BigShots Golf Aggieland hosts groundbreaking ceremony
The event center is scheduled to open this winter
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - BigShots Golf Aggieland hosted its groundbreaking ceremony at Travis Bryan Midtown Park Wednesday afternoon.
“We’re excited about Aggieland. We can’t wait for this to open,” said David Pillsbury ClubCorp CEO. “This is a great place for us to be and a great place for us to launch our first company-owned location.”
Community Partner Jim Butler says he’s excited to see things moving forward after having the vision to bring this business to Aggieland years ago.
“We contact the BigShots owner and the creator of the technology and brought him to the area, he liked what he saw and that’s what really began the process for us about four years ago,” said Butler.
The entertainment venue was originally slated to open this month but due to COVID-19 and construction delays will now finish up sometime in December.
“In the end, I think everything is worth it. I can’t say enough about the city council and the city staff and the mayor and his commitment and their vision of what this whole area of our community is going to be in the future,” said Butler.
“We’ve overcome not only normal project challenges and site issues but coronavirus and business issues,” said Andrew Nelson Bryan City Mayor. “There’s so much going on, we’re excited and want an interesting place to drive this.”
Nelson says in addition to BigShots Golf Aggieland, more is coming to the park including new little league fields this summer and an indoor sports complex next fall.
“Weather can change that, things can change the schedule but you’re going to start seeing this park be something again by the end of the year,” said Nelson. “It’s just going to be a wonderful place to spend time, to be healthy and enjoy yourself.”
The two-story 40,000-square-foot venue will feature 60 game bays, a private event space, an outdoor patio, a nine-hole mini-golf course, an activity center for kids, and a golf academy that can be used for year-round training. In addition, BigShots will offer unexpected menu items such as the PB & Jam burger, signature cocktails, and local craft beer.
Butler says the goal is to keep this a community space by doing things like hosting fundraisers and getting high school culinary programs involved to help create new menus.
“We really want the community to come out and provide us with their ideas and suggestions,” said Butler.
During Wednesday’s ceremony, community leaders and partners were provided with food and beverage samples and a preview of some of the games and technology that will be offered at BigShots Golf.
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