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Putters and Pints: Tee Up Great Courses & Craft Beer on This South Bend Golf Trip

Spending the day on the links and the evening enjoying locally crafted brews makes for an excellent combination. These two golf courses and two breweries in St. Joseph County, Indiana, make for the perfect foursome. Tee up some fun for an awesome South Bend golf trip.

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Blackthorn Golf Club

At Blackthorn Golf Club, they pride themselves on the high quality of magnificent golf, superb amenities, and outstanding service. They have worked hard over the years to become a staple of the community, and in the process, they have earned recognition as one of the region’s premier golf experiences. The par 72, 7136-yard layout with four sets of tees offers a strategic test for golfers of all abilities. Broad fairways framed by 78 bunkers, wetlands, ponds, and native prairie grasses lead to subtly contoured and swept-up-tiered bentgrass greens. The practice facility consists of two acres of bentgrass tees, realistic target greens, and a short game area for putting, chipping, and bunker play.

Studebaker Brewing Co.

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Studebaker Brewing Co. is a craft brewery located inside the historic Studebaker Mansion. Continuing the Studebaker’s legacy through the art of manufacturing, hospitality, and entertainment by combining Hops & History to create one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted beer. Craft beer, full bar, and brew pub-style menu. Located on the 3rd floor of the mansion, guests can enjoy hand-crafted beer and a fantastic menu featuring craft beer-inspired cuisine.

Eberhart-Petro Golf Course

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A well-manicured municipal golf course, it may well be the toughest 6,000-yard, par-70 golf course in the Midwest. Built on only 89 acres, Eberhart-Petro will challenge every level golfer from beginner to the most seasoned player. The course provides an excellent backdrop for your game with a beautiful river setting and pristine conditions, making it an excellent option for your South Bend golf trip.

Evil Czech Brewery

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Evil Czech Brewery uses only the highest quality ingredients. It surrounds you with kitchen and service warriors who are as passionate about making food and beer as you are about tasting them. Their whole process focuses on giving you the best brew they can craft every time you walk through the door. Evil Czech Brewery makes classic American comfort food taking only the best fresh and local ingredients to prepare food that you love that takes you to that cozy place, with their special Evil Czech twist and a good dose of originality.

Other Places to Visit in South Bend/Mishawaka

CJ’s Pub

CJ’s Pub is an institution with the simple but genius concept of having the best & biggest burger around and a great & fun place to party. Try their legendary “Super Pub Burgers.” With one of CJ’s deliciously famous gourmet chubby or super pub burgers, you can’t get them anywhere else, making this an awesome place to visit on your South Bend golf trip. Other places try, but they can’t match their taste.

Table 97

At Table 97, they believe that the best times in life are spent around the table enjoying tasty food, refreshing drinks, and great music with friends and family. They want to share with everyone a place where they can come together to talk about their days, ups and downs, and joys and successes, all over a delicious, mouth-watering meal. Have a seat and eat, drink, and come together!

Studebaker Museum

At the Studebaker National Museum, you can cruise through 150 years of history! Immerse yourself in one of the most compelling stories of the industrial era. Follow the arc of the Studebaker Corporation from its modest beginning as a small blacksmith shop to a producer of iconic automobiles known worldwide for their breathtaking design. The Museum is also home to the largest Presidential Carriage collection in the nation.

University of Notre Dame

You don’t have to be a student to enjoy the University of Notre Dame. This stunning university campus offers a wide variety of ways to entertain yourself. Here you can walk around the campus and check out the unique architecture you can’t find anywhere else. You can visit the art exhibits they have on display. Want some more physical activity? Go to one of their many sporting events and witness athletes from this famous school write history before your very eyes.