Smoky’s, a cigar lounge in Bloomfield Hills, will nearly double in size with a new golf facility, a private membership club, additional retail space, and a renovated main lounge-and-sales area. 42919 Woodward Ave.
The new space will include a $50,000 TrackMan 4 golf simulator, which is available for special events, league play, and virtual outings at well-known courses such as St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, and Firestone Country Club in Ohio, as well as a number of local country club courses.
The new membership club adjacent to the golf center at 42919 Woodward Ave. (just south of Square Lake Road) will feature luxury seating, several 75-inch television screens, and a selection of more than 100 cigar lockers.
Smoky’s 1,800-square-foot main lounge-and-sales area also will receive a major facelift, including new furniture, additional display cases, 10 wide-screen televisions, new flooring, and ceiling improvements, as well as a ventilation-system upgrade.
The existing lounge-and-sales area will remain open during the expansion process. The store’s humidor features a large selections of premium cigars, including Ashton, Arturo Fuente, Davidoff, Diamond Crown, My Father Cigars, Montecristo, Oliva, Padrón, Plasencia, and Romeo y Julieta, among others.
Paul and Pete Essa, co-owners of the store, are also builders who designed the new facilities and are managing the construction process. A grand opening event is being planned in May with a series of premium-cigar events to be scheduled throughout the remainder of the year.
Smoky’s also offers more than 30 of its own house-branded cigars by Oliva along with a wide range of humidors, lighters, ash trays, cutters, and other cigar accessories. The lounge opened in 1991.
“We’re especially excited about the addition of a golf simulator,” says Paul Essa. “The TrackMan 4 is the Ferrari of golf simulators and will provide simulated play on more than 300 golf courses, including local-club courses such as Franklin Hills, Meadowbrook, Orchard Lake, and Wabeek.”
Smoky’s will be the only public cigar lounge in Michigan equipped with a TrackMan golf simulator, according to Zeke Schwartz, TrackMan’s Great Lakes regional sales manager.
Schwartz notes the TrackMan 4 was rated as “Best Golf Simulator Overall” for 2023 on Forbes.com and is used by nearly 90 percent of all PGA-tour professionals. The simulator uses doppler radar and a multi-camera system to provide accurate swing data and ball-flight tracking.
“Since the simulator at Smoky’s offers play with high-definition graphics at more than 30 PGA tour stops, it will be possible to play along with the pros on ‘game day’ while enjoying a cigar in Bloomfield Hills,” Schwartz adds.
For more information, visit smokysfinecigars.com.
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