Alaska is the largest and most sparsely populated state in America. It is an outdoor enthusiast dream, with a diverse terrain that offers wide-open spaces, mountains and forests, beautiful lakes, streams and an abundant wildlife. People enjoy the breathtaking scenery by skiing, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking. The unique scenery can also be enjoyed from the links, in fact Alaska is one of the only places in the world you can tee it up at midnight without a glow in the dark ball. In the land of the midnight sun golf is a relatively new phenomena but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your clubs on an expedition to Alaska.
Golf in Alaska should be seen as a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the state. Here courses aren’t particularly challenging but instead offer a great experience. Perhaps the best course in the state is Anchorage Golf Course. At this course visitors have a chance to see some of Alaska's wildlife including moose, fox, waterfowl, and the occasional bear. Make sure to bring your bear spray!! The layout of the Anchorage Golf Course is a modest 6,600 yards of rolling, tree-lined fairways that lead to well-guarded, undulating greens. The beauty of the course is second to none. Located on the hillside overlooking Anchorage, the course offers a view of three separate mountain ranges. World famous Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, can be seen on a clear day from many vantage points on the course. Just outside of Anchorage at Fort Richardson lies another club called Creek at Moose Run. This golf club offers two great courses named the Hill Course and The Creek Course, the latter being the more daunting of the two. Measuring at 7,324 yards from the tips it meanders through the forest requiring long and accurate shots. Architect Robin Nelson designed the course out of the frontier-like, surroundings near Anchorage requiring Nelson to carry bear repellent while on-site. Braving the wildlife he sculpted a masterpiece, definitely worth playing while in the Anchorage area.
Alaska is a great place to take a trip and enjoy the outdoors. With some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and incredible wildlife to accompany it, it’s a great destination. While taking your trip make sure to call a local course and schedule a late night tee time in the land of the Midnight Sun.