Best Oncourse Snacks For Golfers

By Steve Silverman

Golf irons in a golf bag
Golf can be a grueling game, and most golfers need sustenance when in the middle of a four-hour round of golf. At many courses there is an opportunity to stop at a snack bar called a halfway house to get a sandwich and a soda. Even with that, golfers will find they are flagging as the final nine holes begins. It's a good idea--and completely appropriate--to carry snacks in your golf bag to tide you over.

Peanut butter and jelly

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich may not be everybody's top snack, but many golfers carry the sandwich with them for extra energy at an appropriate time. There's a quick rush from the sugar in the jelly, and the peanut butter has protein. Former professional golfer Al Geiberger was known for carrying his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and won several tournaments after re-energizing himself with the snack.

Apples and Fruit

Many golfers will pack apples or other fruits. There are clearly health benefits to eating the fruit, and most golfers, athletes and others find having an apple or an orange quite refreshing when they are tired.


While candy bars don't have much nutritional value, they do provide a positive spike in an individual's energy level. This is no substitute for a decent meal or a healthy snack, but if a golfer is fading in the final holes of a match, a chocolate bar may provide just the energy needed to finish the round.

About the Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.