Anchorage courses include the Anchorage Golf Course, Moose Run, Eagleglen, Tanglewood Golf Club and Russian Jack Springs Golf Course.
The Anchorage Golf Course overlooks the Anchorage bowl, providing sweeping views of Cook Inlet and Mount McKinley. The layout of the Anchorage Golf Course is as challenging as it is beautiful; 6,600 yards of rolling, tree-lined fairways lead to well guarded, undulating greens.
Moose Run Golf Course is the world’s northernmost 36-hole course, tucked into the base of the Chugach Mountains. The original Hill Course is a little shorter (6,499 yards) and better for the less-experienced golfer. The Creek Course, adjacent to Ship Creek, is the longest and most challenging golf course in Alaska with the longest single hole at 640 yards.
A favorite among big hitters, Eagleglen Golf Course is a challenge with plenty of par-5 holes. It also features lots of water, many trees and excellent greens. Moose Run and Eagleglen courses are located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, but civilians are welcome.
Russian Jack Golf Course is managed by Anchorage Parks and Recreation. The executive nine-hole golf course features artificial greens that play surprisingly like natural turf, beautiful scenery, and wooded fairways that block out the hustle and bustle of the city.
Disc Golf – Banging the Chains
If you think tossing a Frisbee® in the backyard is fun, you might really enjoy the game of disc golf – one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation. Test or hone your skills on several courses around Anchorage, each with its own set of challenges, variable terrain and mountain, rainforest or glacier views.
Disc golf is like regular golf except for the use of specially made discs, which you try and throw into a chain basket mounted on a metal post. It’s fun for the whole family, tee times are not required and play is free at several courses.
Anchorage area disc golf courses (DGC) include Kincaid Park (18 holes), Westchester Lagoon (9), Hilltop Ski Area (18), Hanshew Middle School (9), Service High School (9), Russian Jack Springs (9), Girdwood DGC (18), Alyeska Resort (9), Eagle River’s Schroeder Park (9), Gruening Middle School (18), Eagle River High School (9), and Peters Creek DGC (18). Course detail is available through the Alaska Disc Golf Association.
Discs are available for purchase at local sporting goods stores. Hilltop Ski Area rents disc packs from their concession stand. In Girdwood, you can purchase or rent discs from The Hotel Alyeska.