Picturesque mountains, frolicking wildlife, and long summer days are hallmarks of Anchorage golf courses.

Now the city is poised to host Alaska's first United States Golf Association championship event: The 60th USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship. The tournament is scheduled to take place at the Anchorage Golf Course in July. Whether you come to compete or just enjoy the greens, here's what players can expect at one of Anchorage's top golf courses.

"We're a wooded wonderland, a truly Alaskan experience," said Jeri Cunningham, a veteran golfer and operations manager at Anchorage Golf Course.

Recent renovations, including bunker upgrades, an expanded driving range, and a new short-game facility, ensure the course is championship ready.

With a challenging 6,600 yards of landscaped terrain, AGC’s course (designed by architect Bill Newcomb) is one of four public golf courses in Anchorage. Views of Denali and the Chugach Mountains create a perfect backdrop for teeing off under the midnight sun. Meandering moose splashing in a pond, foxes rolling down hills, and eagles flying high above give visitors a chance to witness Alaska’s beauty. By participating in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, an award-winning education, and certification program, AGC will help protect the environment, enhance natural areas, and preserve wildlife habitats surrounding the course.

Voted Best in State by Golf Digest, AGC attracts players of all calibers — Golf Hall of Fame member Billy Casper, PGA Tour champion Hale Irwin, and LPGA champion Shelley Hamlin are just a few. Golf enthusiasts aiming to play in all 50 states can expect a unique experience in the 49th state. With summer days averaging 22 hours of daylight, tee times can be as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 10 p.m. For golfers planning a trip to Anchorage, AGC offers to reserve tee times months in advance.

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