Editor's note: Due to safety restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 health crisis, Lounge by Topgolf remains closed until further notice, as of our publication date. Please visit Topgolf 's website for current information.
Kirkland’s new Lounge by Topgolf, the brainchild of a company known for its high-tech driving ranges, is more than a virtual golf haven. Open since January in the sleek Kirkland Urban shopping center, the space features a patio with fire pits and lake views, as well as a bar and central dining room, where guests can order craft cocktails and shareable snacks, like edamame hummus and wings, along with burgers and entrées. The full menu is also available in the lounge’s high-tech hitting bays—simulators that use sensors to calculate and depict the speed and trajectory of real balls as they hit screens programmed with imagery from a range of famous courses—each with space for as many as eight players. “You can play Pebble Beach and St. Andrews on the same day if you like,” says general manager Hun Kim. “You have full control of the experience.”