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December 5, 2022

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$70 million driving range planned near the Strat

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Flite Golf and Entertainment

Atomic Range hopes to offer something for everyone from a “family, two friends, a bachelor party, a corporate outing, whatever it may be,” said Flite Golf and Entertainment CEO John Vollbrecht.

Atomic Range under development near Strat

Atomic Range will include 103 driving range bays, 10 putting bays and six bars, among other amenities, in a four-story structure. Launch slideshow »

Flite Golf and Entertainment will break ground today on a driving range and entertainment complex near the Strat.

Atomic Range will include 103 driving range bays, 10 putting bays and six bars, among other amenities, in a four-story structure.

The 12,000-square-foot Astrocade will feature big-screen televisions and provide a sports bar-type atmosphere, the company said.

The $70 million facility, being developed with Century Golf Partners, is scheduled to be completed by late 2023 and will employ some 500 people.

“Vegas is a market for a lot of reasons we’ve been interested in for years,” said John Vollbrecht, CEO of Dallas-based Flite Golf.

The venue will be just north of the Strat on the west side of Main Street, south of Oakey Boulevard, according to a rendering on Flite Golf’s website.

“It’s not easy finding the right piece of property or the right partner in Vegas,” he said. “We think with everything that’s happening on that end of the Strip and downtown, it’s an ideal location for us.”

Atomic Range will become the third golf venue in the U.S. for Flite Golf, which also has Back 9 Golf and Entertainment in Indianapolis and the soon-to-open Luxe Golf Bays near Milwaukee.

It will be the second golf entertainment complex in Las Vegas, joining Topgolf, which opened in 2016 on Koval Lane near the MGM Grand.

Vollbrecht said he didn’t see any problem finishing the project on time.

“We’ve hired what we believe is the best in terms of the construction side and the vendor side to ensure this is a smooth process and that there are no significant delays,” he said.

Atomic Range will be Flite Golf’s biggest project to date.

“From our perspective, we couldn’t be more excited to build this, not just for the Vegas tourist market and the standard crowd, but also for the locals to have a true experience that they can appreciate, in a location that we think is ideally set,” Vollbrecht said.

Atomic Range hopes to offer something for everyone from “family to friends, a bachelor party, a corporate outing, whatever it may be,” Vollbrecht said.

“There’s a lot going on inside of our building beyond just the golf,” he said.

Vollbrecht said there is always room for something different that “pushes the envelope a little bit, and I think that’s what we’re going to do.”

“At the end of the day, we’re all competing for those discretionary dollars, and I think we provide something that’s extremely unique to the market that hasn’t been seen,” he said. “I think when we open the doors, people are going to be floored with what we can provide in the 99,000 square feet of the building.”