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Get Out: Golf in Alaska

By Brett Shepard 4:47 PM April 24, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

Record warm temperatures this week have many itching to get outside and take part in summer activities, but in the Matanuska Valley one popular summer activity is already in full swing.

Golf season is typically pretty short in Alaska. That was certainly the case the past two seasons.

The low amount of snowfall this spring means an earlier start to the 2014 Alaska golf season.

For those looking to hit the links immediately, Fishhook Golf Course in the Matanuska Valley has already opened for the season.

“I wish we had a longer season here, but it’s really nice to be able to get out here in April and start playing,” said golfer Terry Simon.

While this golf season is beginning earlier than recent years, it’s not the earliest they have ever opened.

“We’ve had some years where we open up in February. We get the right amount of wind and it blows everything clear, and a couple of warm days and it melts the greens clear,” said Fishhook Superintendent Ryan Pelletier.

Courses in Alaska will likely never compare to the fancy ones found in the lower 48, but ours offer some amazing scenery.

Get your clubs ready, courses in Anchorage should begin opening in early May.

Here is a listing of all of the golf courses in Alaska:

 

VALLEY GOLF COURSES

Fishhook Golf Course

Palmer Golf Course 

Settlers Bay Golf Course

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course 

 

ANCHORAGE GOLF COURSES

Fox Hollow Golf Course/Dome 

Anchorage Golf Course 

Russian Jack Golf Course  

Moose Run Golf Course 

Eagleglen Golf Course 

 

KENAI PENINSULA & KODIAK COURSES

Fireweed Meadows Golf Course

Kachemak Bay Lynx Golf Course 

Kenai Golf Course 

Bear Valley Golf Course 

Birch Ridge Golf Course 

Bird Homestead Golf Course 

 

INTERIOR COURSES

Black Diamond Golf Course 

Chena Bend Golf Course 

Fairbanks Golf Course 

North Star Golf Club 

 

SOUTHEAST COURSES

Mt. Fairweather Golf Course 

Valley Of The Eagles Golf Links 

Mendenhall Golf 

Muskeg Meadows 

Sea Mountain Golf 

 

If you have any ideas for our Get Out series you can email me at bshepard@ktva.com

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