19 Must-Play Courses on the Lewis and Clark Golf Trail

Create legendary experiences along the Lewis & Clark Golf Trail. The diverse landscape and wide-open spaces provide a picturesque setting for the state’s premier golf courses.

Linton Country Club

Quaint 9-hole, par-36 course features two long par-5s, including the 579-yard third hole.  

Cottonwood Golf Club

Remember the days when you could walk onto a course and golf a whole round without someone yelling "Fore!"? That day is today at Cottonwood Golf Club in Steele. A 9-hole, par-34 layout.

2241 Highway 10 Steele, ND 58482
Riverwood Golf Course

Challenging 18-hole layout in the cottonwoods along the Missouri River in Bismarck. True test to shot-making skills. The 7,000-yard course plays to a par-72. Look for deer among the quiet solitude of the woods.

Tom O'Leary Golf Course

It's not a long course, but this hilly course in the middle of Bismarck is a test of a skills. When do you lay up? When do you take a chance? How does this hill affect the distance? This 18-hole, par-69 course will leave you second-guessing yourself.

Pebble Creek Golf Course

This 9-hole, par-35 layout challenges golfers with a variety of elevation changes. Links-style course has water in play on five holes and large, quick greens.

Square Butte Creek Golf Course

Get your round started on the 9-hole, par-36 course with a par-three first hole that drops 100 feet from tee-to-green. Some holes with blind shots and elevation changes challenge all golfers. 

Painted Woods Golf Course

Great views, challenging holes - many with water to contend with - and undulating greens make this 9-hole, par-36 layout a true test. Beat the crowds in the larger cities and play all day at Washburn.

Riverdale Golf Club

Course offers spectacular views of Lake Sakakawea and includes artificial greens on a 9-hole, par-35 track.

Hazen Golf Club

The No. 1 handicap hole here is called the "shortest par-5 in North Dakota." It is, in fact, a par-3, 200-yard fifth hole with an extremely crowned green that makes it incredibly tough. The 9-hole course plays to a par 35. 

Black Sands Golf Course

A 9-hole, par-35 course that gets its name from the black coal slag bunkers. Water and grass bunkers test your shot-making skills.

Souris Valley Golf Course

Situated along the winding Souris River, this 6,700-yard, par-72 course tests every part of your game. Keep your keeps and approaches out of the water and trees. You will cross the river about a half-dozen times.

The Vardon Golf Club

Hosting golfers since 1929 over rolling, lush river bottoms, the 18-hole Vardon Golf Club has been completely rebuilt in the “classic” style.

Fox Hills Golf and Country Club

Premier 9-hole course with multiple tee boxes in the heart of the Bakken. Par 36 over nine holes and par 72 when using different tees over 18 holes.

Medicine Hole Golf Course

Great views of the Killdeer Mountains and surrounding area. The 9-hole, par-36 course measure 3,290 yards  and takes full advantage of the natural terrain, water and native grasses.

Edgewater Country Club

New Town lies between Van Hook Arm and the main body of Lake Sakakawea. On the shore of the lake like Edgewater Country Club, a 9-hole, par-36 course with a number of challenging holes.

Ray Golf Course

An 18-hole, par-72  will that gives the longer hitter a chance to make an eagle or two, but only if they are willing to challenge small greens that test the best chipping and putting skills.

The Links of North Dakota

Nationally recognized links-style layout on the banks of Lake Sakakawea is a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Water isn't a factor but 70-80 grass bunkers are. And have you challenged yourself in the legenadry North Dakota wind? Course is 18 holes and par 72.

Heart River Golf Course

The scenic Heart River winds through this course, which actually is two courses in one: the more wide-open top side and tree-lined bottom with river in play on most holes. The 18-hole, par-72 course has one of the longest playing seasons in the state. 

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

This 18-hole, par-72 course along the Little Missouri River and in the jagged buttes of the Badlands has been named No. 1 in Golf Digest's rating of "New Affordable Courses." Some holes play in woodlands, some in meadows and the most scenic high above the river in the Badlands.

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