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Want to play a round of golf in a library? How about at the lodge or on the roof? Golfers may get that chance at the incoming Puttery Philadelphia to open on the Old Kensington and Fishtown border in late 2022. Puttery, which is owned by Drive Shack, is a modern mini-golfesque venue that offers a fun night-out activity with great tunes and multiple bars serving craft cocktails and a gourmet culinary menu. Sometimes they even have DJs.
“Our hope is that Puttery breaks down golf’s barriers to entry. We aim to provide a lively, less intimidating atmosphere for newcomers to experience the game of golf, without the pressure that a traditional course can bring,” Drive Shack Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Hana Khouri told What Now Philadelphia.
Puttery Philadelphia will be located in a 20,000 sq. ft. space in a mixed-use retail development at 1400 N. Howard St. It will boast three uniquely over-the-top themed nine-hole putting courses featuring innovative scoring technology. There will be a service bar at each of the three courses, as well as two walk-up bars. Each Puttery location offers different themed courses, like a library or lodge, to offer an immersive experience. The themes for Puttery Philadelphia have yet to be finalized.
Puttery’s menu, curated by Director of Culinary Willard Thompson, includes a mix of appetizers, like a charcuterie board and tuna tostada; salads that include a fig, burrata, and ham option, and gourmet pizzas, with toppings like sausage and hot honey and mascarpone and mushroom. Desserts options include mini jars, macarons, and ice cream sandwiches to satisfy your sweet tooth.
“When looking at different markets for Puttery’s expansion, Fishtown was an obvious choice for us. The area’s eclectic vibe is a perfect match for our own, providing the ideal atmosphere for us to showcase our inventive food and craft cocktails,” said Khouri.
Puttery Philadelphia will require a massive build-out that is anticipated to cost between $7 and $11 million. The venue is expected to create 120 jobs.