Eagle Bend Golf Course (Ridge)

Originally Published: May 7, 2004
Golf Digest

Eagle Bend Golf Course (Ridge)
The sixth hole is a 174-yard par-3.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Need To Know
Eagle Bend Golf Course (Ridge)
279 Eagle Bend Drive
Bigfork, MT 59911

Eagle Bend is a William Hull/Jack Nicklaus collaboration whose challenge is only matched by its grandeur. Situated in the Flathead Valley, the course is well maintained and is generally regarded as one of Montana's best tracks.

In fact, the Flathead Valley might very well be the last best frontier of great undiscovered golf in the continental U.S. That may help explain why Jack Nicklaus integrated a new nine-hole course, which opened in 1995, into the original 18. The "Nicklaus Nine" lives up to the Golden Bear's reputation as a designer with challenging golf and gorgeous views of Flathead Lake, the Swan Mountains and Glacier National Park.