It’s always worth making room in your trunk for some clubs when you’re driving the Great River Road. The route will take you past some of America’s finest courses and you’re never far from great golfing. The Mississippi River Valley features some spectacular terrain that makes for challenging play. Many courses offer dramatic views of the valley and the river beyond. Here are some golf courses to check out that are on or near America’s oldest and longest scenic byway:
Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club, Trempealeau, Wisconsin
This fun and challenging course is located on beautiful rolling farm land.
Galena Golf Club, Galena, Illinois
Built in 1927, the Galena Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 71 course that challenges golfers of all skill levels.
Emerald Greens, St. Louis, Missouri
This course provides beautiful views and a chance to see some of the Mississippi region’s wildlife.
Links at Riverside, Memphis, Tennessee
For more than a century, golfers have been playing this public course near the river’s edge, which is also a short drive from downtown Memphis.
River Bend Links, Robinsville, Mississippi
This par 72 links-style golf course presents the only true Scottish links course in the mid-South.
Audubon Park Golf Course, New Orleans
Located just minutes from downtown New Orleans, this immaculate 18-hole course is surrounded by century-old oak trees.