(Editor’s note: Throughout the remainder of the summer, MontanaSports.com’s Alec Bofinger will be visiting golf courses in and around the Billings area to feature ‘signature holes’ or holes that tie in to what makes the courses unique. A difficult par 4 at the Miles City Town and Country Club and Stillwater Golf Course’s slew of doglegs started off the series. Eaglerock Golf Course’s driveable par-4 sixth offers golfers a risk/reward hole that can punish those who are inaccurate off the tee. Next up is Big Timber’s Overland Golf Course, which features water on nearly every hole but also offers some incredible scenery throughout.)
BIG TIMBER — The ninth hole at Big Timber’s Overland Golf Course requires an accurate tee shot to avoid water on both the left and right. But that seems to be the MO of the course, as there’s plenty of water around to swallow up errant shots.
“Hole No. 9 is a 500-yard dogleg to the right par 5 with water on the right and creek that runs all the way down the left,” Overland Golf Course clubhouse manager Erik Sveum said. “Water is on eight of the nine holes at Overland Golf Course. You can lose quite a few golf balls out here, but there’s plenty of room. All you’ve got to do is hit it straight.”
Hole No. 9 plays as the easiest on the course. When you come back around to play it as No. 18, though, it becomes the second-most difficult. Different tee boxes change the hole to a par 4, bringing the water on both sides much more into play.
As you finish your round and approach the clubhouse, Overland Golf Course offers a breathtaking view of the Crazy Mountains.
“It is a very scenic golf course right at the foothills of the Crazy Mountains. You can see them from any point on the golf course. It’s a beautiful, beautiful place,” Sveum said.
Overland Golf Course has also been instrumental in growing the game of golf through the youth in the Big Timber community.
“Until a kid turns 13 years old, everything they do here is free,” Sveum said. “We have clubs, free golf, free range balls.”
This course is one of the 51 courses included in the 2019 Golf & Go Summer Pass, which is available through MTNDeals.com for $99. To purchase a pass granting you access to 18 holes at each of the 51 courses, please click here.