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Tech-driven mini-golf/dining concept continues expansion; to open at Natick Mall

Puttshack’s patented technology keeps score for players throughout the game.

A destination that combines tech-infused mini-golf with food and drink in an upscale, high-energy environment continues to expand its U.S. footprint.

Puttshack, whose creators include the founders of Topgolf, has signed a lease to open a location at the Natick Mall in Natick, Mass. The new venue, which is expected to open its doors at the end of 2023, will be Puttshack's second location in Massachusetts.

At 22,000 sq. ft., the two-level Puttshack Natick will feature three mini-golf courses powered by the brand's patented Trackaball technology that keeps score for players as they play. A full-service bar on each floor will be available for cocktails and globally-inspired food offerings. The space will also feature an outdoor patio and a semi-private room — with seating for up to 68 people — events, parties, and corporate outings.

In September, Puttshack closed on a growth capital round of $150 million from funds managed by BlackRock, Inc. The new capital, which follows a $60 million funding round from Promethean Investments in 2021, will allow Puttshack to expand into more top markets across the U.S., as well as invest in new technologies to enhance the overall guest experience.

Putthsack opened its first U.S. location in 2021, at The Interlock in Atlanta, followed by venues in Chicago, Boston, and Miami. In addition to Natick, other locations set to open in 2023 include Dallas; Denver; Houston; Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Scottsdale, Ariz.; St. Louis; and a second location in Atlanta.

Additional venues in Louisville, Ky., and Reston, Va., will open in 2024 and beyond. The company said it expects to announce more U.S. locations soon.

"With its close proximity to Boston, in the heart of MetroWest suburbs, Natick serves as the ideal destination to extend our presence in Massachusetts," said Dave Diamond, president of Puttshack. "Bringing Puttshack to the greater Boston area will provide locals and visitors alike with a perfect spot for date nights or high-energy and engaging excursions with family and friends."

The company has its global headquarters in Chicago, with a U.K. headquarters in London.

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