For those of you who don’t know what Topgolf is or haven’t played it, Topgolf is a game that anyone can play (and win). Score points by hitting micro-chipped golf balls at giant dartboard-like targets on an outfield. The closer you get your ball to the center or ‘bullseye’ and the further the distance, the more points earned.
Unfortunately for us, the closest Topgolf location is in Minneapolis, MN. You could drive four hours or maybe even five hours with traffic, to get to Topgolf or you can head out to any of the five Fargo Public Golf Courses and play some of our recreated Topgolf games perfect for both the driving range and practice areas.
Here are the five games we recreated:
Quick 9 (Putting Area)
This is a speedy game of accuracy and fun. You get three shots at three selected targets. The closer to the center of each target, the more points you’ll earn. Your last shot at each target will own double the points. If you’re within a putters length, you get 2 points. If you sink the putt, you get 5 points.
Top Scramble (Driving Range/Putting Areas)
This is great for your group or before a golf outing. Break into two teams and you’ll go “head-to-head” with another golfer. You will have one target and whoever hits the closest to the selected target, gets the point. Whichever team has the most points at the end, wins!
Top Chip (Putting Areas)
For our short game fans, this one is for you. Pick three different targets, then chip at a specific target five times before moving to the next. If you’re within a putters length, you get 2 points. If you sink the putt, you get 5 points. Here’s the catch though, if you hit the wrong target you lose points (deduct the points based on the points system).
Top Score (Driving Range)
Go far or go home. This tests ones accuracy and strength. Whoever hits their golf ball the farthest and closest to the target wins. Note: Please do not go out onto the driving range to look, we want to ensure your safety.
Top Pressure (Practice Areas – Competitive or Practice)
Pick three targets. Each target you will aim for the front, back, left and right of that specific hole. You can choose to do this one for practice or play it competitively and knock your opponent’s ball further away from the target, like bocce ball.
If you decide to do any of these games, be courteous to other golfers who may be practicing and let us know what you think. Stay tuned this summer for more games you can play at Edgewood, El Zagal, Osgood, Prairiewood and Rose Creek Public Golf Courses.