Topgolf plans first Kentucky driving range at Oxmoor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) –Topgolf filed plans Monday to build its first Kentucky driving range and sports bar complex adjacent to Oxmoor Center in eastern Jefferson County.

The company is seeking to add a three-level building on 37 acres at 7900 Shelbyville Road, including a 4-acre outdoor driving range enclosed by 170-foot-high netting. The 65,000-square-foot building would have 102 hitting bays, plans show.

The proposed site of the project appears to span the eastern and southern sections of the Oxmoor shopping center, including a shuttered Sears store and surrounding parking lots, according to online Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator maps. 

Dallas-based Topgolf’s application for a zoning change says parking will be provided for “both Topgolf and the remaining Oxmoor Center.” 

A site plan filed with Metro government shows that the Sears building, which was to be closed last month, would be demolished as part of the project.

Topgolf combines traditional golf driving ranges with elements of a sports bar and restaurant, including servers and televisions for individual bays at some locations. Golfers strike balls from interior bays that face out into an open area dotted with holes of varying difficulty. 

In Louisville, the tee line would face east "away from the afternoon sun."

A spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

This story will be updated.

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