Eagle Rock Golf Club – Montana, USA

We found this little course on the Internet just outside Billings that we thought looked pretty good and if you played after 3pm it was only USD25 each including a cart.  Our first round was on Sunday afternoon and although the weather was warm the black clouds were rolling in.  We had been treated to a massive lightening and thunderstorm on the Saturday night so we knew how wet we could get if the heavens opened up.  SUNGRL being the external optimist believed we would be fine.  We got a few spits on the second hole and the wind got up but that was the extent of it.  Montana is getting with the SUNGRL’s mantra – it never rains in my world : )

We got chatting to the guys in the Pro Shop and they were quite interested in NZ.  I went off to the toilet and when I came back Steve was behind the counter – what the…  He was busy showing them Cape Kidnappers on their computer and giving them his email address for when they come to visit.

It is a nice little course and we managed to play 18 holes in two hours and forty minutes.  Steve went back to the Pro Shop afterwards to buy some golf balls and they gave him the staff discount rate : )

We went back out there this afternoon for the same deal.  It was a typical Montana Big Sky Day – blue skies with not a cloud in sight.  The course looked even better in the sunshine.  We played the 18 holes in about three hours today.

History of the Course

As Matt Martinson grew up on this piece of property in Montana, he dreamt of building a home here. But instead, he and his family built something that the community of Billings can enjoy.

From the beginning, the vision was to design a high end daily fee course with a residential community. Matt and his father, Vernon, began building the course many years before it opened. Eaglerock opened to the public in 2003. It is located just 15 minutes from downtown Billings. The 18-hole facility has a fun, challenging layout with scenic views and beautiful sunsets over the lake. The family has a passion for the game of golf and have enjoyed the journey of bringing something to their community that will last for generations to come.

Eaglerock is a labor of love, started by a father and son. Hard work and a commitment to the family vision made it a dream come true.

The Rattler strikes again – he tapped in for a birdie : )

My second shot landed on the path so I did a Phil Mickleson and played it where it lay – I made a bogey but was pretty happy with my path efforts : )

Cart with a view and natural air conditioning – the cart had no windscreen which turned out to be ideal given it was about 33 degrees!


This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.
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