Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Montana celebrates 20th anniversary

Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Montana celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted on May 24, 2016

ANACONDA, Mont. - Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Mont., recently unveiled its 20th anniversary "Golden Bear" logo as the course will celebrate its platinum anniversary this summer. Additional festivities commemorating the club's 20th anniversary will be announced at a later date.

"Old Works Golf Course is an amazing success story," said Mark Savoy, general manager of Old Works. "This place has gone from a copper smelter in the late 1800s, to a Superfund site, to an award-winning Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. It has survived a recession, while disproving hundreds of naysayers and is now one of the premiere, daily-fee golf experiences in the Northwest."

Reborn on the site of Anaconda's century old copper smelter, Old Works is the first course ever built on a Federal EPA Superfund site. Jack Nicklaus incorporated historic relics into his design of Old Works. Granite slabs from the old mill line the banks of trout-filled Warm Springs Creek, protecting the 10th green. Massive stone furnaces border the third fairway, while the 150-foot flue provides a dramatic backdrop to the fourth green. All bunkers are filled with black slag sand slag is a by-product of the copper smelting process giving the course it's unique and signature look.

Old Works is currently rated as the No. 2 golf course in Montana by Golfweek Magazine and is No. 94 on Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses" list, making the course a must-play for golfers traveling near or through Montana. Moreover, Old Works is one of the most affordable Jack Nicklaus Signature designs in the world.

Managed by Troon and owned by Anaconda Deer Lodge County, Old Works is an 18-hole, par-72, public course spread across 220 acres. The club's unique three-hole "Little Bear" course has two par 4s and a par 3 and is popular with families and with golfers short on time. Little Bear greens fees are just $5 per three-hole round. The Old Works practice facility includes a driving range with multiple target greens, chipping and putting greens and two practice bunkers.

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