Golf pro Rory McIlroy is backing a new miniature golf development in Houston's Sawyer Yards. 

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Houston’s Sawyer Yards, one of Houston’s hottest arts and entertainment districts, is getting a new, adults-only place to playScheduled to open by the end of this year, Puttery, a new celebrity-backed miniature golf course, is coming to Houston. 

The golf course was developed by Dallas-based Drive Shack in partnership with two-time PGA Champion Rory McIlroy.

“Puttery is an immersive, unique, and one-of-a-kind entertainment golf experience – it is an exciting and logical partnership for me and my investment group,” McIlroy said in a statement. “I have been collaborating with the Drive Shack team for more than two years on Puttery and have remained engaged throughout its entire evolution.”

The golf course marks Puttery’s fifth outpost, joining other locations in Dallas, Charlotte, North Carolina, Washington D.C., and Miami. Drive Shack Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Hana Khouri shares in a statement why bringing a location to the Houston area was great for the Drive Shack brand.

“Houston is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, so it made perfect sense to bring this exciting new take on competitive socializing to one of the market’s most popular destinations," she says. 

The two-story structure will span 23,000 square feet and will create a “competitive socializing and entertainment golf experience, ” featuring four nine-hole courses. The new location in Houston places a modern spin on putting by combining a lively, vibrant atmosphere with state-of-the-art auto-scoring technology and themed courses for an immersive guest experience.

“This isn’t your typical night at the mini-golf course. Puttery will offer Houstonians and visitors an experience unlike any other,” Khouri says.“We’re looking forward to bringing Puttery to the area and setting the tone for strategic and rapid growth ahead.”

Puttery is slated to open in Houston at the end of 2021 in Sawyer Yards. 

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