There’s an easy rhythm to summer living on the green, especially in Montana. If you’re browsing golf course homes for sale, you already know that the big sky state is home to some of the nation’s most naturally beautiful fairways. According to Golf Digest’s latest state rankings, here are the best golf courses in Montana (2017-’18 ranking in parentheses):
1 . (1) Rock Creek Cattle Co., Deer Lodge
Golf Digest panelists wrote, “Every hole has the appearance and feel that it was found rather than built, using the natural contours of the hilly landscape to create the shapes and banks of each hole. With nothing but miles of beautiful ranch land for as far as the eye can see, several holes feel as if you are hitting out into an open field. Rock Creek Cattle Co is a true gem in the middle-of-nowhere Montana!” This par-71, Tom Doak-designed course has ranked consistently since 2013.
2. (5) The Reserve At Moonlight Basin, Big Sky
“Moonlight Basin enjoys one of the most secluded, dramatic, and stunning locations there is for a mountain golf course. The elevation changes are breathtaking, the conditions immaculate, and the memorability outstanding. With ample acreage to use as a canvas, Jack crafted a design iconic of Big Sky country,” reports the Golf Course Gurus.
3. (3) Wilderness Club, Eureka
Sports writer Andy Viano describes this course: “Laid out by golf legend Nick Faldo and his renowned team of designers, The Wilderness Club sits adjacent to Lake Koocanusa and is a course sure to deliver a test to any golfer. The 550-acre private property also includes an equestrian center, amphitheater, natural waterpark and luxury homes. The golf course, meanwhile, checks in at more than 7,200 yards from the tips, includes a variety of sand and water hazards, and was named Montana’s best course by Golfweek magazine.”
4. (2) The Stock Farm Club, Hamilton
5. (6) Iron Horse G.C., Whitefish
6. (7) Old Works G. Cse., Anaconda
7. (8) Yellowstone C.C., Billings
8. (9) Northern Pines G.C., Kalispell (public access course)
9. (10) Black Bull G.C., Bozeman
10. (NR) Eagle Bend G.C. (Eagle/Bear) Big Fork
If you’re interested in golf course homes for sale, golf communities, or properties near good public courses, contact a PureWest agent or browse our website for Whitefish Montana real estate, Bozeman real estate, Missoula real estate, and more.
PHOTO: Golf course homes for sale, featuring 497 Fanny Witherspoon Trail at Stock Farm in Hamilton. For more information, contact Bobbi J. Lockhart at (406) 880-0117.