Blue Wings and Golf Swings

We’ve always disagreed with the saying “you can’t mix business with pleasure.” That’s exactly what we do! In fact, at MFO we take things even further—mixing golf with fishing. That’s right. Here in Montana, and for the next month, our weather is ideal for the links or the stream. Here are a few ideas to give your swinging or casting arm “the twitch.”

Bozeman Area

As if the Yellowstone, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers were not enough to get you to Montana this fall, consider that within an hour of each of these fabulous trout waters lie several quality courses. In the Bozeman area we like the public courses of Bridger Creek and Cottonwood. But, private courses like Black Bull, Riverside, and Valley View can be had as well.

Helena Area

Although not typically on the golfer’s radar, the Helena area boasts two well-cared for public courses, Bill Roberts and Fox Ridge. Plus if you want to take a drive, just over an hour away is the Jack Nickaluas designed course, Old Works. On the way home, hit the Upper Clark Fork for some feisty fall brown trout. The Land of the Giants and head-hunting below Holter Dam make the Helena area worth sizing up for greens and casts.

Blackfoot River and the Double Arrow

We know the Blackfoot River in September is beautiful. Cutthroat trout enjoy the cooler water, big bull trout are on the prowl, and the larches begin to turn. But you may not know of the fine course at the Double Arrow Guest Ranch near Seeley Lake.