Men's Guide to Montana 8

Mention Montana and every outdoor adventure you can think of comes to mind. Add to that luxe clubs and resorts offering a plethora of activities to maximize on the natural beauty all around, and you have a dream destination you may as well never want to leave. Here’s our pick of the cream of the crop!

Golf at Stock Farm Club

The modern incarnation of a luxury ranch getaway. A 2,600-acre community that features the best golf course in the state as ranked by Golf Digest. Beyond golf, the club offers a luxury equestrian center, 27,000 square foot clubhouse, five-stand shooting center, and 30 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.

Fly-Fish in Bitterroot River

Mere minutes from the club’s entrance is the trout-rich Bitterroot River. One of the more famous trout streams in the state and a premier fly fishing destination for all. An iconic western fishing experience.

Tour breweries with KettleHouse

Matching the quality of beers to the quality of the Montana outdoor experience. KettleHouse Brewing Company handcrafts the highest quality premium beers that convey a passion for an active Montana outdoor lifestyle, producing and packaging them in environmentally sensitive ways. Offer Taproom Beer To-Go and breweries on the Southside and Northside. Other breweries well-worth your time here are Bayern Brewing, Big Sky Brewing Company, Draught Works, Flathead Lake Brewing Company, Great Burn Brewing, Missoula Brewing company and Tamarack Brewing. Cheers!

Bike/Hike through Glacier National Park

The national park synonymous with Montana. In the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, glacier-carved peaks and valleys run into the Canadian border. 700 miles of hiking trails beckon. The quintessential backpacking, cycling and camping destination. With the National Park Service celebrating their centennial, this is a great time to visit!

Boat in Flathead Lake

The largest natural freshwater lake in the western U.S. Over 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline. Recreation includes sailing, power boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and camping. Head on out to Wild Horse Island for some wildlife sightings or enjoy birding in Bird Islands, All types of watercraft are welcome here.

Golf some more at Moonlight Basin

An 8,100-acre community offering mountain homes and homesites with ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky Resort‘s 5,800 skiable acres. Club amenities include a ski lodge with tavern, spa, fitness and pool, a Nicklaus-signature golf course with golf clubhouse, alpine lakes, miles of hiking and biking trails, and gin-clear trout streams.

Stay at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club

A 5,700-acre, members-only, ski and golf community in Big Sky. Offers direct access to Big Sky Resort, the Biggest Skiing in America®; an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf Championship golf course; and over four miles of private access on tributaries of the Gallatin River. The Clubhouse provides dramatic views of the Spanish Peaks mountain range.

Watersports in Whitefish

Mostly known as a ski-town, Whitefish also offers world-class watersports opportunities. From stand up paddling to whitewater rafting, the water escapades are many and yours to partake.