Southern Park Mall development in Ohio, US to include indoor golf entertainment centre,

Developer Washington Prime Group (WPG) has revealed an update on its redevelopment efforts at Southern Park Mall, located in Boardman, Ohio.

In addition to a number of leisure and retail updates, WPG has executed a lease with the local operator of an indoor golf entertainment centre. The facility, which will be called “The Bunker”, will occupy a new 36,000 square foot space and will include multiple dining and bar areas as well as an outdoor patio.

Jonah Karzmer, owner and operator of The Bunker, and a Youngstown area native, stated: “As a lifelong Valley golfer, I am very excited to help bring this needed indoor golf facility to our area. With a total of twelve golf simulators and an entire learning center run by a dedicated PGA professional and overseen by major champion Ben Curtis, I am confident this center will be a great facility for our local golf community. From scratch golfers to beginners, from serious league players to those ‘Top Golf’ entertainment seekers, our simulators and learning centre will have something for everyone.”

The Bunker’s attached restaurant is to be called Bogey’s, and will be operated by the owners of the existing Bogey’s Restaurant in nearby Lowellville. The Bunker will include the Ben Curtis Golf Academy, a full service learning and teaching academy run by 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis.

The facility will include driving range options with two dedicated launch monitors and golf simulators, a full putting green, a dedicated short game area, and a fully integrated classroom for group and individual lessons as well as study opportunities.

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