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Topgolf -- the golf entertainment center -- plans to open Charlotte facility in 2017

Topgolf plans to open its first Charlotte entertainment facility in early 2017, the Observer’s Ely Portillo reported.

Nongolfers: Don’t tune out just yet. This is more like the midnight bowling for golf, meant for everyone, whether you’ve never swung a club and or you wear golf shoes to the Wells Fargo Championship (yes, we’re judging you a little bit).

Watch this Topgolf hype video to get the vibe.

Quick facts on the Charlotte Topgolf

– The site is near Arrowood and I-485, at the Whitehall Corporate Center.

– 65,000 square-foot building.

– The complex will include three levels with 102 climate-controlled hitting bays for up to six players at a time.

– The balls have microchips, which track things like accuracy and distance and award points for hitting targets.

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The Topgolf location in Overland Park, Kan.

– About half of Topgolf’s users describe themselves as nongolfers.

– 3,000 square feet of space for private events.

– More than 230 flat-screen TVs.

– Topgolf projects 450,000 people will use the entertainment center in its first year.

– 450 full- and part-time workers in Charlotte.

They said it.

“The location we’ve selected is in close proximity to the airport and all of the surrounding hotels and offices,” said Topgolf vice president of real estate development Zach Shor, in a statement. “It is the perfect spot for a Topgolf venue, and we are so excited to offer Charlotte residents and visitors another destination for entertainment.”

Rendering: Michael Baxter; Photo: Allison Long/Kansas City Star

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