Golfing in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Golfing in the Land of the Midnight Sun
Date(s) - June 1, 2024
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When you think of Alaska, you may not immediately think of it as a golf destination, but where else can you golf at midnight with the sun still up while gazing across mountain tops in a majestic and wild setting?

Nestled amidst Alaska’s stunning wilderness, where the towering peaks meet the crystal-clear waters, lies a golfer’s paradise waiting to be discovered. Embarking on a golfing adventure in Alaska promises more than just pristine fairways and challenging holes; it offers an unparalleled experience of nature’s grandeur under the enchanting glow of the midnight sun. Here, golfing enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes while enjoying a round of golf that is unlike any other. Let’s explore the top three golf courses that capture the essence of golfing in the Land of the Midnight Sun.


Golfing in Anchorage Alaska with a Black Bear blocking the fairway and Mountain Scenery How rude, didn’t even ask if he could play through…

Anchorage Golf Course: Located in the heart of Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage Golf Course is a picturesque gem surrounded by majestic mountains and lush greenery. This 18-hole, par-72 course offers a unique blend of challenge and beauty, with undulating fairways and strategically placed hazards that test even the most seasoned golfers. One of the highlights of this course is its stunning views of the Chugach Mountains, providing a dramatic backdrop for your golfing adventure. Additionally, with the midnight sun gracing the skies during the summer months, golfers can tee off late into the evening, soaking in the unparalleled beauty of Alaska’s twilight.

Rates range from $25-75 for 18 holes, with discounts for seniors and juniors. Additional discounts for twilight and shoulder season play. Amenities include a well-stocked pro shop for equipment, apparel and accessories. After your round enjoy a beverage of your choice at the Clubhouse with mountain views. Live music on Friday evenings.



Golf course with beautiful views Not a bad view from the tee!

Settlers Bay: Situated on the shores of the Knik Arm inlet, Settlers Bay Golf Course offers an unforgettable golfing experience surrounded by Alaska’s natural splendor. This 18-hole championship course, designed by renowned architect Rick Robbins, combines links-style play with breathtaking views of the Alaskan wilderness. Golfers can expect challenging water features, strategically placed bunkers, and undulating greens that demand precision and strategy. As you navigate through the course, keep an eye out for the local wildlife, including bald eagles soaring overhead and moose grazing in the distance. With the midnight sun casting its golden hue over the landscape, a round of golf at Settlers Bay becomes an unforgettable journey into the heart of Alaska’s wilderness.

Rate for 9-hole is $34, but I do not see a current price for 18-holes listed on website. Special discounts available for Tuesdays and Thursdays, twilight or if it happens to be your birthday, play free. Punch cards available. Clubhouse has locker rooms and a restaurant with gourmet cuisine. Pro shop offers a selection of high quality golf equipment and apparel. Driving range and putting green available. The course also offers a PGA instructor, Becky Gerritsen you can book lessons with.



Aerial view of Moose Run Golf Course

Moose Run: Named after its frequent visitors, Moose Run Golf Course offers two distinct courses that showcase the diverse beauty of Alaska’s landscape. The Creek Course winds its way through dense forests and alongside sparkling creeks, providing a serene yet challenging golfing experience. Meanwhile, the Hill Course offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, with elevation changes and strategic bunkering adding an extra layer of difficulty. Whether you choose to play one or both courses, Moose Run promises a golfing adventure unlike any other, where you can tee off under the midnight sun and witness Alaska’s untamed beauty at every turn.

Rate for 18 holes is $51, and $54 on weekends and holidays. Deep discounts for military personnel ranging from $20 to $27 depending on rank. Additional savings for twilight and shoulder season play. The clubhouse features a proshop and restaurant serving delicious meals and beverages. Practice facilities include a driving range, putting green, and chipping area. Golf instruction programs available.


Golfing in Alaska is a truly extraordinary experience that combines the thrill of the game with the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer seeking new challenges or a nature enthusiast looking to immerse yourself in Alaska’s wilderness, these top three golf courses offer an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Last Frontier. So pack your clubs, embrace the midnight sun, and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime on Alaska’s pristine fairways.



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