New Golf Entertainment Venue Coming to Bettendorf, Iowa Quad Cities
By Brian Weis
A new golf entertainment venue is coming to Bettendorf, Iowa / Quad Cities. Located across the street from TBK Bank Sports Complex, this 70,000+ square-foot entertainment venue is being developed by Middle & Forest Grove, LLC, a new entity created by local investors Ryan Hintze, Doug Kratz, Kevin Koellner & Ben Logsdon. The to-be-named project is currently in the schematic design phase with construction expected to begin spring 2022 and completed by summer/fall 2023. Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is currently serving in an advisory role and is expected to manage the facility.
Guests of the new three-level golf entertainment venue will experience TopTracer Range technology in 60+ climate-controlled outdoor hitting bays, chef-driven menu items, top-shelf drinks, music and year-round entertainment. Numerous high-definition televisions will be located throughout the facility with one over-sized 4K LED television- which is estimated to be the largest (indoor) in the state of Iowa - in the main bar area. Year-round programming will include events for kids and families, social leagues, golf tournaments, corporate events, showers, graduation parties, concerts, charity events and more. The venue will also feature a sizable state-of-the-art video gaming space, which will include an immersive virtual reality platform, escape rooms, multi-sport simulators and more high-tech games. Also included will be large event space, future rooftop patio, and a common plaza area outside the venue.
The development will also feature several multi-sport (Baseball, Softball and Soccer) turf fields, which will be managed by TBK Bank Sports Complex. The 109-acre property will have an additional development on the southwest corner near the newly-constructed Middle Road and Forest Grove roundabout. This 16-acre site, owned by FG80 Holdings, LLC, is slated to include a hotel, convenience store, restaurants, and retail outlets. The project also includes the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Middle Road to connect to the TBK Bank Sports Complex and the businesses surrounding it.
"Our group is beyond excited to bring this type of golf entertainment venue to the Quad Cities. We want to continue to grow our community, stimulate our local economy and support our neighborhood restaurants/retailers. This entertainment venue is something we have been working toward for quite some time now, and we are delighted we finally get to share it with the public," said Ryan Hintze, the Chief Executive Officer of Middle & Forest Grove, LLC. "This venue will be a place with activities the entire family can enjoy. We have a lot more exciting features that are in the works, we will continue to update as we progress."
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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