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Golf on steroids? Topgolf strikes deal for second location, this time next to Dolphin Mall.

Guests playing Topgolf in Illinois.
Guests playing Topgolf in Illinois. PR NEWSWIRE

South Florida will soon have a second Topgolf location, this one west of Doral near Dolphin Mall. The first site is under construction in Miami Gardens and will open by the end of the year.

The property, located off Northwest 25th Street and Florida’s Turnpike, was purchased for $11.7 million from Prologis, a logistics real estate company, which earlier this year submitted plans to Miami-Dade county for the 65,000-square-foot Topgolf facility.

Topgolf features a driving range with golf balls that score themselves with microchips. The 12.6-acre entertainment attraction, similar to other newer bowling alleys, will also have a restaurant, bar, lounge, event spaces, party music and a slew of TVs showing live sports events.

The sports entertainment complex will be part of the existing 495,000-square-foot Shops at Beacon Lakes, an office and industrial park across the street from IKEA and Dolphin Mall. Other tenants include UPS, Amazon and soon, the headquarters of Telemundo.

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An aerial view of where Topgolf will be located just west of Doral. Stiles Corp.

How does Topgolf work? Guests hit micro-chipped golf balls onto targets in the outfield, which is surrounded by giant netting. The golf balls are tracked; they record statistics that get translated into points for games.

Are you competitive? You can even start leagues for those wanting a bigger challenge.

The facility will be the second in the Miami-Dade County. TopGolf also has locations in Jacksonville and Tampa, a future facility in Orlando, as well as dozens of others in the country and in the United Kingdom, where it originated.

Topgolf officials say it’s unclear when construction will start or finish.

Monique O. Madan: 305-376-2108, @MoniqueOMadan

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