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Golf aficionados, listen up! You’ve scoured all the courses in your neighborhood, but you’re craving something new.
We invite you to consider the Bear Lake Valley , where the mountains and rolling hills perfectly frame the courses. Tee times were never this grounding and relaxing. Excitement, adventure, and impeccable views await you at Bear Lake’s three fantastic nine-hole courses.
Why not get a few hours of golf on your getaway? If the family would rather sit out, plenty of country golf club offerings can keep them occupied, too. Plus, you’ll still have plenty of time to hit the beach or go hiking later. But if you’re hoping to indulge in a day-long golf session, we’ve also included two 18-hole courses about an hour’s drive from Bear Lake.
Beginners and seasoned golfers alike will enjoy Bear Lake’s sites and courses. Ready to see for yourself? Walk with us as we show you how lusciously green and luxurious golf courses will enhance your Bear Lake vacation.
Bear Lake Golf Course
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- Notable feature: A great outdoors-feeling golf course.
- Address: 98 Clubhouse Drive, Garden City, UT
Bear Lake Golf Course has a wonderful view of the lake’s glistening, turquoise waters and surrounding rocky peaks. This nine-hole, 36-par course is located in scenic Garden City, Utah .
This course is challenging but fun with all of its hills, water hazards, and doglegs. Bear Lake Golf Course is sure to keep you on your toes! Most visitors find the course suitable for beginners, but its water hazards, doglegs, and dipping hills make it just as engaging for advanced players.
Built by American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) William H. Neff in 1971, the course represents 3,376 yards of golf for a par of 36.
Traveling with friends? The Utah PGA Bear Lake Golf Course is the place to indulge in an active springtime day off, no matter your experience level. And if you’re the type to ooh and ahh at wildlife, you’ll be blown away by the wild turkeys, deer, and moose sometimes seen on the grounds.
This course also hosts tournaments throughout the year. The green fee for the 9-hole course is a reasonable $26.00 at the time of publishing.
Montpelier City Municipal Golf Course
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- Notable feature: Closest driving range to Bear Lake.
- Address: 210 Boise Street, Montpelier, ID
Based in Montpelier, Idaho, the Montpelier City Municipal Golf Course features a full-length driving range and putting and chipping areas. The towering trees framing each fairway add a rustic charm to the scenery. You’re about to swing, but you pause — an eagle flies high on by, tracing a delicate line across the mountainous landscape.
This nine-hole, 36-par golf course is relatively flat, but small greens add a fair challenge for the seasoned player. Bear Lake’s Montpelier City Municipal Golf Course has a well-stocked clubhouse, brimming with accessories and equipment for every golfer.
When you are ready to hit the putting green, check here for updated pricing.
Bear Lake West Golf Course
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- Notable feature: Dreamy evening lake views.
- Address: 554 Lewis Loop # 100, Fish Haven, ID
Fish Haven, Idaho , attracts plenty of summer tourists for its gorgeous serenity, peace, and quiet by Bear Lake. But budding golf athletes will flock to the Bear Lake West Golf Course for, well, take your pick. With its peppered water hazards, sloping fairways, and abrupt elevation changes, this little nine-hole golf course packs a punch! But, of course, the lake views make it a hot destination more than anything. Stunning sunsets remind all visitors why Bear Lake is known as the “Caribbean of the Rockies.”
Feeling hungry after a day at the course?
Pop on over to Cooper’s Restaurant and Sports Bar for a cold one and a cheesy French Drip sandwich. And if you’re craving a certain je ne sais quoi, indulge in the lemon-almond-crusted rainbow trout.
Logan River Golf Course
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- Notable feature: $50 golf lessons.
- Address: 550 W 1000 S, Logan, UT
Maybe you’ve tried the Bear Lake courses and crave something a bit grander. The 18-hole, 71-par Logan River Golf Course might do the trick. Located in Logan, Utah, the course has green, graceful grounds that playfully challenge golfers with water traps and shrubbery.
Bringing the kiddies with you? The 18-hole course might feel intimidating, so why not book a private golf lesson? A professional golfer will train them for 45-minute intervals, making the trip an experience to remember. And don’t be afraid to book yourself a lesson, too — it might be the perfect refresher to get you back into your game.
You’ll relish uninterrupted views of the gently streaming Logan River bordering the course.
Birch Creek Golf Course
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- Notable feature: Hour-long junior golf clinics to train your kids.
- Address: 550 E 100 N, Smithfield, UT
Birch Creek Golf Course is a favorite golf course for Utah residents and Bear Lake tourists alike. The 18-hole course in Smithfield, Utah, offers exhilarating rolling hills, fresh creeks, elevation changes, and a deep gorge. With breathtaking vistas of Cache Valley and fairly level greens, the course will awaken your sense of wonder.
What’s that in the distance? A gentle deer meanders through the fairway.
Weekends tend to get busy. So visit on a weekday if you’re looking for a more peaceful experience.
Golfing and Staying Around Bear Lake
Bear Lake is a fabulous destination to unwind and connect with the natural landscape. But the area’s well-maintained golf courses offer you that same nature immersion while enjoying the sport.
The shorter courses surrounding Bear Lake are perfect for a few hours out, leaving plenty of time to spend with loved ones and enjoy other attractions. If you’re after a full-day experience, drive on over to Smithfield or Logan for the 18-hole courses.
Happy Golfing — but not before you book a cozy vacation rental. Explore our Bear Lake listings today!