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New Golf Entertainment Complex Coming to Johnston, Iowa

A new golf and entertainment complex is coming to Johnston, Iowa, in summer 2023.

A new golf and entertainment complex is coming to Johnston, Iowa, in summer 2023. The new complex, Bombers Des Moines, will be located at the intersection of I-80/I-35 and Merle Hay Road (Interstate Exit 131) and will feature a 50,000-square-foot golf entertainment venue, a 100-room hotel, plus three commercial outlets for retail, restaurants and office space. The project is being developed by Stoye & Kann Development, LLC, with Imprint Architects serving as the architect, Keen Project Solutions acting as general contractor, and Confluence taking the lead on landscape architecture. Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, will be managing the facility. Pan & Piper, on the heels of the February 11th announcement of their participation in the $500M+ West Henderson, Nevada, project, was pleased to take the lead role in bringing together the capital necessary to achieve the project. The overall cost of the development is projected to top $85 million dollars.


The four-story golf entertainment venue will feature 60 climate-controlled outdoor hitting bays, where customers can enjoy food and beverage while participating in golf activities, rooftop event space, a full-service restaurant with simple to gourmet options, conference meeting space, and multiple themed bars, interactive video sports areas, and an arcade. The venue’s 100-room hotel will offer mid-upscale accommodations and will be attached to the golf entertainment venue. Design calls for several suites connecting directly to golf-hitting bays, a first in the nation for this type of golf facility. Negotiations with various national hotel chains began months ago with a final determination expected in the very near future.


“We are very excited to finally be starting the construction phase of this project. We have been conducting predevelopment research since Fall of 2020, so to see the bulldozers already on-site today is wonderful,” said Eric Kann of Stoye & Kann Development, LLC.


The Bombers Golf and Entertainment Complex is located adjacent to an upcoming city kayak launch and also connects to existing city biking and walking trails.


“Our team has been in consultation with the DNR and the Army Corps of Engineers to create a development that will flow with nature,” said Allen Stoye, Managing Partner with Stoye & Kann and Principal at Pan & Piper. “This includes strategic reforestation to improve the health of the forest and make this a sustainable area that encourages wildlife as well as a large park and clay-bottomed water feature for relaxation and fishing by area residents. We believe this will be an incredible community project and we are so excited to be partnered with the City of Johnston to bring this to the Greater Des Moines area.”


Construction vehicles are already on-site and fill and grading work began today. An official groundbreaking ceremony is expected in early March.


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