Golfing in Alaska

Golfing in Alaska

Golfing in Alaska Golfing in Alaska

 
ANCHORAGE

Anchorage Golf Course
3651 O'Malley Road
Anchorage, Alaska
(907) 522-3322

Located east of the Seward Highway on O'Malley Road, this golf course has 18 holes of up and down terrain. There are several holes with blind shots to the green.

This course has a magnificent view of the city and Turnagain Arm from the club house, and from several tee boxes on the course. Wheelchair/Handicap Accessible.

Blue Tees Ladies' White Tees White Tees
Rating: 72.1 Rating: 69.2 Rating: 74.6
Slope: 130 Slope: 125 Slope: 119
Daily Fee $32.00 for nonresidents
Power Cart Rental $10.00 per person/18 holes

Russian Jack Springs Golf Course

Boniface Highway and DeBarr Road
Anchorage, Alaska
(907) 333-8338

Russian Jack Springs Park and Golf Course features nine holes - 1934 yards - Par 31, artificial-surface greens, serene, wooded fairways, beautiful scenery of the Chugach and Alaska ranges, the surrounding greenery and the city skyline. There is a comfortable chalet and surrounding attractions such as the Municipal greenhouse, the natural springs, bike trails, and picnic areas. Call for tee times.

Open Mid May - Mid Sept.
  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
   
Green Fees:  
Adult Weekdays $11 Weekends $13
Jr./Sr./Handicap Weekdays $ 8 Weekends $11

The following two courses in the Anchorage area are military, but allow civilians to play 7 days a week.

Eagleglen Golf Course

Elmendorf Air Force Base
Main Gate, Boniface Parkway & Glenn Highway
Anchorage, Alaska
Pro Shop: (907) 552-2773    Fax: (907) 753-4282   

Located on Elmendorf Air Force Base, northeast of the city, the course is aptly named as there are several eagles that frequently put on aerial demonstrations. The course is 18 holes and fairly wide open with trees lining both sides of each fairway. The back 9 holes cross Ship Creek on the 14th, 15th, 17th and twice on the 18th hole.

Men's Blue Tees Ladies' Red Tees White Tees
Rating: 71.6 Rating: 68.5 Rating: 71.1
Slope: 126 Slope: 119 Slope: 123
Open June - October
Green Fees $25.00 seven days a week
Power Cart Rental $18.00 for 18 holes
  $9.00 for 9 holes
Club Rental $9.00

Moose Run Golf Course

Arctic Valley Road
Anchorage, Alaska
(907) 428-0056    (907) 428-3942

This course is on Ft. Richardson Army Base, located northeast of the city of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway.

On a regular basis during the summer, a black bear and usually one or two cubs will be checking out the big dumpster at the far end of the parking lot -- so, be cautious (you leave them alone and they will leave you alone). While playing the course, it is not uncommon to see moose roaming around the fairways; proceed with caution, especially if they have a calf following close by.

This is a very scenic course, especially from the 15th tee box. The front 9 is hilly and a real challenge. The back 9 is quite different as it is flat with each hole lined by trees (the fairways are very wide, so you can really let loose with your driver).

Men's Tees Ladies' Red Tees
Rating: 69.8 Rating: 70.0
Slope: 119 Slope: 119
Open May - October
Green Fees $22.00 seven days a week
Power Cart Rental $14.00 for 18 holes

Tanglewood Lakes Golf Club

11701 Brayton Drive
Anchorage 99516
907-345-4600

Located in Anchorage, the 9 hole Tanglewood Lakes Golf Course has rolling terrain and views of the Chugach Mountains. The club has a driving range and clubs for rent.

Season: May 15 to Sept. 30

Tees Blue: 1288 yards, 27 par
  White: 1237 yards, 27 par
  Red: 1142 yards, 27 par


FAIRBANKS

Fairbanks Golf & Country Club

Farmer's Loop Road
Fairbanks, Alaska
(907) 479-6555     (907) 479-3386 Fax

The "World's Northernmost Golf Course" is a 9-hole, par 36 course that was newly reconstructed in 1994. Spruce and birch trees line several narrow fairways, and the grass greens are soft and true. There are two new ponds, sand traps, and water hazards.

Men's Tees Ladies' Tees
Rating: 70.3 Rating: 70.3
Slope: 113 Slope: 113
Par: 72 Par: 72
6,234 yds. 5,154 yds.
 
Open Summer
Green Fees 9 holes $15.00 / 18 holes $24.00
Cart and Club Rentals Available

Chena Bend Golf Course

Fort Wainwright Army Post
Fairbanks, Alaska
(907) 353-6223     (907) 353-9400 Fax

This course is located on the military reservation at Ft. Wainwright. The 9-hole golf course is named for the Chena River that runs through and around the city of Fairbanks.

