Golf season in Alaska is short but the scenery makes golf in “The Last Frontier” a treat. Because the golf season runs from mid-May to mid-September only, getting Alaska tee times on the spur-of-the-moment at one of state’s 18 courses is hard to do. If you are traveling to Alaska trying booking online tee times before your trip to ensure you will be guaranteed a spot.
Be prepared to play some scrambling golf once you do get an Alaska tee time. Grass doesn’t fully come in on some of the Alaska golf courses until around mid-July, and sand bunkers have a substance more akin to gravel that might challenge your shotmaking abilities.
For those of us who prefer our golf to be a bit more loose, Alaska is the place with its “Alaska Casual” dress code that allows for jeans and a clean – but not necessarily collared – shirt. Most of the tracks in snowtrack land are of the 9-hole variety, but eight full-18 courses do dot the landscape. Eagleglen in Elmendorf is tightly nestled and requires some good tee shots and Settler’s Bay “in the heart of Iditarod country” boasts of Midnight Sun tee times that can range from 6:00 a.m. until nearly midnight. Golf in the midnight sun and jeans? Sign us up!