Mountain golf provides one of the most scenic and natural ways to enjoy golf and the outdoors. The following are America’s best mountain golf courses.
300 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
One of America’s oldest golf resorts, the Greenbrier’s Old White TPC was first built in 1914 in the rugged mountains of West Virginia. The course provides arguably the purest example of mountain golf in the Southern Appalachians and provides breathtaking views to match the challenge. The course has hosted a Ryder Cup and several PGA Tour Events, notably the annual Greenbrier Classic.
1205 Pizzini Way, Anaconda, MT 59711
The Jack Nicklaus designed Old Works Golf Course is a difficult and beautiful track located in a former mining community in Montana. The course is littered with artifacts from the site’s history as a copper smelter and features bunkers made of black slag, making it truly one of the most unique courses in America. The course is located between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and provides some of America’s most stunning views.
18 Championship Drive, Newry, ME 04261
Sunday River Golf Club in Western Maine is one of the finest modern examples of mountain golf. Golfers should expect dramatic elevation changes, inventive routing, and stunning mountain views in this Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed track. Formerly a private club, the course is now an all-inclusive golf resort.
1000 Clubhouse Dr, New Castle, CO 81647
Colorado is known for its amazing vistas and ski resorts, but is also home to some breathtaking golf. The course was designed by James Engh and opened in 2004. The course seems carved straight from the natural landscape and is very rugged. The course is also known for its large elevation changes (some over 100 feet) and forced carries and will definitely poise a challenge to any golfer.
9000 Heartwood Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
Located in the Sierra Nevadas, Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club was designed by Johnny Miller and John Harbottle and opened in 2008. Since 2008, word has been trickling out of this glorious mountain course, which is private but allows public play on Mondays. The course is seen as one of the top courses in the Lake Tahoe area, and golfers will love the scenic nature and smart elevation changes on the course.
13051 Fairway Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
From one of Tahoe’s great courses to the other, the Old Greenwood was designed by Jack Nicklaus and plays through pine forested mountain terrain, creating a charming alpine feel throughout the course. The course’s pedigree is well-known and it has been rewarded with hosting duties of the 2020 Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour.
65600 Pronghorn Club Dr, Bend, OR 97701
Sticking with the Golden Bear himself, Nicklaus sees his 3rd course enter our list with his offering at The Club at Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon. The routing of the course is a thing of beauty as fairways seem to hug the natural terrain. The course also uses the unique lava rock found in the region to make an unforgettable golfing experience that is among the best in the golf-crazed Pacific Northwest.
975 Golf Course Dr, Midway, UT 84049
Wasatch Mountain State Park in the small town of Midway, Utah is home to one of the finest examples of mountain golf. Utah is slowly turning into a golf destination and this course is an excellent example of natural, mountain golf. Wildlife are abundant and the entire course covers 2 miles of the mountain, and elevation changes are on nearly every hole.
5945 S Buckrail Rd, Harrison, ID 83833
One of the classics of mountain golf finishes off our list, with Harrison, Idaho’s iconic Gozzer Ranch Golf and Lake Club. The course features the Rocky Mountains as well as Lake Coeur d’Alene, and was designed by the legendary designer Tom Fazio.