Old Works Golf Club

Anaconda, MT, United States Public

Overview

On the site of a former copper-mining operation, Old Works, designed by Jack Nicklaus, has the feel and conditioning of a high-end course but is priced more affordably. An old smelter smoke stack, touted as the largest free-standing masonic structure in the United States—at 585 feet—towers in the distance. (Hint: Most putts break toward it.) As a nod to the area's mining history, Nicklaus used black slag—a byproduct of smeltering ore—instead of sand in the course's bunkers.

About

Holes 18
Length 7705
Slope 136
Price $100
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 1994
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2003-'10, 2015-'16. Highest ranking: No. 67, 2009-'10.

Best in State: Ranked first, 1999. Ranked inside the top five, 1999-2014. Ranked inside the top 10, 2015-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 7th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.7552
Character
6.8003
Challenge
6.9006
Layout Variety
6.8835
Fun
7.0083
Aesthetics
6.794
Conditioning
6.6873

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