BigShots Golf COO TJ Schier speaks during a press conference at BigShots Golf in Bryan on Thursday.
In Bryan, a new form of entertainment is about to be completed.
BigShots Golf Aggieland, a technology-based golf driving range, is about 85% complete and hosted a “net-up” event Thursday afternoon to mark the latest major construction on the entertainment center, which is part of Bryan’s new Travis Bryan Midtown Park is.
“Rather than being groundbreaking, the ‘Net’ is a symbol that we are still two months away from launch,” said TJ Schier, COO of BigShots Golf. “We come in and lay the lawn, finish the inside of the building, train our staff and then we’re good to go.”
BigShots Golf is expected to open in about 60 days, Schier said. The 12 hectare venue includes 60 tea boxes that can accommodate six people at a time in a two-story building, an 18-hole mini golf course, a private event space, an outdoor terrace with garden games, fire pits and a live entertainment center, and two bars.
Schier said the driving range is approximately 225 meters long and 100 meters wide. The lawn is scheduled to be laid in the next week or two. The nets range from 100 to 160 feet high and are held in place by poles that protrude 20 feet into the ground and took a month to install.
“Of course we’re going to have some maroon targets in Bryan College Station for people to aim at, which is going to be great,” Schier said. “We try to brand everything locally and bring a lot of local flair to a national brand – BigShots Golf.”