Montana's Longest Drive

“Paradise in Paradise Valley” at Livingston Golf Course

After a long day of golf, I made my way in to Livingston, Montana to play the Livingston Golf Course. While driving through the bustling downtown of this community in the Paradise Valley, I stopped off in the Murray Bar for lunch.

The décor was rustic and distinctly Montana made with old road signs and ski trail markers hanging along the walls. Beer signs were pinned to the ceiling and a wall decorated with wine corks was behind the stage as I saddle up to the bar and ordered myself some lunch.

The gateway to Yellowstone, Livingston is a happening place on one of the first really nice days of the summer. Sitting in the cool bar and eating my Murray Burger alongside some local fishing guides I watched as droves of people walked their way past the glass windows of the Murray in search of their next adventure on their way to Yellowstone.

My adventure was taking me to the Livingston Golf Course, where I wandered in without a tee time and asked if I could get on. While a couple of women were hanging decorations for an upcoming party the clubhouse was hosting, I talked with some folks in the clubhouse and joined up with a couple of younger golfers named Lane and Winston.

The nine hole course at Livingston is a wonderful little track that sits along the Yellowstone River near the community fairgrounds. The 1st hole at Livingston is a dogleg left par 4 with trouble to the left of the fairway that a longball can cut the corner over. A small green with humps and hills that make holding the putting surface difficult if you don’t attack the heart of the green.

Late in the afternoon the temperature and humidity continued to climb as thunderstorms started to build over the mountains that surround Paradise Valley. Lane and Winston showed me around their home course and offered tips and tricks on where to hit the ball on this course.

One of my favorite holes at the Livingston Golf Course was the 8th hole, a short par 3 that measures in at 130-yards from the blue tees. A small green sloping back to front invites tee shots to attack the pin with the shade of cottonwood trees draping over the flagstick.

As we finished our round at Livingston Golf Course and I said goodbye to Lane and Winston as they headed back out to play another nine I was quite happy I decided to stop in the Paradise Valley. With a bustling downtown at the gateway of Yellowstone, Livingston is a fantastic place to stop and play golf as well.

Livingston Golf Course

After a long day of golf, I made my way in to Livingston, Montana to play the Livingston Golf Course. While driving through the bustling downtown of this community in the Paradise Valley, I stopped off in the Murray Bar for lunch.

The décor was rustic and distinctly Montana made with old road signs and ski trail markers hanging along the walls. Beer signs were pinned to the ceiling and a wall decorated with wine corks was behind the stage as I saddle up to the bar and ordered myself some lunch.

The gateway to Yellowstone, Livingston is a happening place on one of the first really nice days of the summer. Sitting in the cool bar and eating my Murray Burger alongside some local fishing guides I watched as droves of people walked their way past the glass windows of the Murray in search of their next adventure on their way to Yellowstone.

My adventure was taking me to the Livingston Golf Course, where I wandered in without a tee time and asked if I could get on. While a couple of women were hanging decorations for an upcoming party the clubhouse was hosting, I talked with some folks in the clubhouse and joined up with a couple of younger golfers named Lane and Winston.

The nine hole course at Livingston is a wonderful little track that sits along the Yellowstone River near the community fairgrounds. The 1st hole at Livingston is a dogleg left par 4 with trouble to the left of the fairway that a longball can cut the corner over. A small green with humps and hills that make holding the putting surface difficult if you don’t attack the heart of the green.

Late in the afternoon the temperature and humidity continued to climb as thunderstorms started to build over the mountains that surround Paradise Valley. Lane and Winston showed me around their home course and offered tips and tricks on where to hit the ball on this course.

One of my favorite holes at the Livingston Golf Course was the 8th hole, a short par 3 that measures in at 130-yards from the blue tees. A small green sloping back to front invites tee shots to attack the pin with the shade of cottonwood trees draping over the flagstick.

As we finished our round at Livingston Golf Course and I said goodbye to Lane and Winston as they headed back out to play another nine I was quite happy I decided to stop in the Paradise Valley. With a bustling downtown at the gateway of Yellowstone, Livingston is a fantastic place to stop and play golf as well.

 

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