There’s a new (ish) guy in town, and I’m not talking about the former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields. Topgolf has stepped up the winter date scene just a bit. Columbus finally has something that can be enjoyed year-round that is active and outside (somewhat), but also shielded from the weather. With three floors, a bar/dining room, rooftop deck, games, and private event spaces there is truly something for everyone. Here’s your guide to the ultimate date night at Topgolf.
How it Works
Bays are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. However, you can reserve a bay up to one week prior to your date with a reservation fee. The reservation fee can range from FREE to $50 depending on the day and time. The reservation fee is not applied to the hourly fee. Also, a reservation does not guarantee you an exact time, but will put you at the top of the waitlist when you arrive. Topgolf uses text messages to ask if you are arriving on time, if you need to cancel, and for notifications for when the bay is ready. To reserve a bay, click here.
Each group of guests is assigned a bay. Bays are rented by the hour and includes unlimited golf ball hits with the clubs provided (you can always bring your own too!). If this is your first time playing, you will need to purchase a $5 membership card. This card helps you keep track of your score and can be used at any Topgolf location around the country.
To start your round, you must choose one of eight preset games to play. Games vary by objectives and skill level. The general objective of each game is to hit the ball (with microchip technology) into the target. You do not have to be a “golfer” to enjoy playing a game. You will have no trouble scoring a point or two.
You may be thinking, we have winter so how does this outdoor golf thing work year round? Honestly, that’s a good question. However, once you arrive on a cold day, your worries will disappear. Each bay is climate-controlled by three heaters in each bay. The heaters can be controlled with a switch and can be set at high, low, or off. The downside: you share your set of heaters with one other bay, so you may get a little too hot if you cannot agree on a setting!
Did your hour fly by? No problem. Just ask your server to add another hour to your time. Remember bays are paid for by hour, not per person. Also, the server can easily split the charge among your group.
Since they are open at 9am every day, they serve breakfast and brunch (including cocktails) until noon on weekdays and 2pm on the weekend. For the remainder of the day they keep the same menu for lunch and dinner. The menu features seasonal selections, shareables, flatbreads, sliders, sandwiches, and burgers.The Impossible burger will satisfy any vegetarians in your group and gluten-free options are available upon request. Also, donut (see what I did there?!) miss out on the injectable donut holes, they are tons of fun! View the menu here.
Seasonal selections are highlighted in the beer and cocktail menu, even featuring some seasonal mocktails, so no one is left out. They offer craft beer from local favorites BrewDog, Homestead Beer, Land-Grant Brewing, North High Brewing, Rhinegeist Brewing, Seventh Son Brewing, and Wolf’s Ridge Brewing with a mix and match bucket of six cans or bottles starting at $25. Domestic pitchers are $15, while imports and craft are $19. Golfbags are shareable cocktails served in a take-home mug for $16-$18. With a full bar of beer, wine, and spirits they can make almost anything!
These may change throughout the year, so please check their promotions page before planning your night.
- $15 unlimited play M-F 9am – noon.
- College Night on Wednesdays. $15 gets you unlimited play and food specials.
- DJ every Friday night starting at 7pm.
- Half price Tuesdays for a limited time.
- Topgolf leagues – winter leagues are already sold out, but look for spring league registration to open in March. Prices are per team and includes one hour of optional practice before league play begins at 7pm.
- Share a bay on Friday or Saturday night after 7pm for $20/person. Includes two hours of unlimited golf.
Bays are rented by the hour and can accommodate up to six players with a maximum of 8 people (2 must be non-players). Pricing is per bay: $25/hour until noon, $35/hour until 5pm, and $45/hour until close.
2000 IKEA Way
Columbus, OH 43240
Sun – Thu: 9 -12am
Fri – Sat: 9-2am
Topgolf rarely closes for weather, unless it is due to extreme conditions.
All images, including feature image, were taken by Hannah Green unless otherwise noted.