The Last Frontier State of Alaska is the largest in the United States by land area and it’s also the least densely populated in the nation. Unlike most American states which are divided into counties, Alaska is made up of boroughs with most of its hardy half million inhabitants living in and around Anchorage, the largest city. It’s a land of glacier ice, permafrost and snow covered peaks where temperatures away from the west coast remain well below zero for large parts of the year.
The Alaska Golf Association was established in 1950 and it currently oversees the golfing activities of members in fourteen affiliated clubs; from Sea Mountain on Baranof Island in the south to North Star in Fairbanks, the most northerly course in America. Some Alaskan layouts, like Fairbanks Golf & Country Club, are open 24 hours a day during June and July, which is a great relief for insomniac golfers.
The top two 18-hole layouts in Alaska are all situated in Anchorage: Bill Newcomb designed the Anchorage Golf Course and its rolling, tree-lined fairways were first unveiled in 1987. Robin Nelson added the 18-hole Creek layout to the existing 18-hole Hill course at Moose Run in 2000. Unfortunately the once highly rated Eagleglen course, a 1971 Robert Trent Jones Jnr design that lies next to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military base, closed in 2014,
Our Alaska Best In State Rankings were last updated in April 2016. Click the link to read the story.