Opening of BigShots golf course, entertainment venue at Firestone Country Club

A high technology BigShots a golf, entertainment and dining venue opens at Firestone Country Club this weekend.

Grand opening is Saturday at Golf BigShots, part of Dallas-based ClubCorp, a virtual and real-world golf-themed site. ClubCorp owns and operates the akron club.

The ease will be open to the public all year round.

The place is located at 600 Swartz Road, Akron, OH 44319. For questions, call 330-724-4444 or email [email protected]or visit bigshotsgolf.com/locations/akron-oh.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

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The company said BigShots is 22,500 square feet and a “state-of-the-art golf, dining and entertainment venue” for all ages.

“As golf continues to grow in popularity as a social, entertainment and sporting activity, people are joining and experiencing the game in new, non-intimidating environments,” ClubCorp CEO David Pillsbury said in a statement. . statement. “BigShots Golf is leading the way with innovative technology, premium catering and fun for the whole family.”

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According to ClubCorp, his BigShots installations have virtual games and classes, full-service catering, sports bars, outdoor patios, mini-golf, private event spaces, and air-conditioned tees. The Firestone site will have 44 interactive tee boxes in a two-story structure.

The facility’s technology, powered by TrackMan Range, will allow golfers to play full virtual rounds, and beginners, families and children will be able to participate in interactive games, the company said.

A couple fight their way to the 16th hole during the fourth round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club on Sunday.

BigShots replaces Hackers Bar & Grill and will sit alongside the abbreviated Raymond C. Firestone Public 9 course.

The Firestone site will be the company’s first free-standing outdoor location that will be connected to one of its properties. There will be private event space, an outdoor patio, and an elevated sports bar, Anthem Kitchen + Bar, accessible without golfing.

The menu includes pizzas, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, plus a kids’ menu and cocktail menu. There will also be a brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

What else is new at Firestone Country Club?

ClubCorp said Firestone Country Club recently updated many of its on-site amenities and accommodations. He also added a fitness center for members and guests and La Vetta, an Italian chophouse.

“Bringing BigShots Golf to a legendary and iconic location like Firestone Country Club is a game-changer for the golf entertainment industry, as we continue to create experiences that eliminate the friction that can come with being introduced to this great game” , said TJ, COO of BigShots Golf. Schier said in a statement. “Our concept is rooted in golf, but our passion is centered on creating exceptional experiences that bring people together through our innovative gameplay, elevated sports bar, and unexpected events for the whole family. Having this location connected to the Firestone Country Club allows us to transition from beginners to rediscovering the passion for the game on the fairways of the courses where the game’s best, like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, have triumphed.”

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The company filed plans in February 2020 with the city showing they wanted to build the country club site.

BigShots Golf Firestone will be the seventh such location in the country and the first in Ohio. The other sites are in Florida, Texas, Missouri, Utah and England.

A similar company, topgolfoperates a site in Independence.

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