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Golfing center in development in Southwest Indianapolis near White River

Back 9 Golf Entertainment Venue
Posted at 7:27 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 20:55:11-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Southwest Indianapolis will soon be home to a sports entertainment development that's expected to bring dozens of jobs to the area.

It's called Back 9 Golf & Entertainment and it's expected to open in May of this year.

It will have 75 golf bays, a restaurant, a beer garden and meeting spaces once complete. They're expected to hire between 100-200 people.

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The 58,500 square foot development is being built just along the White River, near West Morris and Dover streets.

That part of town took a bit hit after a GM stamping plant closed in 2011. The space has stayed vacant, with plans for pharmaceutical company Elanco to go there. People who live in the area are hopeful Back 9 Golf & Entertainment is a sign of good things to come for their neighborhood.

The venue is owned by Paul Page and is a technology and operational partner with Dallas-based Flite Golf & Entertainment, founded by James Vollbrecht, the company's Chief Technology Officer.