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A Hidden Treasure: Headwaters Golf Course In Three Forks, Montana

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Jun 26, 2018, 9:14:13 AM


Find your way to Headwaters, the renowned Three Forks golf course. Open year round as weather permits, Headwaters Golf Course lets you squeeze in a tee time regardless of the month, without worrying about end-of-season closing dates. This nine-hole course ups the ante with water hazards to challenge your game, alongside a pro golf shop in the clubhouse that can get you outfitted, even spur of the moment. 

Golfing in Montana is a sport all its own. It’s not just you and the green here—add in mountain views, native plantings making unique hazards and variable terrain to test any skill level. Find your way to this hidden gem, the one and only golf course in Three Forks, and the only public green you’ll find between Bozeman and Butte. 

The Details

Since the course is open all year, your only concern with scheduling a tee time should be when you want to set the alarm in the morning. 

You don’t have to be the next Arnold Palmer to enjoy a relaxing round or two. Sign up for a lesson from one of the club’s pro instructors to get in the swing of things. You can schedule half or full hour lessons. Head out solo or get your sweetie to come along for some coaching by your side in a couples’ lesson. 

The Tee Time

You can book your Three Forks golf course experience directly with the concierge at the Sacagawea. With the course just a casual stroll from the hotel, it’s easy to get golfing in Three Forks. 

You can also book directly online through Headwaters Golf Course, giving you the ultimate flexibility as your plans evolve. 

The Course

With a maximum total length of 6,619 yards at Headwaters, you’re just shy of the US Open length when you tee off at this Three Forks golf course. Gentle terrain with its fair share of hazards, highlighted by crisp mountain views from all sides, makes golfing a whole new experience. 

Holes 1 and 10

Start your day with a par five hole, and get ready to drive. With water on your right, including an inlet and the fairway bunker to take into consideration, you’ll want to carefully calculate your first stroke. 

Holes 2 and 11

This par three hole can be extended all the way to 240 yards if you’re looking for a challenge. A front-to-back slope and barriers of juniper bushes and a bunker guard on either side makes things interesting.

Holes 3 and 12

Green side bunkers will hem in both sides of this 90-degree dogleg. 

Holes 4 and 13

Get ready for a skill test. Green-side bunkers on either side mean that drives to the left will send you out of bounds, while a water feature on the right keeps you in line. 

Holes 5 and 14

A pond separates you from the hole here, with a strong drive over the pond allowing you to shorten the length of the hole. But watch out for waste bunkers and greenside bunkers waiting to trip you up. 

Holes 6 and 15

Even with a short hole (125 and 100 yards for the men, 84 for ladies and juniors) it’s a good challenge to drive here, with a green sheltered by willows and and a right-side bunker. 

Holes 7 and 16

Hole 7 gives you a more direct shot, but you still get to enjoy water hazards and a steep drop off while you move toward the putting green. 

Holes 8 and 17

A short par four hole gets your right-hand drive in shape, with water hemming you in on the left.
Watch out for high cottonwoods and olive trees as you hit. 

Holes 9 and 18

Take a break from water hazards at hole 9, but still enjoy the challenge of bunkers and willow trees to finish out your golf game strong.

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