“We were hoping for September,” O'Reilly says of the delayed opening. “But a lot of things have happened.” Despite the delays and extra headaches that this year brought, O'Reilly told us that it feels great to finally be close to opening. “It’s going to be great for Springfield—for north Springfield in particular.”
BigShots is equipped state-of-the-art golfing facilities, including Doppler radar tracking in each ball to help you really fine-tune your game. The venue also has a bar and restaurant, and is equipped with spaces for corporate meetings, parties and events that can be combined into an even bigger space, according to O'Reilly. “We have wedding parties that want to be here, and bachelor parties,” O’Reilly says. There are also plans for a shuttle service between the Glendalough Convention Center and BigShots Golf.
If you’re not a natural on the green, you don’t need to worry about missing out. BigShots is aimed at all ages and abilities, with options for pros working on their swing as well as families just looking to have fun (or, in my case, total amateurs who don’t want to embarrass themselves). BigShots opens in February of 2021. Check the official website for details and sign up for updates.