Alaska Golf Courses
Some people collect spoons or shot glasses when they go on vacation, while others play a round of golf at every place they visit. If you look at a huge frontier and think that it is just begging for a long fairway, Alaska will not disappoint. There are several good golf courses located around the state, many with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Granted, the golf playing season here is pretty short, but that’s all the more reason to tee off during the long summer days (and even nights). These courses come with the Alaska version of quirky hazards, too—as in, don’t be alarmed if a moose shows up on the green.
Imagine teeing off under the midnight sun, surrounded by the Alaskan wild. The relaxing environment, fresh mountain air, and spectacular panoramic scenery make playing Black Diamond’s nine-hole golf course a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This course was built in 1995, right on top of the Alaskan tundra. The rugged grass is challenging, but designed for easy driving (via power cart) or walking. Hazards include moose-hoof prints, tundra marsh, ...more
Open from May to September, this is the only golf course on the island. This nine-hole course features a full service pro shop and driving range; it’s operated by the U.S. Coast Guard but open to public. The course opens early and closes “two hours before sunset,” which means you’ll have the opportunity for some late rounds during summer solstice! http://www.kodiakmwr.com/golf.shtml
It’s a golfer’s dream: Hitting a straight tee shot down a lush green fairway, with snow-capped peaks climbing high around you. This public course makes it come true, combining stunning scenery with challenging golf. As you play, you’ll take in views of the Chugach Mountains, Mt. McKinley, Cook Inlet, and the Anchorage skyline. But don’t get too distracted: the 6,600-yard course, designed by renowned architect Bill Newcomb, includes blind tee… ...more