Tired of driving down the road but itching to make a long drive on the fairway? There are a few golfing opportunities clustered around population centers along the Alaska Highway. Though British Columbia and the Yukon might not come to mind when you’re dreaming of golf vacations, these scenic courses offer a chance to have a ton of fun playing some challenging golf. And where else can you swing under the midnight sun?
Golfing near the start of the Alaska Highway
There are three golfing opportunities in the first 45 minutes of driving along the Alaska Highway.
The Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club is less than two miles from the official start of the Alaska Highway. The course has 18 holes, a 20-stall driving range, and a chipping and putting area. Relish views of Bear Mountain and hit what the tourism association in Dawson Creek calls the toughest par-3 in the region.
Head a few more miles up the road to Farmington Fairways, where you can park your RV and spend time golfing without worrying about driving to spend the night somewhere. Farmington has 18 holes and as Tourism Dawson Creek mentions, is a course where you’re likely to see wildlife. Golfers who stay at Farmington receive 20 percent off regular green fees.
Lone Wolf Golf Club in Taylor has 18 holes and six different tee boxes to accommodate golfers of all ages.
About five hours farther up the Alaska Highway, the next golfing opportunity is at Poplar Hills. The nine-hole course sits above Muskwa Valley just outside Fort Nelson. If you’re there on a Friday, enjoy a round of golf and then take advantage of the weekly steak fry. Just be sure to call before 4 on Friday afternoon to reserve your steak.
There are two opportunities near Whitehorse to spend some time behind the wheel of a golf cart instead of an RV.
Meadow Lakes Golf will be the first course you come across heading north. This scenic course has nine holes and a par of 36. Tee times at the course start as late as 9 p.m. It’s not often you can golf at night, so take advantage of the north’s midnight sun.
Mountain View Golf Club has 18 holes, a driving range, putting green, and short range practice facility. There’s no restaurant on site, but the course does have a lounge where drinks and snacks are available.
If you’re continuing past the official end of the Alaska Highway and on to Fairbanks, the interior Alaska city offers a few more golfing opportunities.
Fairbanks Golf Course is a nine-hole course just outside the city. It’s the oldest operating golf course in interior Alaska.
Chena Bend Golf Course is an 18-hole course located on Fort Wainwright but open to the public. It’s situated on the banks of the Chena River and has several holes right next to the waterway.