Pickleball, a pro-style golf putting course, golf simulators and a regional restaurant and bar will be part of a new sports and entertainment destination in Branson, Missouri.
The Social Birdy is scheduled to break ground in early 2022 and open later this year on Branson Hills Parkway. The 9,000-square-foot social venue will include a 2,000-square-foot, full-service golf shop that will carry name brands like TaylorMade, Titlist, Cobra, Nike, Puma and more. Additionally, it will house an area where professionals can assist golfers with custom club fitting, golf lessons and much more. Pickleball courts will also be part of the complex, which plans to host multiple leagues and tournaments.
“We want to create a setting where people of all ages can have fun, but also where active adults can leave the kids behind and engage in lively games while pursuing their own hobbies and interests. We want The Social Birdy to become peoples default for date night,” said Trey Pelz, founder and partner with MMTC Development Group. “Pickleball is such a great social sport that brings together people no matter what their skill or background,” Pelz said. “It’s just a low-key way to get some exercise and have fun with friends.”
The Downing Street Pour House of Hollister will operate the site’s 200-seat restaurant with a patio and fire pits. The Social Birdy will be located on roughly three acres on Branson Hills Parkway.
“It’s a testament to the Branson market when we have another successful developer building such a remarkable new business,” said Jonas Arjes, executive vice president and chief economic development officer for the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB and Taney County Partnership.