A Clubhouse Tavern
Sam Snead’s is not actually located in The Homestead, but it is just across the street from the resort and it is still treated as part of the property. You can provide the waitress your room number for your bill and I think the staff at the restaurant fall under the umbrella of The Homestead.
The atmosphere at Sam Snead’s is very interesting and unique. It has the feel of a tavern and there is golf memorabilia everywhere in the restaurant. Everything is themed around the legendary golfer, Sam Snead, who is grew up caddying and playing at The Homestead and went on to become one of the most successful golfers in history. The restaurant features replicas of Snead’s clubs and tributes to his numerous accomplishments in the game of golf. It’s a cool way to introduce visitors to some of the rich golf history that exists in Hot Springs.
For my entrée, I ordered the angus beef burger, which was topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The burger was cooked to medium well and had a good, beef flavor but it was lacking the char-grilled flavor I usually hope for in a burger. It also came with a side of sweet potato fries that were served in a mug. I thought they would be crispier, and seemed to get soggy rather quickly, which was a disappointment. For around $15, this wasn’t a dish worth ordering again.
I’d have to say the atmosphere at Sam Snead’s is probably better than the food being served. It seemed over-priced for the quality of the dishes and the execution wasn’t at the level I was expecting. However, the tavern feel and atmosphere is a great alternative to some of the fancy dining rooms at The Homestead and the golf decorations are quite impressive.
Sam Snead's Tavern
7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, VA 24445