Designated Drivers

Just recently, the Valley welcomed its first Topgolf location. If you aren't familiar, Topgolf is like an international goofy golf franchise geared towards grown-ups -- sorta. But aside from getting the word “flogpot” when you flip the name, Topgolf is hardly goofy. In fact, the company is deadly serious about providing the coolest driving range-restaurant-nightclub experience on the planet. And considering that they might just be the only purveyors of such a product, it would appear that the England-based company has the global market locked down. With an amenities list lengthier than Arnold Palmer's resume, it would hardly seem necessary that Topgolf provide any additional incentive for would-be patrons, but their Topgolf Nights do just that.

Throwing drink specials and live entertainment into the kitty, Throwback Thursdays at Scottsdale's Riverwalk Topgolf, 9500 East Indian Bend Road, might very well be the best place in town to throw a few back yourself. Sadly, plaid knickers are not required at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Visit or call 480-240-2402 for details.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Starts: June 19. Continues through Aug. 30, 2014