Want to Golf at 6 But You Work Until 5? Look No Further
Indoor golf and hangout spot coming to Market Square
Downtown workers can drive golf balls during their lunch break at Pebble Beach or Oakmont Country Club, sort of. New York City-based Five Iron Golf Club is opening a location in 2 PPG Place this spring with 11 bays that can simulate courses such as the Oakmont Country Club or Pebble Beach.
Pittsburgh is one of three new locations, in addition to the five it already has.
“Our strategy in expanding to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas is the same — to create a place for the local golf community to take lessons, practice and play in our leagues, while making golf accessible and entertaining for everyone,” says Five Iron Golf’s co-founder and CEO Jared Solomon.
The business offers instruction simulators that can analyze a golf swing and provide real-time feedback. For people who want a more personal touch, there are lessons from golf pros. Club fitting and repair services will also be available.
And like many golf courses, there also are bars, dining options and event spaces as well as games such as ping pong, pool and shuffleboard.
Prices for Pittsburgh haven’t been set yet but the cost to rent a simulator typically ranges from $50 to $75 an hour.