When does Franklin’s version of Top Golf open?

An official tee time has been set for the Luxe Golf Bays development at the Ballpark Commons in Franklin. The top-of-the-line, three-level driving range which will feature 57 temperature-controlled outdoor golf bays overlooking 250 yards of turf is scheduled to open on August 12.

The facility is being built adjacent to Franklin Field, home of the American Professional Baseball Association’s Milwaukee Milkmen and the UW-Milwaukee baseball team.

Construction of the $27 million facility, which will also include two restaurants, a year-round brewpub called Hinterhof and a 200-person capacity event space, began in January after years of planning. and a delay related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luxury Golf Bays at Ballpark Commons in Franklin; ROC Ventures

Each golf bay is a fully furnished private suite with large screen televisions. Ballpark Commons’ technology partners, Trackman Range and Flite Golf, equip Luxe with a technology and gaming platform that includes Doppler radar ball tracking. Players aim at color-coded targets and are digitally marked based on how close to the target they can land with a microchip distance ball.

Fans who flocked to Franklin Field for Milkmen games over the weekend stopped to admire the impressive project as it nears completion. A series of large targets with bright red centers cover an artificial turf surface surrounded on both sides by a net draped with towering metal poles.

Luxe Golf Bays is the latest development in the sprawling Ballpark Commons, a mixed-use neighborhood owned by Mike Zimmerman that includes Franklin Field, several other baseball fields, the Umbrella Bar, Milky Way Drive-In, Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital Performance Center, Briscoe Family YMCA Wellness Center and office and retail building anchored by Wheel & Sprocket, Blend Coffee & Cocktails and the headquarters of ROC Ventures, the group that runs Ballpark Commons, the Rock Sports complex and owns the Milwaukee Milkmen and the Milwaukee Wave, among other entities.

Luxury Golf Bays at Ballpark Commons in Franklin; ROC Ventures

Zimmerman also recently announced plans for a baseball-themed boutique hotel on the property and an apartment development.

Luxe Golf is a local imitator of the hugely popular Topgolf, which got its start in England over two decades ago and has grown into a global sports and entertainment company now based in Dallas that offers golf entertainment experiences based on technology in over 70 years. locations in the United States, including two in suburban Chicago but none in Wisconsin at this point.

In a few weeks, golf fanatics won’t have to travel out of state to experience it.


Luxury Golf Bays at Ballpark Commons in Franklin; ROC Ventures

Luxury Golf Bays at Ballpark Commons in Franklin; ROC Ventures

Luxury Golf Bays at Ballpark Commons in Franklin; ROC Ventures






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