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Restaurants Award Category

Recognizes an establishment that predominantly delivers value via food, drink, and/or any other experience- based attraction that greatly heightens the customer experience with consumption. The project must enhance the architectural environment of the tourism landscape and showcase innovation, creativity, or originality in design or concept. Eligible examples include restaurants, bars, eateries, vineyards, tearooms, canteens, coffee shops, and any other entertainment attraction that relies on food or drink to measurably enhance customer experience and community cohesion.

2019 Nominations

  1. Topgolf 
  2. 810 Billiards & Bowling, Conway
  3. Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse, North Myrtle Beach

WINNER: Topgolf

The Myrtle Beach location is the 53rd Topgolf venue, as the company is rapidly expanding with numerous locations opening annually, and it is the fourth with its design, which has about 30 fewer hitting bays and proportionally more common areas and group areas. Company officials first brought their concept to the City of Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board in June 2017, and workers broke ground in April 2018 at the corner of Robert Grissom Parkway and 29th Ave. North. Topgolf opened in February of 2019.

The three-level Myrtle Beach venue is 55,000 square feet and features 72 bays that can host up to six players at a time – similar to bowling alley bays – nearly 2,000 square feet of private event space, and outdoor patios with table-top seating on all three levels. In addition to the 24 hitting bays on each level – 12 in the middle have table-top seating and 12 on the periphery have couch seating – the first and third levels are set up like sports bars with TVs and bars, and the second level has a beverage ordering station.The first floor has a 27-foot viewing screen that can be broken into multiple viewing screens to show several sporting events simultaneously.

Topgolf is a combination of golf and entertainment. Guests can play golf target games – there are different games for different skill levels – and enjoy food, beverages and music. Microchipped balls provide scoring and players see the accuracy and distance of their shots on a television screen in their hitting bay, which is open-air but covered and climate-controlled with heaters and fans. Year-round programming includes events for kids and families, social leagues, tournaments and instruction.

Previous Winners

2018: Lucy Buffett's LuLu's at Barefoot Landing

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