BigShots Golf – Invited’s tech-driven entertainment and culinary experience offering fun for all ages and skill levels – announces BigShots Golf at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, officially opened to the public on Nov. 19.
BigShots Golf at Firestone encompasses 22,500 sq. ft. and is situated along the Raymond C. Firestone Public 9 Golf Course. Open to the public year-round, BigShots Golf at Firestone includes a two-story tee-line with 44 climate-controlled tee boxes, a private event space and Anthem Kitchen + Bar, an elevated sports bar featuring unexpected menu items, signature cocktails and craft beer.
BigShots Golf at Firestone also marks the first free-standing outdoor location that is connected to one of the clubs in the Invited portfolio, demonstrating the company’s commitment to diversifying the game by making it accessible to more people.
“We are thrilled to usher in a new level of golf entertainment and dining to Akron and its surrounding communities with BigShots Golf at Firestone,” says Jay Walkinshaw, General Manager at Firestone Country Club. “This cutting-edge golf, dining and entertainment venue has it all – innovative gameplay, an elevated dining experience with Anthem Kitchen + Sports Bar, and exciting events suitable for the entire family.
“Plus, as the first golf entertainment venue connected to one of our clubs,” Walkinshaw adds, “BigShots Golf enhances the golf experience at Firestone and allows everyone in the community to enjoy this fabulous game at night, during inclement weather, whenever, all-year round.”
BigShots Golf features cutting-edge technology powered by TrackMan Range and can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. Avid golfers can play full rounds on virtual golf courses all over the world, while beginners, families and children can take part in interactive games designed to give every player the chance to win.
BigShots Golf’s location next to the Firestone Public 9 golf course and its interactive and family-friendly activities are an attractive option for new players, and follows the trend of how modern golfers consume the game. All of this exists alongside the history and legacy of the traditional Firestone Country Club, and this contrast offers an exceptional experience for golf purists and newcomers alike.
“Our focus is golf, and there’s not a more iconic name or venue in the sport than Firestone,” says BigShots Golf Chief Operating Officer TJ Schier. “We are excited to bring our cutting-edge entertainment and dining experiences that both fuels a passion for the sport and brings people together in a comfortable atmosphere. BigShots Golf at Firestone is destined to become a major sports and entertainment attraction for residents and visitors of Northeast Ohio.”
In addition to Firestone, BigShots Golf is open in Vero Beach, Fla., Fort Worth, Texas, Springfield, Mo., and Northwick Park, UK. Earlier this year, BigShots Golf opened in Bryan, Texas, and St. George, Utah, and currently under development is a BigShots Golf in Naples, Fla., with a planned opening set for the end of 2023.