Plans to open a top golf facility in Burlingame are progressing despite some delays, with officials hoping the facility will open within the next two and a half years.
The 71,000 square foot facility that forms the existing Burlingame Golf Center at 250 Anza Blvd. to replace, will include three floors of bays from which players can shoot golf balls at targets on the range below while enjoying a sports bar-like atmosphere.
A rendering of the top golf course proposed in Burlingame.
Although the facility was originally supposed to open later this year, it now appears that it will open sometime in 2023 or 2024. Lease negotiations are continuing and an environmental impact report has been finalized, said Councilor Donna Colson.
Topgolf is a Texas-based entertainment company with 70 locations worldwide. The company recently merged with the Callaway Golf Company.
“I think they were a little distracted, but we look forward to getting the project off the ground and moving forward,” said Colson.
Burlingame City Council held a closed session Tuesday on the proposed plan.
“With all of the negative impact COVID-19 has on our budget, we would definitely love to see this revenue flow into the general fund,” said Colson.
The 13 hectare site will have 102 bays that can accommodate up to six players at the same time. The planned maximum occupancy is 1,300 people, 125 of whom are employees. It is expected that nearly 500 employees, including part-time workers, will work at the center.
In addition to its main sporting attraction, the center will offer food and drinks in its restaurants and bars and rent a banquet hall.
The opening hours are expected to be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on weekdays and until 2:00 a.m. on weekends.