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Address: 330 Golf Club Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712-2214
Phone Number: 907-457-4653
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This is the world's northernmost USGA regulation golf course, which offers...

This is the world's northernmost USGA regulation golf course, which offers a links-style layout with open fairways.

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Tough, Rough Green but Fun

Don't expect to play at your best but expect to have fun! An Alaskan tundra green is definitely a challenge! You will probably need to allow more time to finish playing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
jowilliams8913
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Freeland, MI
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to do the visitor special because we wanted to be golfing at midnight. Unfortunately, the course is not open that late, but we did play almost until 11:00pm, which would be unheard of back home. The course is certainly unique. As other reviewers have said, the fairways were anything but flat. Due to the rain, it was somewhat... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The course was built in the 1990's in a cleared out forest area with much area being built on the permafrost which causes man undulations and sunken spots on the course surfaces. Greens were kind of rough, but that made the experience more challenging. Received a certificate, cap and golf ball with the visitors package. A neat experience for any... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Don't expect to play at your best but expect to have fun! An Alaskan tundra green is definitely a challenge! You will probably need to allow more time to finish playing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Really pretty. Difficult cuz I'm not good at golf. The grass is crazy. Went after a rain, the whole course was a water hazard. Still fun, I'll be going again in the sun though

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is NOT a country club, so do not expect manicured fairways but the course will challenge your game the way few other courses can. Permafrost damage from brutal winters creates an uneven course with difficult greens. There are a few bare patches where the turf has not survived the winter but these are usually repaired within a few weeks... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This course has a lot of permafrost damage. They had a skids get working the fairways while we were there. Not to mention its full of mosquitoes Might be better off playing the 9 hole Fairbanks course or Wainwright

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Montgomery, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The staff was friendly and they have a nice tourist package that includes a hat, ball with logo, certificate stating you've played there, etc. Course was in DECENT shape considering the amount of rain. Be prepared for plenty of mosquitos. Recommend playing with brightly colored balls since the fairways are littered with white mushrooms. I lost about 8 balls in... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've played this course a few times while on vacation and love it! It is more like the rough courses you would find in Scotland, not the manicured, country club style found in the lower 48. Permafrost makes for some interesting plays. Staff was friendly and helpful. Tee times can usually be made for the same day IF it is... More 

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Woodbine, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wanted to play at the northern most course in the USA, check... Wouldn't go back. Lost balls in the fairway, greens looked and putted like 70's shag carpet. The only positive, it was very scenic.

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arizona
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25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were happy that we golfed at North Star however, with the permafrost foundation, the golfing is unusual. The fairways are rough. They rent clubs and we reserved a tee time w/clubs ahead of time but when we arrived, they didn't have a set of mens clubs assembled. They scrambled and put one together but the driver was bent. The... More 

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