OPENINGS: Five Iron Golf (2.18.19)
Whether you’re an avid golfer or looking to learn beyond a round of mini golf, finding a place nearby can be a challenge, especially in these colder months. Five Iron Golf, however, is looking to change that, thanks to their recent opening off of Stone Street! We spoke with Ross Mc Laughlin, Director Of Marketing, to learn more about what you can expect and how you can work on your swing….
Tell us about Five Iron Golf....
Five Iron Golf is an urban indoor golf simulator / bar experience which aspires to make the game of golf accessible to both golfers and non golfers alike. Our new location aims to bring the same accessibility to the Financial District area of Manhattan.
What inspired you to open Five Iron Golf in FiDi?
Luckily we've seen 5i grow in popularity over the past year or so. With that came the demand for more simulators in the city. We felt that FiDi was an area that would attract experienced and inexperienced golfers alike.
What makes Five Iron Golf so unique?
I think there are a lot of things that make 5i unique. We've worked hard over the past 18 months to help forge a sense of community among golfers in the city, that's something that we really prioritize as a business and something that resonates with our customers. Outside of that, I think the ways in which we make golf accessible to people is second to none. Whether it be through lessons with our pros, our kids programs, corporate events, golf league, ladies nights, the list goes on and on. If you're curious about the game of golf, we have a way for you to explore that curiosity.
What can locals expect when they visit Five Iron Golf?
They can expect a relaxed and welcoming environment where you can grab a drink, chill with friends, learn a little something about the game we love and most importantly, have fun!
What are the memberships like? Classes?
We do offer a membership, but it's not necessary to have one to come and play, our doors are open to everyone. If you want to be a member it's $260 per month. For that you'll get unlimited off peak rentals (6am - 4pm Mon - Friday), 20% off at the bar, 20% off lessons, free bag storage and much more.
What's coming up for Five Iron Golf this year?
We recently announced that we will be opening a location in Philadelphia. We're very excited to bring 5i to a new city.
What are your go-to spots downtown?
The Broadstone bar across the street is a great spot for drinks and food. We also love Mexican food, so Toro loco is a team favorite.