Anaconda Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 9 hole golf course located in Anaconda, Montana
The Anaconda Country Club Golf Course dates to 1915, making it the oldest golf course in Montana. The layout of an 18 hole sand green course started in 1915. It took 3 years to build and contour fairways and greens. The course officially opened in 1917 and hosted itâ€™s first state tournament in 1922. The Anaconda Company owned a copper smelter in Anaconda, Montana and built the course for itâ€™s employees. The course was designed by Gregor MacMillan.
In 1954, grass greens were added and the course was reduce to nine holes for budgetary purposes.to keep costs in check. The Anaconda Company maintained the course and the club house until the company closed in 1981 and turned the club over to itâ€™s membership in 1982. In 1991, the club went semi-private and allowed non-members of Deer Lodge County to to golf with daily green fees.
Over the years, the amenities of the course have matured with over 50 cottonwoods, willow and pine trees not to mention the 3 man-made ponds and Mill Creek running through the course. This nine hole course features tree-lined fairways. A creek flows through five holes. The terrain is predominantly flat, but a couple of hills can cause uneven lies. The small greens are elevated, undulating, and soft enough to hold your approach shots. The signature hole is #9, a 369-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot over two willow trees that are in the middle of the fairway, then an approach shot over water to a small green. There are additional sets of tees that can be used when playing an eighteen hole round.
The 9 hole golf course offers an 18 hole feel with differing tee boxes set for your â€˜frontâ€™ nine and â€˜backâ€™ nine giving each hole a new twist for your second loop.
Anaconda Country Club plays to 3,020 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The 18-hole yardage for the course is 6223 yards, par 71 for men, and 5545 yards, par 73 for women.
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