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Learn. Practice. Compete.
(Or just...Eat. Drink. Be Merry.)

Irons & Ales is coming to downtown Athens! Located in the old Sunbeam Bread Factory, we'll have 6,000 square feet featuring four state-of-the-art aG golf simulators, a bar, lounge, and games for kids and adults in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Wait till you see what's coming! 



Reserve a bay for up to 6 players and play one of our 85+ featured golf courses -- for one flat hourly rate!


Men's, women's, and co-ed leagues will run all year.


Monthly tournaments will be held. Play for your chance to win a Scotty or a new Stealth Driver. Often, those tournaments will coincide with PGA tournaments, playing the same course as the pros. And everyone will want a chance to win the soon-to-be famous ATHENS OPEN and Blue Blazer!


Irons & Ales is perfect for company events, team outings, engagement parties, birthdays -- anytime you want to host a great event in a fun environment! Reserve multiple bays, or rent out the entire facility! 


Irons & Ales isn't just for the grown-ups. Kids are welcome anytime, and the facility has plenty of space for the them to run around. Plus, the simulators are for more than just golf. Play skee-ball, cornhole, soccer, or many other simulated games!


Don't feel like playing golf? Come get a drink from the bar, grab a table with your friends, hang out in our comfy lounge area, have a glass of wine overlooking the Farmer's Market, play some Golden Tee or cornhole -- there's something for everyone.


Not just typical golf course food (though of course hot dogs will be on the menu!). Irons & Ales will feature hearty sandwiches, stews, charcuterie boards, and more! 


Our Simulators

Our simulators -- from aboutGOLF (aG) -- are truly the best in the business, offering 85+ renowned courses from across the globe and a true-to-life experience from tee to green. Golf enthusiasts love it because the aG experience is authentic, insightful, and true to the game. Their 3Trak® technology eclipses any launch monitor packaged for an indoor hitting area. We tried and tested them all. Nothing compares to our simulators. 

Our Building

We are so excited to be part of the renovation of an iconic Athens building -- the Sunbeam Bread Factory!

217 Madison Street

Athens, AL 35611

About the Owners

Ryan Gilroy, Renee Gilroy, & Chelie Lacrosse-Yawney

This is a family affair! Ryan and Renee moved to Athens from Connecticut in 2021. Soon after, Chelie and her husband decided to make this their new home as well, moving from Scottsdale, AZ. We all have fallen in love with the charm of this wonderful town, and when we decided we wanted to create this business, we knew we wouldn't want to establish it anywhere else. This business is family-owned, veteran-owned, and a true labor of love.


MUCH more to come! 

Connect with us to stay updated on our renovations and projected opening date. We can't wait to see y'all! 

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Coming to Downtown Athens, AL in Spring '24!

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