The Last Swing Before the Ring

Break the bachelor–or bachelorette–party norm with a Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand experience.

Bachelor and bachelorette parties offer grooms and brides to-be the opportunity to go a little crazy while enjoying their single lives one last time—after saying “I do,” weekend plans tend to become a little more tame. That’s why Las Vegas is the perfect destination for those about to walk down the aisle—with its myriad nightclubs, male and female revues, strip clubs and bars, the Entertainment Capital of the World is everything one needs for that final hurrah. But with the arrival of Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand, bachelors and bachelorettes aren’t just opting for the predictable Hangover-style debauchery anymore. Many are picking up a golf club to celebrate their impending nuptials, trading in a night at the strip club for a night at the tricked-out driving range.

“We love celebrating all kinds of parties at Topgolf. It’s a unique and memorable experience and there’s something for everyone,” says Ashley Vaughn, the venue’s senior hospitality sales manager. She says Topgolf Las Vegas now sees bachelor and bachelorette parties on a nightly basis.

While Vaughn says many groups often just show up (usually in the requisite matching attire), Topgolf now offers bachelor and bachelorette party packages. Starting at $300, the deal accommodates up to 6 guests and includes a bottle of vodka, a bucket of Red Bull, a street taco platter and flatbread, and a fun bottle presentation to make the guest of honor feel extra special—think servers holding signs spelling out one’s name with all the bells and whistles (seriously—there are whistles). The parties are held on the venue’s 21-and-up third floor, offering more of a nightclub vibe that bachelors and bachelorettes often look for.

While parties can simply walk in and reserve a hitting bay, Vaughn says the packages offer bachelors and bachelorettes an opportunity to cut costs, and the venue also can help brides and grooms to-be personalize their special day—past parties have opted to also rent a cabana by the venue’s swimming pool, and others have added on a food and beverage minimum to allow guests to order from Topgolf’s extensive menu (the driving range offers everything from bar bites to sushi platters).

As husbands often use tee times as weekend getaways with their buddies, it’s no surprise that Topgolf has become a popular destination for future grooms. Vaughn says the venue currently is seeing more bachelor parties than bachelorette parties, but that shouldn’t deter brides to-be from hitting a few golf balls.

“Topgolf can be as competitive or noncompetitive as you like,” Vaughn says. “Even if there are women in the group who don’t play golf—lots of people who have been to Topgolf don’t play golf— they discover that they can have fun with the target game as well.”

But even if you’re not swinging a club at the Strip-side venue, there are plenty of other activities to take part in. Topgolf offers beer pong, cornhole, video poker, and more than 300 television screens to catch the day’s sporting events on. The pool also has become a popular draw for bachelorettes. There really is something for everyone at the expansive venue, which also offers one killer view of the Las Vegas Strip—perfect for photo ops for bachelors and bachelorettes to document their last crazy night out.

Considering everything the venue has to offer, Topgolf seems to be a perfect fit for those about to say “I do.” Why not say “Fore!” beforehand?