Client Highlight: Birdie Indoor Golf in South Tampa

May 19, 2023

OLDER LUNDY is excited to share that our Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group has secured zoning approval for Birdie Club Indoor Golf at 3405 South Dale Mabry.  Our clients, Adrian and Maria Martinez, began their journey to open a small business in early 2022. With many hurdles to overcome, they enlisted the help of attorney Colin Rice. Last month, Tampa City Council voted unanimously to approve this exciting new use.

Birdie Club is South Tampa’s first indoor golf simulation experience.  Equipped with three hitting bays, players will be able to choose from over 170 world-renowned courses and complete full rounds within 30 minutes in a climate-controlled environment.  Great for all ages, Birdie Club will offer kids clinics, instruction and high-end training.  With the unpredictable nature of Florida weather, the indoor space will also hold practices for both the men’s and women’s golf clubs at the University of Tampa. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Situated in a building first constructed in 1948, Birdie Club faced a number of hurdles securing zoning approval given the site constraints inherent with a retail center built well before modern zoning codes were enacted.  The City grew up around this site, and OLDER LUNDY successfully achieved several waivers at City Council from the strict application of the zoning codes to accommodate this novel use.

“The Martinez family took a chance on opening Birdie Club, their first small business venture, and we could not be more thrilled to have taken part in helping make this vision a reality.  Through reasonable compromise, innumerable meetings with City staff and intensive community outreach, Birdie Club is on the cusp of opening this summer.  The South Tampa community is gaining a fun, reasonably-priced and family-friendly amenity for years to come. We hope to see you there”  Colin Rice, Esq.

“It is our distinct pleasure to work within our communities to ensure that the Tampa Bay area continues to thrive,” said David Singer, Real Estate Land Use practice group lead.


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