Tiger Woods’ PopStroke Breaks Ground at Grandscape in The Colony

Featuring two 18-hole putting courses "meticulously designed to replicate a traditional golf course," PopStroke will offer a mix of family entertainment, cutting-edge tech, and elevated casual dining.

When it opens at Grandscape in 2024, you won’t be digging any holes at PopStroke—no matter how fat you hit your golf ball. That’s because the entire putting course will be rolling, undulating synthetic turf. But today? Digging was definitely done.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning at Grandscape in The Colony for the venue, which will offer “an innovative blend of mini golf, family entertainment, cutting-edge technology, and elevated casual dining.”

The venue will feature two 18-hole putting courses “meticulously designed to replicate a traditional golf course.” The synthetic turf will roll across fairways, bunkers, and rough for players of all ages and skill levels.

The Grandscape location will be the 12th venue and second in Texas for PopStroke, which was founded in 2018 by Wall Street executive Greg Bartoli, who attracted Tiger Woods as a partner and investor one year later. TaylorMade is another project of the venture, with its putters and balls featured at each venue.

PopStroke’s first Texas location opened in December in the Houston suburb of Katy.

With completion slated for February 2024, the Grandscape venue will also feature a playground, an outdoor beer garden featuring classic outdoor games like cornhole and foosball, a full-service bar and dining area, and a space for hosting events.

‘Created to bring people together’

PopStroke groundbreaking at Grandscape in The Colony. [Photo: PopStroke Entertainment Group]

“PopStroke was created to bring people together through the game of golf, regardless of their skill level or age,” Bartoli, CEO and founder of PopStroke, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to expand our reach and share the PopStroke experience with new guests in The Lone Star State. This groundbreaking venture represents our commitment to connecting people by providing a unique experience that will resonate with the local community and visitors alike.”

Jeff Lind, president of Grandscape, said the new venue is an ideal fit for his sprawling destination north of Dallas.

“Our vision continues to come alive as we bring unique, world-class entertainment venues like PopStroke to Grandscape,” Lind said in a statement. “By curating a mix of experiential retail, residential, office, dining, and entertainment, we have built a destination unlike any other, where new adventures and memories await.”

Soon, the course will be laid out and the turf installed. How will that look? Here’s a cool video of synthetic turf being laid down for a PopStroke venue in Glendale, California.

Infused with interactive technology

An overhead view of PopStroke’s location in Sarasota, Florida. [Photo: PopStroke]

Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, PopStroke infuses its golf experience with interactive technology. Encouraging a competitive atmosphere for all participants, each venue features a jumbotron leaderboard to offer bragging rights as you putt around the course. There’s also a PopStroke App with a virtual scorecard, which tracks a group’s scores and displays them on the giant leaderboard. The app also enables guests to register for events, view the menu, and more.

After guests sink their last putt, they get to take a PopStroke TaylorMade commemorative ball home with them.

PopStroke plans to open 14 new venues by the end of 2025—four of which will be in Texas, the company said. 

Not just golf: Beer garden with cornhole and more at PopStroke in Katy, Texas. [Photo: PopStroke]

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