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106 Sw State Street
Ankeny, IA 50023

(515) 965-6087

BackSpin 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.

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.  (TruGolf website)


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 the
Hours & Pricing page 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 carry a variety of bottle and can beers as well as wine and soft drinks.  We have the 'regular' flavors such as Bud, Bud Light and Busch Light as well as an assortment of craft beers from Toppling Goliath, Exile Brewing and Bell's (plus many more).  Tap beer and a full bar are coming this October.


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 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 contact@golfbackspin.com.  BackSpin is a great venue for your work outing, birthday party and bachelor/bachelorette parties.