THE COLONY (CBSDFW.COM) – This weekend’s ice storm may topple Top Golf in The Colony.
The newly opened indoor-outdoor golf amusement center, touted as one of the town’s featured attractions, is closed.
Its towering 120 foot fence is in danger of collapsing from damage caused by ice. One of the metal pillars started to give way Friday night. Since then, six more have broken off at their base.
A witness told CBS 11 News they were jolted by the sound of metal cracking and thought all of the poles around the 65,000 square foot facility were about to fall.
The ones left dangling have now become an uncomfortably captivating sight to people in and around The Colony.
“It’s pretty crazy. I’ve played Top Golf at their other locations because it’s a fun place but hope it doesn’t come all the way down,” said Lewisville resident Brent Falkenstean.
In a statement, Top Golf officials said “TopGolf fought bravely against Winter Storm Cleon but unfortunately sustained damage to the netting at our locations in The Colony and Allen. Both facilities will remain closed this weekend, and we have arranged to make repairs just as soon as possible.”
While the leaning fence doesn’t pose a threat to any surrounding homes or businesses, it will keep customers away during what should be one if the busiest times of the year.
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