17 Most Popular Public Golf Courses in Alaska
Many people are surprised to learn of Alaska’s thriving golf community. Most people assume it’s just glaciers, grizzly bears and the northern lights. Whether you are vacationing in Alaska or live there full time you should not miss the opportunity to play 18 holes under the mesmerizing midnight sun. In this article, we’ll dive into my top 17 picks, cultivated over my three visits to Alaska. From courses perfect for newcomers to those that challenge even the most seasoned pros, I’ve gathered the best public golf courses Alaska has to offer and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Anchorage Golf Course - Best Public Golf Course in Anchorage
Anchorage Golf Course, designed by Bill Newcomb and established in 1987, is an enticing 18-hole course with a par of 72, set amidst the stunning Alaskan landscape. The course is reasonably priced at $40, regardless of whether you're playing on a weekday or weekend. With an earliest tee time at 5:00 AM, the course offers ample time for golfers to enjoy their game, operating until 5:00 PM. The greens, made of Bent Grass, and the Poa Annua Grass fairways, are meticulously maintained, although aeration times can vary. Do note, the course is quite challenging, boasting 40 bunkers and a strict policy against fivesome golf groups. All in all, Anchorage Golf Course promises a memorable golfing experience for those seeking a blend of beauty and challenge.