Topgolf confirmed that it will open its first location in South Florida at Miami Gardens. Topgolf will begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot venue in February 2017, and it is expected to open to the public in late 2017.

The new three-level venue will include up to 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Topgolf estimates it will serve approximately 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation in Miami Gardens.

Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as “non-golfers.”

Topgolf markets to all ages and skill levels. Its microchipped golf balls score themselves, providing players with instant feedback on each shot’s accuracy and distance.

“We have been aggressively pursuing a location in South Florida and, in particular, Miami-Dade County, for several years now,” said Topgolf Director of Real Estate Development Devin Charhon. “Miami Gardens is a key part of our expansion strategy in Florida. It offers an ideal climate for year-round play, access to a fast-growing and diverse population, as well as proximity to local hotspots. We look forward to offering residents and tourists a new destination for indoor and outdoor entertainment.”

Topgolf Miami Gardens will sit on 15 acres at NW 2nd Avenue and NW 7th Avenue, approximately 15 minutes from Hollywood and South Beach. The site will be located at the intersection of I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Topgolf is leasing the land from UPH Golden Glades LLC.