Rock Creek Cattle Company

Rock Creek Cattle Company
LC Lambrecht
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Rock Creek Cattle Company

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architect

    Tom Doak
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  • Yardage


Course Overview

Tom Doak’s works along large bodies of water populate our list but some contend what he did in the American West at Rock Creek is just as exhilarating as his more photographed courses in sandy soil. Though Montana’s rocky conditions made for a tough build, the result is wide fairways that flow over the tumbling land with a grace and ease that is hard to fathom. The same design principles — fairway contours that either shunt you out of position or send you to the ideal location, hazards that appear ageless and greens that offer a wide range of hole locations — demand you reassess how to best play each hole from one day to the next. Hard to find better playing angles. (Photo: LC Lambrecht)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 16, par-4, 467 yards: This long par-4 features a towering pine to the right of the fairway with the distant fairway bunker serving as the target. It’s advised you get the ball in play with your tee shot, because the approach is long and into a well-guarded green.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    Rock Creek Cattle Company is as rugged as it is beautiful, and there are plenty of options for outdoor enthusiasts. With fly fishing, horseback riding, skeet shooting and UTV trail riding offered, you’ll never get bored.
  • Insider tip

    At the club, members (and their guests) have access to a wide selection of world-class wines, including 22 brands in the Foley Family Wine portfolio.