Crazy Mountain Ranch
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s latest project is at Crazy Mountain Ranch, which is 18,000 acres in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains, a 50-minute drive from Bozeman, Montana.
The design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have always been selective about who they work for and the land they work with. One of their latest projects is taking them to Montana where they’ve started building at least 18 holes on the Crazy Mountain Ranch, which is 18,000 acres of eye-melting beauty that sits in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains, about a 50-minute drive from Bozeman.
Coore and Crenshaw are building their course for Sam Byrne, co-founder of CrossHarbor Capital Partners, which also owns the Yellowstone Club, the exclusive ski resort and residential community. Crazy Mountain Ranch will be managed by Lone Mountain Land Company, a subsidiary of CrossHarbor Capital Partners. Byrne bought the ranch in 2021 from Phillip Morris, who had owned and operated it as a guest ranch. The “town,” which came with the purchase, consists of a cattle operation and 20 buildings that present the façade of a wild western movie set. Some rooms are located in the “bank,” others are in the “barber shop,” you eat and drink in the saloon, but the rooms, chef, food and service are anything but rough and dusty. Surrounding the town is a world-class zipline course, skeet shooting, biking, hiking, fishing, a small spa, an events center for intimate concerts and more.
Byrne gave Coore and Crenshaw their pick of anywhere on property to build their course. And he promised both architects and the neighboring town of Clyde Park (population 332) that there would be no residential subdivision within the ranch.
Byrne insists he’s committed to being a thoughtful steward of the land and a good member of the community.And as it relates to the golf, who better to help with that stewardship than Coore & Crenshaw?
The Fire Pit Collective has been hired to document the building of the course, the history of the land and the ongoing evolution of the ranch, which will consist of a private membership.
Much more to come in the form of social cuts, digital shorts and podcasts.