- New License
A Golf Course Beer and Wine License is used by golf courses to sell beer and wine to its patrons.
This license is:
- Gaming Restricted
- Used at a golf course
- Applied for by the person or entity who owns and operates the golf course
- New License Fee
- Processing Fee
- One-Time Application Fee
- Renewal Fee
The application processing fee only applies for original applications and is not applied to renewals.
The one-time application fee applies to non-municipal golf courses only.
If the golf course is not owned by the state, the university system, or a local government, it:
- Must have least 9 holes and 2,500 lineal yards
- Must be located within an incorporated city or town, or within 5 miles of a city or town
- May only sell beer and wine during the times of year when the course is open for business and only until 1 hour after sunset
- Have an area on-premise to serve beer and table wine with a capacity for up to 75 people
- Must either
- Pay a $20,000 initial application fee, or
- Be incorporated under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
If the state, university system or a local government owns the golf course, the owner can lease the license from an individual or entity approved by the Department of Revenue.
You cannot apply for this license if you have held a beer and wine or all-beverage license within 12 months of the application date. (16-4-109, MCA)
Application Options and Dates
Apply for a golf course beer and wine license using the Alcoholic Beverages – Gambling Operator Combined On-Premises License Application (Form 5), available in our TransAction Portal (TAP).
A golf course beer and wine license must be renewed every year by June 30.