O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC plans to soon break ground on two BigShots Golf LLC franchise developments.
The Springfield company announced this morning it’s behind a BigShots in Fort Worth, Texas. The company’s Springfield franchise plans — at the intersection of Kearney Street and Glenstone Avenue where a former Kmart has been demolished — were unveiled late last year and have been delayed by infrastructure issues.
The Texas development is located on 11.4 acres near O’Reilly Hospitality’s Marriott Champion Circle and Golf Club. The hotel, which features an 18-hole golf course, was purchased by O’Reilly Hospitality two years ago, said Alicia Cosgrove, area manager for the company led by Springfield businessman Tim O’Reilly.
Cosgrove said Crossland Construction Co. Inc. is scheduled to start work next week on the Fort Worth BigShots. Larry Snyder and Co. was hired as general contractor for the Springfield property and also is expected to begin work in November, she said, declining to disclose development costs.
The goal is to open both BigShots franchises in August 2020, Cosgrove said. The Texas location is planned with 56 driving range bays, two more than the franchise in Springfield.
“We are waiting on permit approval and we’re ready to go,” she said of the Springfield location on 11 acres.
O’Reilly previously told Springfield Business Journal “convoluted sewer easement issues” had to be addressed at the property, causing delays. Construction originally was planned to start in the first quarter this year.
SBJ previously reported Peoria, Illinois-based BigShots Golf currently operates one location in Vero Beach, Florida. A competitor to Topgolf, BigShots is a technology-centered driving range concept.
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