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Today we will be diving into the oh-so-controversial topic of age limits at Top Golf. I know, I know, it sounds like a snooze fest, but trust me, it’s not as boring as you think.
So, is there an age limit at Top Golf?
Top Golf does not have an age limit. They do have a requirement that any golfers under the age of 16 must have an adult (21+) with them to supervise them. They also require that golfers under the age of 18 have an adult (21+) supervise them after 9 pm.
Beyond that, Top Golf does not have any requirements for children. I personally wouldn’t recommend you bring kids who are younger than 6 or 8 to Top Golf (as most kids likely won’t be able to swing a club properly and so won’t have a ton of fun).
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A Brief History of Top Golf
For those of you who have been living under a rock (or in my grandma’s case, a cave) Top Golf is a golfing experience like no other. It’s basically a giant playground for adults, with a bar and a variety of games to play.
It’s the perfect place to bring your friends, family, and even your boss for a good time.
Top Golf first opened its doors in 2000, with the vision of revolutionizing the golfing industry. And boy, did they succeed! They’ve been expanding rapidly, opening new locations all over the country, and even internationally.
The Current Age Limit at Top Golf
As much as I hate to admit it, golf balls flying around at 100mph can be dangerous. But, let’s be real here, we’re not talking about Tiger Woods-level golfers. We’re talking about drunk friends, coworkers, and even strangers, trying to hit a ball into a giant screen.
So, is it really that dangerous? That’s for you to decide.
Although Top Golf doesn’t have an age limit for the kids that you can bring there are limits on how old you have to be to golf by yourself. So if you were hoping to drop your 12-year-old off to practice their golf swing unfortunately you can’t do that.
You have to stay there and supervise them to ensure they are playing safely and that nothing goes wrong.
Arguments for Lowering the Age Limit
Now, I know some of you may be thinking, “But why lower the age limit? It’s safer this way.” And, I can see where you’re coming from. But, let me present to you some counterarguments.
First of all, as I mentioned before, we’re not talking about professional golfers. The chances of someone getting seriously hurt are slim to none. Secondly, think about the development of golfing skills at a young age.
Who knows, maybe the next Tiger Woods is currently being denied the chance to show off his skills because he can’t practice unless his parents are there.
Lastly, think about the economic benefits for Top Golf. More customers mean more money, and let’s be real, money talks.
Arguments for Keeping the Age Limit as is
Now, I know some of you may be thinking, “But why keep the age limit? It’s discriminatory.” And, I can see where you’re coming from. But, let me present to you some counterarguments.
First of all, there’s legal responsibility. If something were to happen to a child who was there by themselves, Top Golf could be held liable. Secondly, insurance limitations. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to pay for the insurance policy on a playground for kids and adults.
Lastly, some aspects of the game may be too difficult for children to pick up without guidance from their parents (or the people who took them to Top Golf). Let’s face it, not every child is blessed with the same level of hand-eye coordination as others.
And, let’s be real, it would be pretty frustrating for both the child and the other players if they can’t keep up.
So, where does that leave us? Well, it’s a tricky situation. On one hand, it would be great to have the little ones be able to have fun by themselves. On the other hand, safety and responsibility are important factors to consider.
One solution could be to have a separate area for children who don’t have a parent supervising them where they can still play golf but with proper supervision and safety measures in place.
Regardless of the solution, it’s important to remember that Top Golf is continually reviewing its policies and may make changes in the future. So, keep an eye out for updates and check with your local venue for their specific policies.
In conclusion, the age limit at Top Golf may be a bit of a bummer, but it’s not the end of the world. There are still plenty of options for both children and adults to enjoy the Top Golf experience.
And, let’s be real, as long as there’s a bar, I’m happy.
What is the current age limit at Top Golf?
The current age limit at Top Golf is 16 year-olds or younger must have someone supervising them while those 18 or younger must have an adult supervising them after 9 pm.
Are other golfing venues similar to Top Golf have the same age limit?
Age limits may vary at other golfing venues. It is best to check with the specific venue for more information.
Can I bring my 3-year-old to Top Golf just to watch?
You can bring your children with you to Top Golf as long as you supervise them. However, I personally wouldn’t recommend it as they wouldn’t really have much fun.