North Star Golf Course

330 Golf Club Dr
Fairbanks, Alaska 99712
(907) 457-4653
www.northstargolf.com
E-mail:
northstargolf@hotmail.com

Located off the Old Steese Highway near Fairbanks, North Star is the northernmost USGA golf course. Guests frequently see wildlife, (including fox, moose, and cranes), while they play the wide, open fairways. A practice range, clubs, and carts are available as well as snacks and beverages.

Season: May 1 to October 1

Par, Yards, Slope, Rating:
White: 36, 3294, 124, 36
Red: 36, 2613, 122, 35.7

 

GUSTAVUS

Mt. Fairweather

Box 51- GVA
Gustavus, AK 99826
(907) 697-3080
(907) 697-2214
http://www.gustavus.com/golf.html
E-mail: fuzzygolf@hotmail.com

Located in Gustavus near the entrance to Glacier Bay, the 9 hole, par 36 Mt. Fairweather golf course borders Icy Strait and has views of snow-capped mountains on all sides. A driving range is available at the clubhouse where caddies and carts are available. The greens are challenging and wildlife sightings, (including bear, moose, fox, and birds), are frequent. In fact, golfers are allowed to take relief from moose tracks!

Fees: $12


HOMER

Katchemak Bay Lynx

PO Box 15205
Homer, Alaska 99603
Reservations: 1 (800) 295-5969
www.alaskagolfandfishing.com
E-Mail: info@AlaskaGolfandFishing.com

Located on the Kenai Peninsula, the 3 par Katchemak Bay Lynx golf course has views of the surrounding mountains, a glacier, and the bay. Generous fairways sport occasional birch trees and ponds. The clubhouse offers sales and rental equipment as well as gifts, snacks, and beverages.

Season: Apr 1 to Oct 31

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Peak Season Fees: 18 holes, $13
  9 holes, $8
All tees: 901 yards, par 27

 

HEALY

Black Diamond

PO Box 11
Healy, Alaska 99743
(907) 683-4653
http://www.blackdiamondgolf.com/index.html
E-mail: marilyn@usibelli.com

Located at mile 247 off the George Parks Highway, the Black Diamond golf course is located on a lake 10 miles from Denali National Park. The main 9 hole course features stunning panoramas of Alaska's interior and such hazards as tundra marsh and moose hoof prints. An 18 hole mini-golf course is available as well as clubs, pull carts, power carts, and a café.

Tees: Black: 2975 yards, 34 par
  Blue: 2365 yards, 34 par
  White: 2053 yards, 34 par
  Red: 2010 yards, 34 par

Peak Season Rates:

18 holes, $30
  9 holes, $15

 

JUNEAU

Mendenhall Golf Course

End of Industrial Blvd.
Juneau, Alaska
(907) 789-1221

This 9-hole, par-3 course features a beautiful view of the Mendenhall Glacier. It has a separate driving range, level ground, and men's and women's tees. Club rentals available, summer tournaments.

Open April 1 - October 1
Fees $7.00 for 9 holes

HAINES

Weeping Trout

Weeping Trout Sports Resort
P.O. Box 129
Haines, AK 99827
Toll Free: 877-94-TROUT
Phone: 907-766-2827
Fax: 907-766-2824
http://kcd.com/weepingt/golf.html
Email: trout@weepingtrout.com

A 9 hole, par 28 course, the Weeping Trout golf course winds through old growth spruce and hemlock forest near the Chilkat Lake outside of Haines, Alaska. Sand-filled, artificial turf makes up the greens which range from 41 yards to 163 yards. Professional equipment is available, but only a putter, 5 iron, and 9 iron are required if guests bring their own clubs.


KENAI

On the Kenai Spur Road travel about 8 miles and look for Lawton Drive. The Kenai Golf Course is just before you get to the southeast corner of the school grounds.

Kenai Municipal Golf Course

1420 Lawton Drive
Kenai, Alaska
(907) 283-7500    (907) 283-8192 Fax

This is an 18-hole layout, with a pro shop, driving range, cafe, putting green, and an occasional moose, caribou, coyote, or eagle for added interest! This is a beautifully laid-out golf course with water in play on 8 fairways. Good "golf course management" is definitely a requirement. Golfers will probably use every club in their bag!

Men's Red Tees White Tees Blue Tees
Rating: 74.4 Rating: 72.1 Rating: 73.2
Slope: 133 Slope: 133 Slope: 135
Green Fees Adults $12.00 weekday
  $15.00 weekends 18 holes
Power Cart Rental $15.00 for 18 holes


KNIK

Turn left on to Knik Road in Wasilla. Travel about eight or nine miles through wooded countryside and you will see signs on the left giving directions to Settler's Bay.

Settler's Bay Golf Course
8 Knik Road
Knik, Alaska
(907) 376-5466    (907) 373-2476 Fax

A 9-hole course with all of the amenities -- pro shop, restaurant, putting green, and a very unique driving range. The driving area is approximately 50-to-75 feet higher than the landing area. The course has two par-3 holes, two par-5 holes, and five par-4 holes. In this secluded setting, it is not uncommon to see moose wandering through the trees. This course is real challenging, and a very good test of your golfing skills.

