Golf plus Alaska equals a memorable trip.
Visiting Alaska is on your bucket list. Playing golf is in your blood. Put the two together for an amazing experience.
Golf on the Inside Passage
Ride the Alaska Ferry from Bellingham to Wrangell, or fly directly into Wrangell where you will find your first Alaskan Golf experience at Muskeg Meadows. While in Wrangell, take time to visit the Anan Bear Observatory for nearly face to face viewing of bears doing what bears do best—fishing for salmon.
From Wrangell, ride the Alaska ferry through the Wrangell Narrows, the best part of the famous inside passage. Your destination is Juneau, the capitol of Alaska. The Mendenhall Golf Course is close to the Mendenhall Glacier. You will want to visit both of them. While in Juneau, take time to do a day cruise to Tracy Arm on one of the best glacier viewing trips available in Alaska. You will likely have the opportunity to see whales, and the Sawyer Glaciers are some of the most active glaciers in southeast Alaska.
A little off the beaten path is a side jaunt to Gustavus located in Glacier Bay National Park with more glaciers and more golf at the Mount Fairweather Golf Course. Side trips can include kayaking in Glacier Bay or choosing to take another glacier viewing cruise.
From Glacier Bay, you will fly back through Juneau on your way to Skagway and Haines. In Skagway, a journey on the famous White Pass and Yukon Railroad will take you to the summit and back or on to Carcross to experience the route taken by the intrepid gold seekers of 1898 if you have a passport. In Haines, golf beckons once more at the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links and Driving Range.
Options at this point are to return to Juneau and head for home, or take one of two other options: first, a side trip to Sitka where there is one more possibility of playing golf as well as some of the best fishing opportunities and whale watching possibilities in southeast Alaska; or second, fly over to Anchorage and continue your epic trip with more golf and incredible opportunities. These opportunities include visiting Denali National Park (golf in Healy), experiencing a hot springs and golf in Fairbanks, drifting to the Kenai Peninsula for more golf in Soldotna, Anchor Point and maybe Kodiak. Wildlife viewing, hiking, bear viewing, bird watching, camping in a yurt in Kachemak Bay State Park, and fishing are among the opportunities that await you from Kodiak to Fairbanks.