PopStroke is a Tiger Woods-backed experiential golf and entertainment venue that is quickly expanding throughout the United States. For those who grew up on evenings of windmill mini golf, PopStroke is taking that nostalgic experience to a whole new level. Initially launched here in South Florida, PopStroke is now bringing its unique brand of experiential golf excitement to the rest of the country. SYZYGY Global was recently selected by PopStroke to design and build innovative patio covers for its outdoor dining facilities at new locations in Glendale, Arizona and Katy, Texas. Most recently, SYZYGY Global completed an additional roof top dining patio for the newest PopStroke location in Sarasota, Florida, a city of unique charm that combines seaside relaxation and luxury appeal all in one destination.
Here at SYZYGY Global, we have built a reputation as South Florida’s leading luxury pergola contractor, and projects for prestigious golf facilities have become our forte. We’ve completed many distinguishable pergola projects for the region’s most coveted private golf resorts, club house restaurants, and more. Our award-winning projects at Boca West Country Club, the Club at Admirals Cove, and Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club offered an opportunity for the SYZYGY team to showcase new levels of luxury in outdoor design. This unique expertise perfectly fits the elevated styling of the expanding PopStroke facilities.
The entire PopStroke experience is designed to enhance every element of the golf entertainment experience. Only working with the best, the company partnered with the world’s most well-known golfer, Tiger Woods, to design its modernized putting courses. Each facility incorporates two unique 18-hole putting courses with an array of interactive technologies. A giant digital leaderboard hangs above the facility allowing players to compete head-to-head, or with their own group. Each PopStroke also offers a complete dining experience with a full-service bar and food service plus mobile ordering from the PopStroke app for those looking to have food and drinks delivered to the course.
The SYZYGY Global team was tasked with designing a modern pergola to protect the second-floor outdoor dining space that overlooks the 36 holes of rolling putting courses. For these projects in Glendale, AZ and Katy, TX, the SYZYGY team designed a 4-zone motorized louvered pergola that could open when the weather is ideal and close to block the mid-day sun or occasional rain showers. The dynamic patio cover allowed the PopStroke operations to guarantee their outdoor dining facilities could service golfers in any weather condition. To provide even more control in the outdoor dining room, the team also incorporated outdoor patio fans to improve air circulation and infrared heaters for cooler evenings. To fit seamlessly with the PopStroke facility’s exterior, the team opted for a two-tone pergola featuring black columns and frame, with white louvers that matched the brand colors.
Early in 2023, PopStroke returned to its birthplace of South Florida to open a new facility in downtown Sarasota. Similar to other locations around the country, the new golf entertainment facility featured extensive outdoor dining spaces for guests to enjoy before and after their rounds of golf. While PopStroke envisioned its various locations around the country would look fairly similar, offering similar amenities, each course is entirely different. This allows PopStroke fans to play different courses with different challenges as they travel to new locations.
For the SYZYGY Global team, designing an adjustable louvered pergola roof shade structure to cover the Sarasota location’s outdoor dining area presented some unique challenges as well. Designing residential outdoor living spaces and commercial outdoor dining protection for properties throughout South Florida requires special engineering. Given the routine wind storms and tropical weather that impacts the state, pergolas need to be ready to withstand these weather events.
The SYZYGY team began the preparations for a storm-resistant pergola in the early design phases by studying the prevailing winds and predominant weather conditions for the west coast of Florida. With an understanding of the types of wind forces that the pergola would need to endure, the design team set to work engineering the footings and assembly hardware necessary to meet local building codes. With the proper research and engineering plans in place, the project received approval by all local entities.
To ensure that PopStroke Sarasota’s commercial pergola was as well prepared as possible for a hurricane, the team also incorporated smart sensor arrays into the motorized louvered roof pergola. With wind sensors tracking heavy gusts, the smart pergola will automatically open the louvers in high winds. This eliminates the potential for powerful updrafts to damage the louvers.
Additionally, rain sensors were included in the design which monitor for showers and automatically close the roof if a storm is detected. While this feature is less focused on storm resistance, the intuitive capability makes all the difference for guests and operations staff, aiming to make the PopStroke experiences as seamless as possible.
Creating true partnerships with our customers is one of the elements that has elevated SYZYGY Global among pergola contractors in Florida and beyond. Our collaborative work with customer design and construction teams ensures every SYZYGY project not only delivers as promised but also exceeds their expectations.
Whether working with homeowners throughout South Florida or commercial partners like PopStroke, our team places an extremely high premium on attention to detail. This starts with selecting the highest quality pergolas on the market from our manufacturing partner Azenco, and transcends every element of our work. Our team also incorporates the latest outdoor design trends and combines those with innovative engineering and building practices to craft the finest pergolas possible.
This attention to detail also translates to how we work with customers. Understanding their businesses allows our team to anticipate their needs and seamlessly integrate our work into their project flow. It's this interpersonal relationship that drives the elevated customer satisfaction that keeps brands like PopStroke coming back to SYZYGY Global time and time again.
To date, SYZYGY Global has completed three gorgeous pergolas for PopStroke locations spanning three states. With multiple new locations in progress for Florida alone, our team looks forward to continuing to exceed the expectations of the PopStroke brand and its customers while bringing style and comfort to their outdoor dining spaces throughout the state.
Working with PopStroke is a special opportunity for SYZYGY Global to showcase our unique capabilities in new markets. Whether for a luxury golf resort or outdoor dining space, the SYZYGY Global team is able to create outdoor living and dining spaces that make the most of any al fresco dining space.
If you are looking to increase restaurant revenues with expanded outdoor dining spaces and take your restaurant’s outdoor spaces to new heights, get in touch with our design team today.