The first thing you will see as you look past the parking lot is the club house. "It is probably the most beautiful club house in the state of Alaska." There is ample parking and if you are driving a large RV, there is a road extension good for parking.

18 Holes/Blue Tees White Tees Red Tees
Rating: 73.5 Rating: 72.0 Rating: 73.8
Fees $8.00 for 9 holes / $12.00 for 18 holes


KODIAK

You must fly to Kodiak Island to play this course. Upon leaving the city of Kodiak, travel north approximately three miles on the Buskin River Road.

Bear Valley Golf Course

U.S. Coast Guard Base
Kodiak, Alaska
(907) 487-5471   (907) 487-5275 Fax

On the U.S. Coast Guard Base, this is a 9-hole course that is par 36 with yardage of 2,862. It has not been rated as of this publication. The course layout is flat with no real difficulty. If you travel to Kodiak Island, it is a good place to spend the day.


NIKISKI

Cottonwood Country Club

P.O. Box 7097
Nikiski, AK 99635
907-776-8745

Near Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula, the 9 hole Cottonwood Country Club operates an 80 acre course with hilly fairways, giant cottonwood trees, and a view of the mountains, (including Denali on a very clear day). Located on mile 32 of the Kenai Spur Highway, turn at Kishka Road to find the course. Rental clubs and carts are available.

Season: June 1 to Oct. 1

Fees: $10

 

PALMER

Turn right just beyond the Palmer State Fair-grounds; on the right-hand corner is a large, white Petrolane tank. There is also a blue sign that directs you to the golf course. Turn onto Outer Springer Loop Road.

Palmer Golf Course

Lepak Avenue
Palmer, Alaska
(907) 745-4653    (907) 746-4830

This is a municipal course with a layout that has the Palmer Airport on the west side and the Matanuska River on the east.

The scenery all around is magnificent and, on occasion, you will see fox playing on the fairways, and probably in the early morning, a moose or two.

There is a good selection of holes, the par fives are long but reachable by the long-ball strikers. This course is commonly classified as a links course. The club house has a snack bar, pro shop, and driving range.

Men's Blue Tees Ladies' Red Tees White Tees
Rating: 74.5 Rating: 72.1 Rating: 74.6
Slope: 132 Slope: 128 Slope: 127
7,125 yds 6,585 yds 5,895 yds
Open May-September
Green Fees $20.00 per round
Power Cart Rental $15.00
Club Rental $10.00 full set / $6.00 half set
Juniors' & Seniors' Rate $13.00 Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 11: a.m., except holidays


SOLDOTNA

Southbound on the Seward Highway, turn right at the "Y" onto the Sterling Highway. Go approximately 35 miles and turn left.

Birch Ridge Golf Course

Sterling Highway
Soldotna, Alaska
(907) 262-5270    (907) 262-6352

Located two miles out of Soldotna, this is a 9-hole, well-laid-out, rustic golf course with fairways lined by trees. The course has a par of 35.

This course has some of the best mountain views on the Peninsula. In addition, moose and other "critters" are frequent visitors and should be afforded the right-of-way. The management offers something new to Alaskan golf -- deluxe golf cottages. Call Tom Smith or Pat Cowan at (907) 262-5270 for details.


WASILLA

Sleepy Hollow Golf of Alaska

Carney Road
Wasilla, Alaska
(907) 376-5948

This is a 9-hole, par-3 course nestled along the Little Susitna River with the Talkeetna Mountain Range in the background.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week

 

WRANGELL

Muskeg Meadows

Wrangell Golf Club, Inc.
PO Box 2199
Wrangell, AK 99929
Phone: (907) 874-4653
Fax: (907) 874-4654
http://www.wrangellalaskagolf.com/
E-mail: wrangell@wrangell.com

Located outside of Wrangell in Southeast Alaska, the 9 hole Muskeg Meadows golf course winds through spruce and hemlock forest with views of the ocean and snow-capped mountains. This course plays under the unique Raven Rule which states that if a raven steals a ball it may be replaced with no penalty if the act was witnessed by another player. The clubhouse/pro shop has a driving range, gear and carts are available, and tournaments take place all summer.

Fees (adult): 18 holes, $15
  9 holes, $12
Course Rating/Slope: Blue: 70.2/119
  Red: 68.4/112
  White: 67.8/110

Alaska Facts

State Nick Name: "The Last Frontier" - the name Alaska is derived from the Aleut word "Aleyska," meaning "great land."

State Motto: "North to the Future"

State Capital: Juneau, located in the Southeast region of Alaska, has a population of 33,277 (2015 Estimate of Population, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development)

Alaska Map:

Map of Alaska

Alaska Flag:

Alaska state flag is dark blue with yellow stars in the shape of the big dipper with the North star

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