Best in State
The best golf courses in Montana
Few courses have moved up faster in our ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses over the last decade than Rock Creek Cattle Company outside Deer Lodge. The Tom Doak design debuted at No. 119 in 2013 and has climbed most recently to 56th, jumping 25 spots in 2023-'24. Like every other course in the Montana ranking, it occupies high Rocky Mountain terrain playing variously through open grasslands and evergreen forests, with scenic views in every direction.
It's natural that the mountainous western part of the state would dominate—it's a paradise for hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and golf. But the more treeless prairie and river topography of the central and eastern part of the state—some of the most sparsely populated territory in the U.S.—maybe be better suited to golf.
We may see how much more so when Crazy Mountain Ranch, a new Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw course currently under construction near Livingston, opens sometime in 2025.
Below you'll find our 2023-'24 ranking of the Best Golf Courses in Montana.
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Deer Lodge, MT
Big Sky, MT
Big Sky, MT
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