Just how important are the off-course amenities when it comes to setting the tone for the entire golf experience? Well, the No. 1 course in this ranking was also the No. 1 course overall on Golf Advisor in 2015.
To find the golf courses with the best off-course amenities in 2015, we combined a course’s food & beverage score with its conditions of overall facility score (you may have noticed that in 2016, we’ve combined these categories into one rating named “off-course amenities,” and added “course layout” as one of the subcategories).
According to your fellow reviewers, the following facilities will give you plenty of reason to come well before your round and stay long after the 18th hole. You can click on each course to view detailed review information, as well as what reviewers are saying about their experience.
Top 25 courses for off-course amenities
What they're saying: "Wonderful staff, impressive clubhouse and pro shop." -- JMontondo
What they're saying: "Great food/prices at the Grill. Would drive an hour to play this course anytime." -- carmenalexis
What they're saying: "Had a nice meal afterwards. Very impressive facility." -- shaeffercat
What they're saying: "Great course. Country club atmosphere and facilities." -- thick
What they're saying: "This is a first class golf experience. From the moment they valet your car you know you have arrived at a special place." -- rkulis
What they're saying: "Everyone was so great and the atmosphere at the resort was so relaxed." -- coffeegirl
What they're saying: "It has a nice facility if you care for a beverage or food after your game." -- u000007419350
18. TPC Las VegasLas Vegas, Nev.
What they're saying: "Nice locker rooms, restaurant, attendants, etc. It is a top tier golf experience." -- Chris3336026
17. Chariot RunLaconia, Ind.
What they're saying: "We were blown away by how awesome this place is." -- Jwsavid
16. Aviara Golf ClubCarlsbad, Calif.
What they're saying: "The staff are awesome and the facility is immaculate!" -- DMART88
What they're saying: "Enjoyed the round at Golden Oaks. It is a nice clubhouse, pro shop, and bar area. " -- sfre50
What they're saying: "Huge clubhouse with stocked pro shop and huge bar area amongst the dining room. Pristine practice area with huge buckets of range balls and chipping and putting greens right there." -- Philip3327332
What they're saying: "Their 19th hole, Bistro 28, offers incredible food at good prices." -- piercea
What they're saying: "Pro shop folks are always very nice and the course is in excellent condition." -- Curtis4808856
What they're saying: "The food in the restaurant is good and provides a nice atmosphere, also has a nice outdoor seating area." -- Wertheimer
What they're saying: "Excellent practice facility that is included with the golf price." -- nickesquire
What they're saying: "Best Course in East Texas for the Money! Friendly Pro Shop Staff and GPS Carts & Scorecards E-mailed Automatically..." -- HazMatologist
What they're saying: "The bar at the 19th hole is well stocked and the bartender is exceptionally friendly." -- Ihateosu
What they're saying: "Only course I've played with a better practice facility is TPC Sawgrass." -- John9034214
What they're saying: "The ice cold towels at the start of the round and the turn was a nice touch. Also the scent of strawberry-kiwi in the towels showed great dedication to the details." -- mikehenry89
What they're saying: "The clubhouse and subsequent facilities are modeled after an Italian village." -- rorykrivit
What they're saying: "Staff is extremely friendly and clubhouse resembles a Cracker Barrel." -- Don7668711
What they're saying: "The food after the round was very good." -- bgdubba
What they're saying: "Carts are new. Range included - titelist balls. Coffee or Tea on arrival. Bottles of water in coolers on cart. Cold towels at finish." -- annieonly
What they're saying: "From the practice facilities, restaurant service, course conditions, and pace of play, everything was great." -- Michael9868137
Green fees are based on latest peak-season rates and are subject to change. In the case of resort courses, stay-and-play packages and specials often greatly reduce the price of the green fee. Many of these courses also offer dynamic online tee times, off-season and twilight rates that lower the green fee.