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Russian Jack golf course gets a face-lift

By Kristin Anderson Photojournalist: Jared Mazurek - 6:35 PM June 13, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

Russian Jack Springs Park Golf Course is expected to reopen next month with some new greens and tee boxes.

“First, we replaced all the tee boxes. They were over 30 years old,” said Maeve Nevins, landscape artist and planner. “That project initiated the greens to be replaced. And so now we’re working on the greens.”

A company from New York has come in and redesigned the greens. First Tee Alaska received a grant that helped fund the tee box renovations. The greens are being remodeled with state-of-the-art turf that will be able to handle Anchorage’s cold climate.

Rocky Pasquale has played for 30 years, and said the poor playing conditions are what drove him away from playing the course.

“It wasn’t a true test of golf, just because it bounced so hard and you couldn’t control your ball,” Pasquale said.

Nevins said the project costs just under $500,000. The nine-hole course is expected to reopen the weekend of July 4.

 

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