BackSpin Indoor Golf & Bar is a great place to work on your golf game or enjoy a social activity in a relaxed atmosphere with friends or family.  Enjoy a drink and catch the game while mastering Pebble Beach or St. Andrews right here in Ankeny, Iowa.

How many golf simulators do you have?

BackSpin features 5 simulators from TruGolf, designer of the industry standard and #1 selling golf simulator software used in the most golf simulators around the globe.

How do the golf simulator fees work?

Prices are listed per simulator hour.  It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 5 golfers, the hourly rate is the same.  The standard winter rate is $40/hour on winter weekends, with discounted weekday prices ($30-$35/hour).  See Hours & Pricing for current seasonal rates.

How many people can golf on a single simulator?

There is no set limit to the number of golfers, but typically 1-4 golfers works best.  More golfers on a simulator just means each person will get to play fewer shots during the allotted time.

How long does it take to golf 9 holes?

On average, 2 golfers can play 9 holes in about an hour and 4 golfers can play 9 holes in about 2 hours.  Just like real golf, a lot depends on your own pace of play.  You can also ask one of our associates about gimmie length or the auto-putt setting if you would like to get through more holes.

Do we need to make a tee time in advance?

It is strongly encouraged to book online or call us to reserve your tee time in advance.  Simulators fill up fast, especially during the winter months.

Do you serve alcohol or other drinks?

Yes, we have a full bar including tap beer, liquor and wine.  Enjoy a variety of craft beers on tap as well as Bud Light and Busch Light.

We rotate our craft beers periodically but our staples include Blue Moon, and varieties from Bell’s Brewery and Odell Brewing Company.

Of course, soft drinks, Gatorade and water are also available.

Do you serve food?

We carry a small assortment of snacks (e.g. chips, candy bars and nuts).  However, you are welcome to order from the neighboring Wheelhouse Restaurant, have something delivered or bring in food from elsewhere.

Should I bring my own golf clubs?

Absolutely!  Most golfers prefer to use their owns sticks but if you need to borrow some, no problem, we have a variety of complimentary rental sets available upon request.

Do I need my own golf balls or tees?

No, we provide both golf balls and tees.  In fact, it is important that clean golf balls are used on the simulators (dirty ones will mark the screens). Let us know if you notice a dirty or scuffed golf ball while playing and we will gladly provide some new ones.

Should I wear my golf shoes?

It is best to wear sneakers or casual shoes.  Soft spikes will damage the indoor turf over time.

Can I book a group outing or event with multiple simulators?

Yes, please call if you would to book adjacent simulators.  If you would like to host a party or event at BackSpin please email us  BackSpin is a great venue for your work outing, birthday party and bachelor/bachelorette parties.


This is a must try.  Beware addiction will follow lol – Tommy Thompson Sr.

I would have giving it a 5 star if they had Busch Light –  Zach Bartlett

Had a great time.what fun to be indoors and playing pebble beach.if you need help,just ask . – Frederick Ippolito

I play here at least twice a week since they opened! Great staff and very helpful! – Steven Palmer

Great setup and the owners are super nice. Looking forward to spending more time on the simulators. – Matt Cubit

Great place to enjoy golf in the winter! Awesome place – Tim Fry

Great place to keep up your golf game during the winter months or rainy days. Plan ahead as they book up fast! – Angie Rothell Dowie Lauer

This place is great! Played golf at Pebble Beach while watching football and having a drink. It’s a blast and a great set up. The owners are fantastic as well. You won’t be disappointed. Any level of golfer will have enjoy their time at BackSpin! – Kyle Hanna

It’s a ton of fun. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time on simulators and these are pretty accurate. Putting is always the hardest to get down. Beer is fairly priced and staff is excellent. I see myself spending a lot of time here with my friends. – Gabriel Glynn

Awesome way to stay in golf shape during the winter months. Pretty accurate simulator but the putting is a little iffy, tap it once and it goes nowhere, tap it the next time and it runs 40 feet by the hole. – Jonathan Meschendorf

These guys are awesome. The customer service experienced is amazing. Thanks for growing golf. – Jason Mullin

Had a great time. I had difficulty with putting… just like real golf! – Bill Dickens

Had a great time, two hrs, 3 of us, 16holes at St Andrews. Definitely going back, but next time, probably not putting. Really like to set his I’m hitting the drives and approach shots with the diagram of launch and head position.

Pleasantly surprised at best selections, Surly Coffee Bender and Deschutes Freshly Squeezed IPA were my choices. There is a pizza/bar in same strip that delivers.

Currently in their first year and with 5 slots might not seen like enough but I think just right for now and the space send small but is used very well – Michael Kerwood

We were able to play Pebble Beach and the service was phenomenal! We had a blast! – Clinton Wallace

Had a great afternoon…playing golf..having a few beers And some football on a Sunday funday – Curtis Studer

Great time golfing with friends. Service was great and friendly! Nice touch with Wheelhouse pizza as well. Definitely going back! – Nick Fogle

First time at Backspin Indoor Gold and we had a great time! The service was exceptional. they walked us thru everything. It was fun and would recommend to all – Jill Reinke

Great place. Great service. Ice Cold Beer!! Love that it evaluates your swing. Plus my high school coach Jim Dose son owns the place. – Jay Witte

With a newly remodeled bar, the level of this place has just been raised a notch!! Golf, big screen TV’s, Jukebox with tunes, and a HUGE drink selection!! Sounds like heaven to me!! – Matt Thomas

What a great place! Their prices are decent. Great hours. The owner/manager working Tuesday was very helpful. Answered all our questions & gave me a flyer. They have clubs you can rent/use. They serve beer. It’s a lively crowd & a clean venue. – Miranda S.

I want to start by saying I HATE golf. However, my husband loves it. It was his birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere fun that he would enjoy. He loved this place. It’s basically a bar with golf simulation. They have 5 simulators. Of course afterwards he wanted one for the basement so we checked out the cost….$30,000…whoa!!! Anyway, it’s very clean. Nice bathrooms, floors, furniture, ect. Staff is very friendly and non-judgmental. Frequently check in and very willing to help. I am so bad…soooooo bad.  But good news, there is plenty of booze. The prices are reasonable. If you are golf fan, it’s a definite must. If you hate golf it is still tolerable. – Alexis R.