Best Golf Courses in Alaska

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Our Picks for The 10 Best Golf Courses in Alaska

1. Settlers Bay Golf Course

Address:  7307 S Frontier Dr, Wasilla, AK 99654, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 127
Course Rating: 70.3
Total par (men’s tees): 71
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,450
Scorecard: Link

Originally opened in 1977 as a 9-hole course and later expanded to an 18-hole layout. The golf course embraces the natural beauty of the area which is situated in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

2. Anchorage Golf Course

Address:  3651 O’Malley Road, Anchorage, Alaska (AK) 99507, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 130
Course Rating: 72.1
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,616
Scorecard: Link

Designed by Bill Newcomb and first opened for play in 1987. This course usually gets busy during the summer months, especially at the weekend. Golfers would truly enjoy their golf experience because of its overlooking view.

3. Moose Run Golf Course

Address: 27000 Arctic Valley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99505, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 142
Course Rating: 78
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,324
Scorecard: Link

Golf Digest’s “Best in State” and Golfweek’s “Best Places you can Play”.
It offers a fun and friendly atmosphere for all types of golfers. Built in the year 2000 and designed by Mark Miller and Nelson & Haworth.

4.  North Star Golf Club

Address:  330 Golf Club Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712-2214
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 113
Course Rating: 70.4
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,337
Scorecard: Link

Remarkably built in 1993, designed by Jack Stallings & Hawley R. Evans. North Star Golf Course offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level.

5. Palmer Golf Course

Address:  1000 Lepak Ave, Palmer, Alaska 99645, Matanuska-Susitna County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 132
Course Rating: 74.5
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,150
Scorecard: Link

Designed by William Overdorf, the Palmer golf course opened in 1990. George Collum manages the course as the Director of Golf. Also described as one of the most scenic places to play golf in the world.

6. Birch Ridge Golf Course

Address:  42223 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, Alaska 99669, Kenai Peninsula County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 9-hole course
Slope index: n/a
Course Rating: n/a
Total par (men’s tees): 35
Total yardage (men’s tees):  3105
Scorecard: Link

Surrounded by beautiful views of two active volcanoes. This 9 hole course was built in 1973, designed by Tom Smith & Charlie Foster.

7. Black Diamond Golf Course

Address:  Mile 247 George Park Hwy Otto Lake Rd, Healy, Alaska 99743, Denali County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 9-hole course
Slope index: 112
Course Rating: 33.5
Total par (men’s tees): 34
Total yardage (men’s tees):  2,732
Scorecard: Link

The links-like course was built right on top of the Alaskan tundra with little-to-no top soil. Enjoy the calmness of the environment, fresh mountain air, and astonishing panoramic scenery. This golf course was built in 2005.

8. Chena Bend Golf Course

Address:  Kinney Rd, Fort Wainwright, AK 99703, USA
Type of field:  Military
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 128
Course Rating: 73.6
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,012
Scorecard: Link

This 18-hole golf course was built in 1942 and designed by the Michigan-based architect Jerry Matthews. Known as the ” Farthest North Military Course” in the United States. Nestled between the east end of Fort Wainwright airfield and the Chena Bend River, with several holes running along the river.

9. Kenai Golf Course

Address:  1420 Lawton Dr, Kenai, Alaska 99611, Kenai Peninsula County
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 155
Course Rating: 75.5
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,816
Scorecard: Link

Kenai golf course opened in 1986. The only full-service 18 hole course on the Kenai Peninsula. With a driving range and other practice facilities you can enjoy.
Designed by Dick Morgan, M. Davis, and R. Collins.

10. Homer Golf Course

Address:  57172 East End Rd, Homer, AK 99603, United States
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public
Length of play: 9-hole course
Slope index: n/a
Course Rating: n/a
Total par (men’s tees): 27
Total yardage (men’s tees):  901
Scorecard: Link

One of the most unique settings to tee it up and makes for the perfect Alaskan experience. The course first opened for public play in 1986. The course was designed by Dave Schoar.

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