Best 19th Holes

By Glenn Mcanally

For many golfers, the 19th hole is their favorite one of the day. It's the restaurant or pub that's part of the golf course or the local watering hole where all of the players go after a round. This is where a golfer celebrates shooting a 76 or eases the pain of shooting 126. There are so many criteria for judging a 19th hole, which can be so subjective, that it's best to rely on an established authority, such as "Golf Digest Magazine," to find out what 19th holes are ranked best in the nation. Overall, the most recent top-ranked 19th holes have one common denominator: The patrons would rather unwind there than at home. "Golf Digest Magazine" provides five options that are open to the public.

Alisa Pub

Because this 19th hole is part of Legends Resorts, you will find golfers from all over the country here. Besides an endless flow of beer, wine and spirits, its main bragging rights are for its full menu of quality steaks and seafood.

Alisa Pub
Legends Resorts
500 Legends Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(800) 299-6187

Sunset Grill

This 19th hole is the Sunset Grill, which boasts a majestic view all of the way across Lake Michigan, along with dramatic surroundings as golfers look out at cliffs that rise 150 feet higher than the lake's shore.

Sunset Grill
Arcadia Bluffs
14710 Northwood Highway
Arcadia, MI 49613-9716
(231) 889-3009

Tap Room Grille

The 100-year-old Tap Room Grille exudes an old-money feel with spectacular views of Reeds Bay and the perfectly landscaped fairways. Cap off a round of golf here, and you will be part of its distinguished legacy.

Tap Room Grille
Atlantic City Country Club
1 Leo Fraser Drive
Northfield, NJ 08225
(609) 236-4400

Dub's Pub

Dub's Pub is a downstairs 19th hole and has been frequented by many PGA Tour pros over the years during the Western Open. The walls provide a walk back through history when you see all of the photos of past tournament winners.

Dub's Pub
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
12294 Archer Ave.
Lemont, IL 60439-6711
(866) COG-HILL

Brooks Bar

Right by the 18th hole, this 19th hole is more than only a pub--it's a full-blown sports bar and restaurant designed by world-class architect Frank Gehry. You get the ultimate ambiance at reasonable prices. The views are hard to beat. In one sweeping glance out on the deck, you will see the snow-capped Sierras, the beautiful course and one of the greatest sunsets in the world over Lake Tahoe.

Brooks Bar
Edgewood Tahoe Golf & Country Club.
100 Lake Parkway
Stateline, NV 89449
(800) 588-2787

About The Author

Glenn McAnally is a thriller novelist and life long golfer who lives in Southern California. His most recent work is the action thriller Endangered as well as a story credit for the upcoming Nintendo DS title Elite Forces: Unit 77. He is a graduate of Villanova University.

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