Golf in the State of Alaska
From Alaska, a long drive across the Bering Strait would put the ball on a green in Asia! Nicknamed "the Last Frontier", the state borders the Canadian province of British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and both the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. Although it is the largest U.S. state by area, with room for countless golf courses, its sparse population needs only 21: Anchorage with 7, Soldotna with 4, Fairbanks 3 and the balance in smaller jurisdictions.
The North Star Golf Club in Fairbanks is the most northerly course in North America - at certain times of the year, golfers can enjoy a round at midnight! Orange balls allow players to play in wintery conditions. Settlers Bay Golf Course, Wasilla, offers 18 holes, surrounded by natural Alaska beauty. Scenic Palmer Golf Course, Palmer, is a highly ranked 18-hole links-style course. A quick 9-hole, par 3 round can be played at Homer Golf Course, Homer - handy if the weather is nippy. Another 9-hole course, the Black Diamond Golf, Healy, offers great views and crisp, fresh air. At Kenai Golf Course, Kenai, your family certainly has a good chance of golfing among families of moose, cranes, caribou and eagles. Pro Danny Edwards, the only pro from Alaska, hails from Ketchikan and proved he can catch several PGA Tour wins.