Tulsa, OK / Staten Island, NY – FlyingTee, the next generation of active entertainment, today announced the installation of a flagship TEE SUITE, at Empire Outlets, New York City’s first and only outlet center. The new installation will debut in 2020, alongside many designer retailers, an artisanal food hall and world-class open space that will draw millions of New York City residents and tourists to Empire Outlets each year. Empire Outlets will open to the public on May 15.

The 22,000 square-foot TEE SUITE provides a unique, interactive experience in a relaxed and sophisticated lounge setting while allowing guests of all ages and skill levels to enjoy an easy-to-play version of golf and games indoors. The TEE SUITE, powered by FLITE, provides the most accurate tracking for serious golfers and the ability to virtually play championship courses including Pebble Beach and Saint Andrews; while opening the door to all skill levels and even newcomers to the sport with in-bay games like Darts, Blackjack and Horse.

The entertainment site will also serve as a one-of-a-kind viewing opportunity for sports, concerts and other major events. The social atmosphere of the venue will be accentuated by the breath-taking views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty coupled with higher end dining and a modern ultra-lounge bar experience. The TEE SUITE will be the company’s flagship location in New York City.

“The TEE SUITE is an exciting evolution of the traditional golf concept,” said Joseph Ferrara, principal of BFC Partners, developer of Empire Outlets. “The creative attitude and customer dedication we see within the TEE SUITE and FlyingTee team makes it a great fit for Empire Outlets, and we are proud to be home to their flagship New York City location.”

“We are honored to be working with the Empire Outlets team, to open this flagship TEE SUITE in NYC.  The entertainment experience we have created, over the past three years, coupled with the modern ultra-lounge bar and dining service is unmatched in the golf & active entertainment world,” said John Vollbrecht, CEO & Co-founder of FlyingTee. “We look forward to bringing our state-of-the-art experience to the 8.3 million people living in New York City along with the 52 million visitors to the Big Apple each year.”

“At Empire Outlets, we say it’s all about the experience. TEE SUITE will bring a one of a kind world class food and beverage and golfing entertainment venue to New York City’s waterfront,” said James Prendamano, CEO of Casandra Properties Inc, leasing broker of Empire Outlets.

Located adjacent to the St. George Ferry Terminal, Empire Outlets will also feature over 100 designer outlet retailers and a 1,250-space parking garage. Major retailers at the center include American Eagle Outfitters, Jockey, H&M, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom Rack, Gap Factory and Columbia Sporting Goods, among others. Eateries are also flocking to Empire Outlets’ 40,000-square-foot food and beverage deck, which will provide unique views of Manhattan and an unmatched experience for visitors. Restaurants at the center include Shake Shack, Mamoun’s Falafel and MRKTPL, Staten Island’s first-ever artisanal food hall.

The vast majority of Empire Outlets’ retail and restaurant spaces are already leased and BFC Partners is actively in discussions with several prominent tenants for the balance of the lifestyle center.

Empire Outlets will open on May 15.

About Empire Outlets

BFC Partners’ Empire Outlets will be an approximately 340,000 square foot retail complex, comprised of 100 designer outlet retailers and a variety of restaurants and cafes. BFC Partners will also build a 1,250-space structured parking garage below the retail component to accommodate commuters and tourists alike. Designed by SHoP Architects, Empire Outlets will feature expansive open corridors to the water, contemporary materials reflective of the industrial waterfront, and a sweeping sustainable green roof visible from the harbor. Celebratory vertical circulation elements such as grand staircases, elevators, and streamlined escalators will guide shoppers as they move from the waterfront up to Richmond Terrace, creating a dynamic and easily navigated pedestrian experience. For more information about Empire Outlets New York City, please visit Find us on Twitter @EmpireOutlets and Instagram at @empireoutlets.

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The TEE SUITE, powered by FLITE, brings the best of FlyingTee’s brand of active-sports-entertainment fun, with no skills required to the indoors. With a simplified touchscreen interface, the power of the TEE SUITE is ready to go for players age 8 to 98, with games and activities that level the playing field. New players and touring pros alike can use the Suite to play a championship golf course and enjoy the “perfect weather” year-round, by bringing golf indoors through the FLITE technology powering TEE SUITE and FlyingTee. Each TEE SUITE also offers a state-of-the-art way to play and enjoy the big game, concert, movie or any other televised event side-by-side with your friends, families, colleagues or coach! Luxuriously outfitted, the TEE SUITE feels more like a modern Vegas ultra-lounge than a place to get your swing on. For more information about the TEE SUITE, please visit or Find us on Facebook @FlyingTee, Twitter @FlyingTee and Instagram @flyingtee.