TopGolf nearing closing?

Top Golf officials — who first announced in July 2019 their plans to bring the nationally popular entertainment venue to Farragut along Outlet Drive — are still full speed ahead on their intentions, according to Town Mayor Ron Williams.

Williams confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 27, TopGolf had recently made a payment to property owner Sam Furrow as part of the company’s lease-option agreement.

“It is my understanding that they will probably be bringing us a site plan (to approve) before the end of the year,” Williams said, noting the concept plan already had been previously approved.

“They also have a grading permit, and their plans are to start grading at that site sometime in the spring, after the winter thaw,” he added.