It’s hot out Gold Coasters, hotter than usual and you know what that means? Summer in air-conditioned comfort is calling our names.
Now we know what you may be thinking, there are certain summer things that simply cannot be experienced within the confines of air-conditioned comfort – playing sport for one – but we beg to differ friends.
Playing sport is one thing you absolutely can do indoors thanks to a brand new Gold Coast experience opening up north quite soon as part of a $7 million redevelopment at The Club Parkwood Village.
Topgolf Swing Suite is the name of the newbie and it’s the southern hemisphere’s first state-of-the-art virtual experience of its’ kind found at the heart of the Coast’s latest family lifestyle and entertainment precinct.
Also featuring resort-style playgrounds (for the little kids), serviced cabanas (for the big kids), brand new sports bars, a gaming lounge, a TAB, indoor and outdoor dining options including a woodfired pizzeria (YES) and market-style vendor spit roast, you may as well plan to spend your summer there because that is set to be quite the time.
Let’s go back to the Topgolf Swing Suite though shall we. With five bays, it will be the first of its kind in Australia boasting interactive and immersive sporting good times for those scorching summer days where you feel like whacking balls but simply cannot stand the sunshine.
Not only golf though, there’ll be plenty of other arcade games and sports on offer including soccer penalty kicks, baseball pitching, an American football quarterback challenge, hockey shots and zombie dodgeball (amazing).
Sounds like the perfect Christmas present for your mate does it not?
While all that’s going on, the kids can hang out in The Backyard – an outdoor park to rival all others – and Mum and Dad can chill at The Pavillions, complete with an alfresco dining space overlooking said playground.
What more could you want? Oh tasty eats, they have those too.
The Bistro will serve a modern Australian menu alongside premium pub classics, an authentic woodfired pizzeria will offer hand-stretched pizzas made to order and Street Vendor Spit Roast will have quick, market-style meals from an ever-changing menu.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the Gold Coast without a bar absolutely packed with beverages, so there’s that too.
All the very best things friends. Including indoor sports.
LOCATION: The Club Parkwood Village, Parkwood
WHEN: December, 2019
Words by Kirra Smith