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Russian Jack golf course reopens

By KTVA CBS 11 News 11:24 AM July 8, 2014

Good news for Anchorage golfers looking to take advantage of the sunshine: The course at Russian Jack Springs Park is open for play.

The park was closed while it underwent some much-needed upgrades, including new tee boxes and greens.

The old greens had been in place since 1972 and were in such bad condition that playing there was very difficult.

“It’s a 9-hole course. It’s kind of a hard course to play. Now you can hit your ball on the green without it flying 50 feet in the air,” said Becky Erickson, president of First Tee of Alaska.

A number of local companies helped fund the park facelift, including donating supplies and labor to make it happen.

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