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Old Works Golf Course - Little Bear Course1205 Pizzini Way
Anaconda, MT 59711
Phone: (406)563-5989Fax: (406)563-3033
This course, located in the heart of southwestern Montana between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, is the state's only Jack Nicklaus design. The site is rich in history and was the original location for the city's first copper smelter. After lying idle for nearly a century, it became a Super Fund clean-up site in 1983. In the late 1980's the idea of reviving Old Works with a world-class golf course became a dream of the community. Through exhaustive efforts to make the site safe, the course has become a reality and represents the first Super Fund clean-up site that has been put back into use. The course features multiple tees, which will allow players of all skill levels to enjoy the course. It is situated along Warm Springs Creek and mining remnants, such as huge piles of black slag, a by-product of the copper smelting process, lie against the hillsides. The slag is also utilized in bunkers, making for a dramatic contrast to the lush green color of the course. Native grasses have also been re-established along the fairways to blend with the area's natural environment. The opening hole, a 451-yard, par 4, is a good example of the strategy and shotmaking players will need to score well. Avoid Warm Springs Creek along the entire left side of the fairway. Ideal positioning is to the right-center of the fairway leaving an open shot to the green. There are also three practice holes available. "Golf Digest" selected this course 2nd on its list of "Best New Affordable Public Courses" for 1998. The 6,144-yard men's tee also has a ladies' course rating of 74.6 and a slope of 138. The 5,348-yard ladies' tee also has a men's course rating of 65.1 and a slope of 106. There is a fifth set of tees available that measures more than 7,700 yards.
|Holes: 3||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Fescue|
|Greens Fees:||(subject to change)|
|Dress Code:||Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK|
|Season:||Apr 1 to Oct 30|
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