It’s one of the best sounds in the world. The “clink” as your club connects with your golf ball and sends it sailing accurately toward its final destination. Good company is a major part of this stellar and relaxing equation. So is an outstanding course to challenge to your skills.

But once you’ve finished that 18th hole and find your group not quite ready to give up the banter, the laughter, and the comradery it may be time for you to move onto a 19th hole, a.k.a. the brewpub.

Idaho offers a great selection of premier public courses scattered across the state, with fantastic scenery and courses to challenge every skill level. Idaho also has a growing (and delicious) microbrewery scene that should not be missed.

So load up your clubs and your buds… and head to the nearest brewpub to satisfy your beer-thirty cravings with all the uniquely cool, crisp and refreshing beers Idaho has to offer.

Quail Hollow Golf Course sign
Photo credit: Quail Hollow Golf Course.

Boise

Quail Hollow Golf Course

This municipal golf course is located in the Boise Foothills and features an 18-hole par 70 layout.

When you’re ready for refreshments:

Highlands Hollow Brew House
Distance: 2.6 miles
Drive Time: 7 minutes

Bella Brewing

Distance: 3.2 miles
Drive Time: 9 minutes

Cloud 9 Brewery

Distance: 3.5 miles
Drive Time: 9 minutes

Crooked Fence Barrelhouse Brewpub

Distance: 5.1 miles
Drive Time: 13 minutes

Warm Springs Golf Course

An 18-hole championship course on the banks of the Boise River.

When you’re ready for a cold drink:

The Ram Restaurant and Brewery

Distance: 2.4 miles
Drive Time: 7 minutes

Boise Brewing

Distance: 2.6 miles
Drive Time: 8 minutes

Cloud 9 Brewery

Distance: 3.4 miles
Drive Time: 10 minutes

Woodland Empire Ale Craft

Distance: 3 miles
Drive Time: 11 minutes

Payette Brewing Co.

Distance: 4.8 miles
Drive Time: 12 minutes

Edge Brewery & Restaurant

Distance: 8.7 miles
Drive Time: 20 minutes

Shadow Valley Golf Club

This course winds through the surrounding foothills and the front nine features a dozen elevations changes.

When it’s time to raise a glass:

Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery (Eagle)

Distance: 6.8 miles
Drive Time: 10 minutes

Crooked Fence Barrelhouse Brewpub

Distance: 8.3 miles
Drive Time: 13 minutes

Eagle

Banbury Golf Course

A challenging 6,890 yard par 71 course that winds around the South Channel of the Boise River.

When it’s time to toast your game:

Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery (Eagle)

Distance: 1.8 miles
Drive Time: 5 minutes

The Ram Restaurant and Brewery

Distance: 4.4 miles
Drive Time: 10 minutes

Sockeye Grill & Brewery (Meridian)

Distance: 4.7 miles
Drive Time: 12 minutes

Star

River Birch Golf Course

Let the natural habitat inspire you while tackling a 6,993 yard, par 73 course.

When you feel the need for hops:

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Photo credit: Sockeye Brewing

Crooked Flats Brewpub

Distance: 1.2 miles
Drive Time: 2 minutes

Kuna

Sweeping landscapes at Falcon Crest.
Sweeping landscapes at Falcon Crest. Photo credit: Falcon Crest Golf Club

Falcon Crest Golf Club

You’ll find 27 holes of championship golf and a nine-hole executive course.

When you need a cold, frosty glass in your hand:

Slanted Rock Brewing Company

Distance: 7.7 miles
Drive Time: 15 minutes

Nampa

Watch for water hazards at Ridgecrest's Hole #4.
Watch for water hazards at Ridgecrest’s Hole #4. Photo credit: Ridgecrest Golf Club

Ridgecrest Golf Club

This course offers 27 holes, championship practice facilities, and a full service clubhouse.

When you need to wash away the scorecard:

Crescent Brewery
Photo Credit: Crescent Brewery

Crescent Brewery

Distance: 3.2 miles
Drive Time: 7 minutes

Slanted Rock Brewing Company

Distance: 9.9 miles
Drive Time: 14 minutes

Caldwell

Purple Sage Golf Course.
Purple Sage Golf Course. Photo credit: Purple Sage

Purple Sage

18-hole regulation length municipal golf course.

When it’s time to pay up on your course wagers:

Crescent Brewery

Distance: 15.5 miles
Drive Time: 22 minutes

Crooked Fence tap line.
Crooked Fence tap line. Photo credit: Crooked Fence Brewery

Crooked Flats Brewpub

Distance: 13.5 miles
Drive Time: 24 minutes

There are many more amazing breweries across the state to sip and sample. To tap in to all that Idaho breweries have to offer, check out the Idaho Brewers Trail Map. For a complete list of golf courses in the Gem State click here.

Feature image credit: Boise Brewing