On my last trip to Las Vegas, my friend Brian wanted to check out the Top Golf at the Mgm Grand. I remember seeing it on my trip in October, but I never got around to checking out, most likely because I don’t golf.
Best way to enter, drive north on Koval Lane from Tropicana Boulevard and you will see the towering building on the left. They have an open parking lot, valet parking and shuttle buses from the area hotels that drop off right in front. We made the mistake of parking in the MGM Grand parking garage and walking!. It is over a mile walk through the parking garage, through the hotel lobby, through the casino and past the shops. Then, you exit out to a couple of pools, past the convention center then you will find it.
Once we got in, I was surprised to find that it was inexpensive to play. There was a five dollar initial charge for a membership and $45 an hour, no matter how large the party. We given a bay that had three couches, a coffee table, and table service for food or drinks. The hostess explained to us how the system works; you enter in the type of program you want, ie just practice hitting, competition, etc. Enter in the names of the participants and the screen will guide you when to begin.
You wave your club in front of a sensor and the golf ball is spit out at you. Each ball is microchipped so when you hit it, the distance and spot where it lands are all recorded. Comes in real handy when someone’s competitive nature kicks in.
Overall, it is a fun experience, especially for someone like me who has never hit a golf ball in their life. Will definitely be back again and I was told by the employees there that there are plans for a Top Golf here in Hawaii!