Tiger Woods bringing putt-putt to Tuscaloosa

Photo courtesy PopStroke

PopStroke is adding Alabama to its list of locations. The family-friendly golf and casual dining concept is expanding from its locations already in Texas, Florida and Arizona.

On Thursday it announced 13 new locations, including in Tuscaloosa. This will be PopStroke’s first Alabama location.

Tiger Woods and his company TGR Design designs each PopStroke course, including the one in Tuscaloosa.

“We are seeing huge demand to bring our immersive experience into new cities. PopStroke was created to bring people together across all ages and skill levels through the game of golf. We are thrilled to expand our reach and share the PopStroke experience with new guests,” said CEO and Founder Greg Bartoli.

According to its website, “PopStroke is a dynamic, technologically-advanced golf environment with food and beverage. You’ll find an expansive variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream and food to enjoy on or off the course. PopStroke infuses technology within the golf experience to create an interactive and competitive atmosphere for all participants.”

PopStroke location

PopStroke will be located on a stretch of land near the Campus Drive exit on McFarland Boulevard.

Tuscaloosa’s location is going on a stretch of land between Helen Keller Boulevard and Harper Lee Drive just off McFarland Boulevard near the Campus Drive exit.

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Vice President of Economic and Community Development Barkley Garrett said this a great new addition for Tuscaloosa.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for the community,” Garrett said. “We are excited to see them come. We are certainly focused on making Tuscaloosa and West Alabama an experience economy and this is gonna be a great experience.”

District 5 Tuscaloosa City Council Member Kip Tyner said this new venture will draw people in from all over the state. Tyner has been teasing the announcement for weeks.

“It’s so exciting,” Tyner said. “This is the first college town that Woods chose and that makes it special. They are going to have the course built in three months and they are planning right now to be open before the Texas game.”

The University of Alabama football team is taking on the Texas Longhorns Sept. 9.

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