One week after the town of Willow hosts the Iditarod Sled Dog Restart, locals take advantage of the groomed trail by playing golf on it! Started by the Chamber of Commerce, this icy links tournament draws some 100 foul-weather golfers for a 9-hole tourney. According to participants, the ball bounces on groomed snow just like on real grass. There’s a limit of two clubs per person, but teams can share their clubs (a putter and seven iron are most popular on the 300-yard holes). Dress in layers, since its often 10 to 20 degrees in the morning at tee-off. And paint your balls or get brightly colored ones—not surprisingly, white balls disappear on snowy fairways and icy greens.

Getting There

Latitude: 61.758099
Longitude: -150.061255
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Iditarod Restart Golf Tournament