Puttshack Is Coming To Center City In 2023

The world's only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience to open in summer 2023.
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On May 17, Puttshack signed a lease at 1625 Chestnut Street in the Shops at Liberty Place complex. The company is referred to as “The only upscale tech-infused mini golf experience with global food and drink,” and plans to open in the summer of 2023.

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The space is a total of 26,000 square feet and will contain four “tech-driven, highly competitive mini-golf courses, powered by the brand’s leading patented Trackaball™  technology,” Puttshack will be an upscale entertainment venue with two full-service bars and multiple semis and fully private event spaces.

Puttshack also has an emphasis on food and drink with a global flair. The menu from the Oakbrook location features shareable plates like wood-fired Thai octopus with Thai peanut sauce, Mediterranean lamb skewers, Rendang bao buns, chorizo, and cheese empanadas, as well as a Thai fried chicken. The menu does make an effort to cater to anyone who might be in a group and there are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Their cocktail list has a cold brew espresso Martini, ultimate top-shelf Margarita, the Smokin’ Painkiller, featuring British Navy rum, and a very Chicago-specific drink, the Malört Reviver.  Jeppeson’s Malört is a very distinctive Chicago-based botanical spirit and it is a wonderful touch that Puttshack has put such a legacy Chicago-based cocktail on their menu.

Dave Diamond, Puttshack president said, as quoted in the press conference, “Philadelphia’s bustling Center City blends historic sites with skyscrapers and premier destinations, making it a perfect choice for Puttshack. We can’t wait to bring our tech-infused mini golf experience to Philadelphia and be a part of such a historic and bustling neighborhood of the city.”

Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Walmesley, said via phone to What Now Philadelphia, that she felt that one of Puttshack’s strengths is how the venue can transition throughout the day from a venue that caters to families into the evening to a more adult crowd who might be out on dates or having a night out with friends.

Dolores Quintana

Dolores Quintana is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group reporting on food and restaurants. She has written for publications as diverse as The Mirror Media Group, Fangoria Online, We Like LA, The Shudder Blog, The Blog at the [email protected] Court, Buddyhead, and Nightmarish Conjurings. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film and television critic. She spends a lot of her time at screenings, film festivals and seeking out new and interesting restaurants, pop-ups, and coffee roasters.
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