We planned our travels so that we would have enough time to play a round of golf near Missoula. Canyon River Golf Club was our choice. They had a very informative fly-over presentation on their website and it looked beautiful.
We found it to be just as nice as the presentation. It was a nice golf experience because we could also rent push-carts and walk our round.
The course is along the Clark Fork River just east of Missoula, surrounded by foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The layout has broad fairways, undulating greens, good bit of elevation change, and well-groomed bunkers. The green rough is thick, and the secondary rough is higher natural long grass. The territorial views were really nice and the water features are beautiful.
I had a better day scoring while Elaine didn’t. I had a 42 on the front with 4 pars on 6, 7, 8, and 9. I followed that with a 45 on the back. Elaine ended with a 117.
They didn’t have any inside dining so we chose Lolo Peak Brewing for some food. It took us about 1/2 an hour to get there but we found they had temporarily closed because one of their staff members had tested positive for Covid-19.
Next, we tried Iron Horse Bar & Grill in downtown Missoula. We enjoyed crispy Brussels sprouts, Tandoori chicken salad, halibut fish n’ chips, and Cold Smoke Scotch Ale. The Sunday night football game was on too, so that kept us entertained.
After dinner, we checked in at the Grant Creek Inn, Best Western. It’s quite new. Lots of Covid-19 precautions. It seems that in Montana, what they do about Covid-19 depends on the city or community, not the county, although there are references to county ordinances. In any case, as we’ve travelled, everyone seems to have adapted well, and there is lots of encouragement to keep safe.