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Best Golf Courses in Alaska for 2022

Alaska has less than 30 courses, and it will never be in the same conversation as Florida, Arizona or California for sun or golf. This does not mean that there is no possibility of doing so in the last frontier.

Even the US Golf Association has made it a point to travel to Alaska, hosting the 2022 US Senior Women’s Amateur at the Anchorage Golf Course. This layout is the #1 public-access course in Golfweek’s state-by-state rankings of the best courses you can play.

Speaking of these top Golfweek rankings, for most states, we generate lists of the best public and private courses. For Alaska, there just isn’t enough golf for both lists. All of the courses listed below host public play.

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Golfweek’s Best offers numerous lists of course rankings, with the list of the best courses available to the public among the most popular. All of the courses on this list allow public access in one way or another, whether it’s standard daily green fees, through a resort, or by staying at an affiliated hotel. If there is a will, there is a starting time.

The Creek Course at Moose Run Golf Course at Base Elmendorf-Richardson in the Anchorage area. (Courtesy of Moose Run)

1. GC Anchor
Anchorage (m)

2. Chena Bend
Fairbanks (m)

3. Moose Run (stream)
Fort Richardson

4. PalmerGC
Palm tree (m)

5. Moose Run (Hill)
Fort Richardson (c)

(m): Modern course, built in 1960 or later
(c): classic course, built before 1960

The hundreds of members of Golfweek’s Best Review Panel continuously evaluate courses and rate them against 10 criteria on a 1-10 point basis. They also provide a unique overall rating for each course. These overall scores are averaged to produce these rankings.