A good golf drink is like a good golf swing: smooth and balanced, with a memorable finish. If you’re looking for the latter, see a skilled instructor. If you’re trying to find the former, read the list below. It’s our menu of signature golf drinks at top-shelf golf resorts.
1. Citrus Gin & Tonic
Sand Valley Golf Resort, Nekoosa, WI
Uncle Val’s gin
Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup
Fresh lime juice
The gin and the tonic are artisanal, just like the golf courses. And the rosemary is grown in a garden on the grounds.
2. Minitas Mojito
Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Teeth of the Dog is Casa de Campo’s signature course. Hair of the dog is what you’ll crave after a few too many of this signature drink.
3. The Prong Berry
Pronghorn Resort, Bend, OR
Cascade Alchemy vodka
Oregon produces seven percent of the cranberries grown each year in the United States. Some of them are put to excellent use.
4. Prickly Pear Margarita
The Wigwam Resort, Litchfield, AZ
Jose Cuervo Gold tequila
Prickly pear syrup
A virgin version of this drink can be made with lemonade.
5. Smoking Jacket
Inn at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor, MI
Knob Creek bourbon
Dolin and Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth
Michigan cherry wood smoke
In mid-summer in Michigan, it stays light past 9 p.m. But feel free to order drinks well before then.
6. 5 Decades Caesar
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia
Thai chili/orange percolated gin
Burrow Owl Coruja
An intoxicating medley of salty, sweet and spicy, it’s the moodiest riff on a Bloody Mary you can imagine.
7. Lemongrass Daiquiri
Golden Horseshoe, Colonial Williamsburg Resorts, Williamsburg, VA
Plantation 3 Star rum
8. Sweet Heat
Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, TX
Dripping Springs vodka
The “sweet” comes from pineapple juice, and the ‘heat’ from a chile that gets jalapeño face.
9. The Roundabout
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, FL
Woodford Reserve Bourbon whiskey
Served on the resort’s rooftop bar, this elegant cocktail takes its name with the Roundabout, Streamsong’s intersecting green complexes and practice holes.
Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC
Vodka of choice
As simple as it is refreshing, this cocktail is served from a vintage beverage cart called the Pinecone, on the property’s short course, the Cradle.
11. Blueberries a la Fred
National Tavern at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Ga.
Blueberries are reportedly a super-food, said to help prolong the life of anyone who eats them. Or drinks them.