GolfSuites, a national operator of family-oriented golfing venues, has signed a lease to take over the former Caddyshack Driving Range on Siegen Lane.

The Florida-based company plans to spend “six figures” to renovate the property at 8181 Siegen and hopes to open the first GolfSuites in Louisiana by the fall, said Mark Hebert, a commercial real estate agent who represented the property owner.

GolfSuites has a location in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and plans to open a second driving range in Lubbock, Texas. The chain is similar to Topgolf in that customers can hit balls on a range that are tracked by sophisticated electronics. The facility will also have a restaurant and bar.

The success of the nearby Topgolf was a factor in GolfSuites decision to lease the property, Hebert said.

The company is also looking at opening a location on the north shore, Hebert said.


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