Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) today announced PopStroke, a family-oriented, hi-tech putting and entertainment experience, will open in late 2021 at Waterford Lakes Town Center, in Orlando, Florida. PopStroke is owned by Tiger Woods and Greg Bartoli, with courses designed by Tiger Woods and TGR Design.
Construction is expected to begin later this month for two 18-hole courses. PopStroke will also feature a restaurant and bar offering food, soft drinks, cocktails, wine, craft beer and ice cream enjoyed in the restaurant or ordered from the PopStroke App to be delivered on the golf course. There is an outdoor beer garden with outdoor games, including ping pong and cornhole, along with a dedicated events space providing ample room for groups to host events.
"We are extremely excited to open a PopStroke location in Orlando ? bringing our unique putting and entertainment experience to the greatest tourism market in the country," said Greg Bartoli, PopStroke Founder. "PopStroke is about bringing friends and family together in a dynamic, fun and interactive environment and Waterford Lakes is the perfect location to do just that. We are equally excited to partner with Washington Prime as we continue our rapid expansion throughout Florida and beyond."
With two current locations in Port St. Lucie and Fort Myers, Florida, and upcoming locations planned in Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Delray Beach, Houston, Glendale and Scottsdale, PopStroke provides a combination of golf, technology, dining, family-fun, and events.
Waterford Lakes Town Center is Orlando's premier outdoor lifestyle center offering easy access to national retailers, local shops, and various restaurants. Entertainment abounds, and guests can stroll through more than five acres of lakes, fountains, and park-like settings.
About PopStroke Entertainment Group
PopStroke is an experiential golf and casual dining concept merging a dynamic, technologically advanced competitive golf environment with food and beverage. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, PopStroke has a dedicated team of experienced professionals in the food, beverage and hospitality fields. PopStroke offers an expansive variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream and food at every location, while delivering an interactive and competitive golf experience for all players. Founded in 2018 by Greg Bartoli, the company is co-owned by Tiger Woods with courses designed by TGR Design. Learn more at www.popstroke.com.
About Washington Prime Group
Washington Prime Group Inc. is a retail REIT and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties. The Company combines a national real estate portfolio with its expertise across the entire shopping center sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth throughout the U.S. Washington Prime Group® is a registered trademark of the Company. Learn more at www.washingtonprime.com.
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