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Puttshack, the “upscale, tech-infused mini-golf experience,” has started construction in The Interlock, a $450 million mixed-use development in West Midtown, according to a press release Thursday. Puttshack Atlanta is slated to be the first U.S. location for Puttshack and is expected to open in spring 2021. It will join the brand’s three London locations and will be followed by openings in Chicago and Miami later in the year.
Puttshack will fill its almost 25,000 square feet with four “modern and reimagined” mini-golf courses where every themed hole is its own game. It will also feature a full bar and chef-created dining menu that will open to an expansive indoor-outdoor rooftop patio space. It is a new concept from former founding team members of TopGolf, which operates an Atlanta location not too far from The Interlock.
“Our successful launch, and re-openings, in the UK is proof of the power of coming together to play that is at the core of Puttshack,” Joe Vrankin, CEO of Puttshack, said in the release. “We are able to safely deliver fun for all our guests through our state-of-the-art safety measures, and we can’t wait to bring this experience to Atlanta and so many more U.S. markets to come.”
Developed by S.J. Collins, The Interlock is a nine-acre community that is walkable from end-to-end. The community boasts 200,000 square feet of technology-focused office space, 105,000 square feet for retail and restaurant space, 349 apartments, and 18 townhomes as part of the Solis Interlock, 70 townhomes by Monte Hewett Homes, and a 161-room Bellyard boutique hotel.
“Puttshack is the first of many tenant spaces that will begin interior construction over the next 30-60 days as we turn spaces over,” Jeff Garrison, partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises, said in the release. “This is an exciting step forward in the progression of The Interlock and certainly a highly anticipated opening for this one-of-kind entertainment offering coming soon to West Midtown.”
The development’s other elements include the public Beeline Crossing Park, one-acre rooftop with a modern private pool club, and a lounge with a retractable roof, and a 12,000-square-foot two-story restaurant and outdoor bar with a covered patio and an infinity-edge pool. The Interlock will also house a 50,000-square-foot incubator space by Georgia Technology Ventures and WeWork’s 120,000-square-foot co-working space.
[Editor’s note: this article was updated to clarify the Puttshack owners’ connection to TopGolf.]