to scratch golfers and young kids to seniors! Read why we like Topgolf based on a recent visit.
Rates: $20.00 to $20.00
Service is excellent, the food is great, and putting green can help your putting skills. Lessons from a golf pro are available.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.