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TopGolf launches unique interview process to hire 450 in Greater Cincinnati

May 25, 2016  |  TopGolf

Cincinnati Business Courier

TopGolf’s West Chester location is still under construction, but the entertainment venue is already hiring 450 workers for its opening in late July.

The 450 jobs have been posted on TopGolf’s website, and auditions for positions ranging from servers and bartenders to kitchen, maintenance, guest services staff and more will begin at recruitment events, which are far from traditional interviews, later this month.

During TopGolf’s recruitment events, prospective employees will participate in team-building challenges, an idea factory in which they create a plan for a special event at TopGolf, X-Factor-style panel interviews where they will speak or perform for 90 seconds about a topic of their choice, and one-on-one interviews.

“We can’t wait to begin hiring here in West Chester,” TopGolf West Chester director of operations Kevin Kraft said in a statement. “We have already received such great support and excitement from the local community. This is the first venue of its kind in Ohio, and we are excited to offer residents another option for entertainment.”

The 65,000-square-foot facility, which will have 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, will be located on the southeast corner of Interstate 75 and Union Centre Boulevard at the second phase of the Streets of West Chester.

TopGolf is like a driving range turned up to 11. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Nearly half of TopGolf’s guests describe themselves as non-golfers, according to the company.

The three-level location will have up to 3,000 square feet of private event space, more than 230 high-definition flat-screen TVs and an extensive food and beverage menu.

An estimated 450,000 visitors are expected in the facility’s first year of operation. The attraction’s economic impact on West Chester is expected to be more than $264 million over a 10-year period, according to a third-party audit.

The West Chester location will be Top Golf’s 27th site. The Dallas-based company serves a projected 8 million guests annually and plans to open 100 sites around the country.