We check out Brighton’s newest virtual games and golf room

Over the past few months, Brighton Marina has welcomed several new and exciting stores. Notably, the infamously rude Karen’s Diner and the tasty Aydo Lounge & Grill where we recently had the pleasure of eating (you can read our review here). However, one particular place we’ve been eagerly anticipating visiting has finally opened its doors this month: VGolf.

If you’re not familiar, VGolf is Brighton’s latest games room. As the name suggests, it’s got state-of-the-art golf simulators – four of them. But there are also two shuffleboard lanes (where you push weighted pucks along the lane to try to get them into the scoring zone at the end), augmented-reality dartboards with a variety of games to play, a well-stocked bar, and even a VIP room!

So obviously we had to pay them a visit and let you, dear reader, know what it’s like. It’s safe to say that we ended up spending much more time there than initially anticipated (always a good sign).

To kick things off, we hopped onto the Golfzon golf simulator (they provide golf clubs, but you’re welcome to bring your own). Rob, the owner, told us that these simulators have been voted the best by Golf Digest magazine for five consecutive years and who are we to argue with that authority?

After trying them out, we could see why. They boast pretty impressive technology, including an auto-tee that automatically sets up a golf ball, photorealistic graphics, precise ball speed, launch angle, side spin, and more. Phew. Golf nerds will be in heaven!

shuffleboard lane at vgolf brighton

There are over 200 courses to choose from, including iconic ones like Pebble Beach in California, St Andrews and Turnberry in Scotland, Bethpage Black in New York, and many more, so you’re not going to get bored playing, either.

We took a break from the classic 18 holes to check out the driving range, a fun way to practise your swings whatever your level, and compete to see who can hit the furthest.

Next up were the dartboards, offering a range of virtual games to try out. Our personal favourite was ‘killer,’ where you had to hit specific zones to try to eliminate other players.

Finally we checked out the shuffleboard lanes, and things quickly descended into fun chaos with pucks flying across the room as we tried to score the most points.

Game on!

Open now
8&9, The Waterfront, Brighton Marine Village, Brighton, BN2 5WA