The Interior offers a few options to visitors who want to play a round of golf.
It’s recommended to call in advance to book a tee time at any of the courses.
The North Star Golf Club, on Golf Course Drive off the Old Steese Highway, will not be operating this summer unless new ownership is found.
Fairbanks Golf Course
The facility near the intersection of Farmers Loop and Ballaine Road is the oldest operating golf course in the Interior. The 9-hole, 3,132-yard layout offers three holes each at par-3, par-4 and par-5.
The course is open to the public and offers yearly membership. It also is home to the Edge Restaurant, which is open year round. Call 479-6555 to book a tee time. More information is available at www.fairbanksgolfcourse.com/.
Chena Bend Golf Course
Chena Bend is located on Fort Wainwright and is the nation’s farthest north military golf course.
Golf Digest has ranked Chena Bend multiple times as the No. 1 golf course in Alaska.
The layout is par-72, 18 holes and 6,476 yards. Several holes are located along the Chena River. The Chena Bend Clubhouse offers two state-of-the-art aboutGolf simulators. Call 353-6223 to book a tee time.
More information is available at wainwright.armymwr.com/programs/chena-bend-clubhouse. Chena Bend is scheduled to host the Alaska State Match Play Championship on Aug. 1-4.
The nine-hole course is located at the Black Diamond Resort and it features views of the Alaska Range.
The course is located minutes away from Denali National Park, and pickups and drop-offs are offered to golfers staying at area hotels.
There’s also chances that golfers can encounter wildlife or find moose hoofprints on the course.
Tee times can be made at 907-683-4653 or https://www.blackdiamondtourco.com/golfing.html.