Alaska

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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 2018. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Alaska

Anchorage

1st Alaska - Best in Area

A Bill Newcomb design that first opened for play in 1987, Anchorage Golf Course twists and turns across an undulating landscape on the outskirts of the City of Lights and Flowers, where the Chugach Mountain Range forms a fantastic backdrop to the golfing activity.

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Moose Run (Creek)

2nd Alaska - Best in Area

The Creek course at Moose Run is a challenging Robin Nelson design that debuted in 2000 as the longest layout in Alaska (at 7,324 yards) and it features the state’s longest hole (measuring all of 640 yards) at the par five 11th.

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Chena Bend

3rd Alaska - Best in Area

Michigan-based architect Jerry Matthews, former President of the ASGCA, designed the 18-hole Chena Bend golf course at Fort Wainwright and it’s known as the “Farthest North Military Course” in the United States.

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Settlers Bay

4th Alaska - Best in Area

Situated in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, just eight miles from Wasilla, Settlers Bay Golf Course lies within the only residential golf community in all of Alaska. Opening as a 9-hole layout in 1977, it took another twenty years before the second nine holes were added.

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Moose Run (Hill)

5th Alaska - Best in Area

Billed as “the world’s northernmost 36-hole golf facility,” Moose Run lies to the east of Anchorage, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, comprising the 18-hole Hill and Creek layouts. Many golfers who play here are attached to the nearby Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military establishment...

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses reviewed
1 Colin Braithwaite Courses Reviewed 5
2 Don Kramer Courses Reviewed 1