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.

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Linton Country Club

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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Riverdale Golf Club

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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