When you want to combine golfing pleasure with ski trips, rugged hiking adventures or even mountain climbing the state of Alaska is the ideal destination. Golf, swimming and tennis are as readily available as ice skating during the warmer months of the year. In fact many guests feel that the crisp, fresh air and expansive landscape settings adds an extra boost to their game.
Among the most highly rated Alaskan golf courses are the Creek Course and the Hill Course at Moose Run in Fort Richardson. Moose Run is popular for hosting a number of special golfing events. The Senior Golfer’s America Polar Bear Classic is one Alaska Golf tournament that has been very successful for the Fort Richardson area.
Golfers who search for some of the most exciting and adventurous courses could also play at Settlers Bay Golf Course in Wasilla, AK or the Black Diamond Course in Healy, Alaska. Do be aware that tee times are much different than those in the “Lower 48” states. You can tee off as early as 4:30 in the morning or as late as 10pm at night. It just depends on the time of year that you are visiting the great state of Alaska.
Anchorage, Alaska features a course providing golfers with a magnificent vantage point that overlooks much of the city. In between your shots you are afforded some awe-inspiring views that include Mount McKinley and the Cook Inlet.
For many golfers the landscaping and surrounding countryside offer nearly as much pleasure as the actual game. Where else can you spend a day on the links while in the distance there are snow capped peaks that seem to touch the sky?
Moose, fox, bald eagles and even the occasional bear can be spotted by golfers who often pause the game to observe these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. There are few states that offer the variety of activities and the stunning natural scenery that is found in Alaska.