Topgolf in Allen, TX, near Dallas, is a golf-themed facility that combines competition with entertainment, as well as event venues and two bars serving a variety of food and beverages.
Based on a driving range with micro-chipped balls, which instantly score each shot's accuracy and distance when they hit targets in the outfield, the UK-based entertainment chain has seventeen locations in the U.S. with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year in Allen, Texas alone.
With heavy traffic, increasing popularity and waiting times that exceed several hours, it is easy to understand the tremendous wear and tear on the decking of the three-level complex. After just three years, the existing composite decking was badly stained and worn. This was an opportunity for Topgolf to replace the old decking and expand the facility's popular upper terrace with a massive 3,700 sq. ft. deck.
For the terrace's new rooftop space, Chris Stedman, owner of Decks by Design in the Dallas area, recommended AZEK Deck in Kona®, a deep, rich brown. The leader in cellular pvc decking, AZEK Deck is a durable product that can withstand the constant flow of traffic to and from the driving range. And Stedman said he prefers the darker AZEK Deck colors, from the variety of 17, because of their rich, natural looks. "It was a breeze to install and we used Cortex hidden fasteners for an elegant look."
The second phase of the installation was to install 1,850 sq. ft. of AZEK Deck off the front of the building on the main level, with a matching arbor and planters. In this area, garage doors lead onto the deck from the main bar to an outdoor Beer Garden, for an open air feeling surrounded by lush greenery.
Stedman says he suggested AZEK Deck because it is can handle heavy usage with its stain and scratch resistance, and it fits in well with the casual, relaxed atmosphere of this neighborhood hangout. "The AZEK Decks look amazing and will more than accommodate the continuous traffic," said Stedman. "It really is Topgolf's ace in the hole and should provide years of beauty and durability."