Best Golf Courses Near Kalispell, MT
Tucked in the northwest corner of Montana close to Glacier National Park, Kalispell is a city of about 25,000 that has risen to prominence as a nationally acclaimed golf destination. You may face a dilemma choosing which stellar courses to play here. Buffalo Hill Golf Club’s Championship Course, a perennial top-five Montana layout, is a crowd pleaser that calls for accurate shotmaking beside the Stillwater River. Buffalo Hill also features the Cameron Couse, a shorter, 9-hole player-friendly layout that dates back to the 1930s. Another 27-hole facility that boasts one of Montana’s top layouts is Eagle Bend Golf Course. The choice 18 here is the Eagle-Bear routing which integrates the nine holes that Jack Nicklaus built for the club. Village Greens Golf Club is a popular Kalispell layout that features mesmerizing scenic vistas as well as wide fairways, gorgeous bunkering, and lots of mounding. Northern Pines Golf Club presents a tale of two nines. The front side of this Andy North design rambles over link-style terrain, while the fairways on the back nine rise and fall with dramatic elevation changes. Frontier Kitchen and Golf combines nine holes of scenic golf with casual gourmet dining. Kalispell is just a few miles from Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the West. The lake is a big attraction for fishing, boating, shoreline hiking and more. The largest island in the lake, Wild horse island, is a state park that teems with wildlife, including a herd of wild horses. If you care to step back into Kalispell’s past, visit Conrad Mansion Museum–it’s the massive mansion of Kalispell’s city founder. When you head into downtown Kalispell you’ll likely be struck by the spirit of the Old West. Many buildings date back to the 1890s. A stroll of downtown may lead you to Norm’s Soda Fountain, a Kalispell haunt since 1938, or, depending on your taste, the Kalispell Brewing Company for a craft brew.