Tee It Up opened its doors on November 28th, 2016. Co-owned by Lee Griffin, one of the founders of Gocompare.com, and Rob Johnson, a PGA golf professional, Tee It Up is the first dedicated indoor golf simulation centre in Wales.
Lee is a keen golfer. He became increasingly frustrated with the impact of his work commitments and the weather on his game. He met Rob at Cardiff Golf Club, where Rob was working as a PGA professional. A golf bromance was born when Rob started ranting on about how the great British weather was so bad it only allowed for roughly four months of regular golf per year.
When Rob mooted the idea of setting up an indoor golf centre, Lee jumped at the chance of investing in a business that would have a positive impact on his handicap, and his mood when he looked out of the window into the pouring rain. Lee’s impressive business acumen and Rob’s golfing prowess were the perfect combination to create Tee it Up, a haven for golfers and those who like a small sherry, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.
Rob’s vision was to open a state of the art golf centre that offered all golfers, regardless of experience or ability, the chance to play or learn golf in comfortable conditions whatever the weather. To add to the ultimate golfing experience, he decided the centre should have a fully licensed bar and food served all day, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
The centre houses three, top of the range simulators and players can choose from 40 of the world’s top courses to play on. All equipment is provided, or golfers are more than welcome to bring their own clubs if they prefer.
Tee It Up sits in a prime location in Cardiff Bay, right next to St David’s hotel. It’s easy to reach, by either a short walk from Mermaid Quay, or if people are coming by car, the centre is a minute away from the Techniquest turn off on the A4232 link road from Junction 33 to Cardiff Bay.