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Reckon you could be the next Tiger Woods?

Top Golf is a new modern golfing complex that combines great entertainment, great food and a great experience. So overall, it is fair to say, it is pretty… well… (you guessed it) great!!


What is Top Golf I here you ask? Let me put you out of your misery. Picture a 240 yard lush green field with dartboard like targets on the floor, just waiting for you to take aim. All you have to do is swipe your ball on the scanner provided and prepare to channel your inner Rory Mcilroy. Sounds simple right? But I must stress the importance of swiping your ball on the scanner first- otherwise your points might not be registered- and with the centre of the target worth a whooping 6 points, this is something you cannot afford to do! Being the competitive sports person I am, I learned first hand the pain of hitting a beautiful shot and it not counting!

Each bay comes with a range of golf clubs so you can choose your desired weapon of choice, and the rest is pretty straightforward: the more accurate your shot and the further the distance, the more points you earn. I would also recommend playing on the upper level as it is easier to score points here and your swing looks super impressive (I should be charging you for all of these tips I know!) But you must not forget that Top Golf is a great activity, and despite being addictive and competitive, it does remain fun throughout- both for the winners and the losers!

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Each player has 20 balls per game, and each game typically lasts around an hour depending on how big your group is.  The best thing is, you don’t even have to be a pro at golfing to enjoy yourself. In my opinion, it is actually more fun if you haven’t had that much experience. The fact it is covered also means that you can play Top Golf all year around, whatever the weather and it does not involve moving around like regular golfing. So as it is the Summer and England has been experiencing hot weather (a miracle I know) Top Golf really is the perfect activity to fill the holidays as you are under cover and shielded from the scorching sun.

Let us not forget that playing sports can be a hungry business- helping you to work up an appetite- and this is something that Top Golf certainly takes into consideration. Each bay has a table and chairs, with hosts readily available for you to order food from and who will deliver it quickly and efficiently to your bay. Drinks and Food menus are provided on each table, so even if you don’t feel hungry at the start, you certainly will by the end with such a wide variety of choices staring you in the face…

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Each game is £6, with a buy one get one free offer, everyday from 9-11am. Or alternatively there are 3 games for £10 on weekdays from 9am-4pm.

Who can resist student friendly prices such as these? If I haven’t already sold it to you by now, why not check out their website for full details below:



And lastly, for the nitty gritty details:

Address: Adbridge Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6BX

Nearest Station: Debden Station – It is a 10-15 minute walk from the station, so is advisable to take a cab from the station.

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