Golf Courses Near Great Falls, MT
For many people, Great Falls, the third largest city in Montana, is simply a stopover between explorations of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Many Montana lovers know it as something of a hidden Montana gem. If you’re looking for a tee time in Great Falls, you have three public-access courses to choose from unless you can get on the private Meadow Lark Country Club. Eagle Falls Golf Club is a parkland-style muni that originally opened in the 1950s but was redone in 2000. While the playing field is mostly flat, there are some elevation changes, especially on the more difficult back nine. Hickory Swing Golf Course is a par-60 executive course that is dotted by a number of water hazards as it spreads out over 86 acres. Anaconda Hills Golf Course, a nearby par-69 muni, features a short, tree-lined front nine that dates back to 1926 and a more scenic back nine, added in 1992, that features up and down terrain with shots over ravines to large sloping greens.
Great Falls is a thrill for lovers of the outdoors even if you don’t visit Glacier or Yellowstone National Parks. The Missouri River flows through town and presents all sorts of recreation options. Giant Springs State Park boasts 14 miles of Missouri River shoreline, one of the world’s largest freshwater springs, and the 201-foot-long Roe River, which The Guinness World Book of Records recognizes as “The Shortest River in the World.” The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center is on the Missouri River and presents a wealth of information about the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Another must-see Great Falls attraction is the C.M Russell Museum, which features master works by the noted artist of the American West as well as his home and studio. Downtown Great Falls is known for its restaurants and live music scene. It also is home to one of America’s favorite historic bars—Sip ’n Dip Lounge, a 1960s tiki bar famous for its swimming mermaids.