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Rules, Etiquette & FAQ's

USGA RULES GOVERN ALL PLAY

(Except where Local Rules Apply)

  • All golf players must register at the Pro Shop prior to playing.
  • Proper attire must be worn at all times.
  • All carts must be kept at least 30 yards from greens.
  • Please observe the 90-degree rule with motorized carts.
  • PLEASE REPAIR ALL BALL MARKS AND FILL DIVOTS.

LOCAL RULES

  • All Asphalt surfaces - Free Drop.
  • Out of Bounds on Holes: 6,7,8,14,15,17 - Fence line right of fairway.
  • While playing Hole 4, Hole 7 is considered out of bounds.
  • Net frame on Hole 7 plays as an immovable obstruction (Rule 24-2) free relief if obstruction interferes with stance or swing. No replay of any shots striking the obstruction.
  • While playing Hole 18, the parking lot on the right side of the hole is considered out of bounds.
  • A ball hit into the wildflower beds is a free drop.
  • Handicap Player's Flag Policy: Handicap Flag.pdf

PACE OF PLAY

  • Always be ready to play your next shot, even when closer than other players.

GAPS BETWEEN GROUPS

  • If your group has fallen behind, a player assistant will ask you to increase your pace of play as a first warning.
  • If an entire hole opens up ahead of your group, a player assistant will assist you in moving the group forward one hole to maintain your position on the course.
  • Group position is determined by the group in front of you.
  • You should always be as close as possible to the group in front of you.
  • Do not worry about the group behind you. It is their responsibility to keep up with you.
  • Position should be: tee box, fairway, green.

LOST BALL

  • During general play, you can search a maximum of 2 minutes for a lost ball. Any ball not recovered after that time shall be declared lost and a dropped ball should be played.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of weather should I expect?

Alaska weather can vary dramatically during the course of a round. Temperatures in our prime season of June, July and August is usually in the 60’s or 70’s, although we have had some days in the 80’s. Rain can come at a moment’s notice, but thunderstorms are extremely rare at out course. We do recommend having enough layers as needed.


What attire is appropriate for the course?

We understand this is Alaska and we expect you will do other things besides golf.  While our dress code is more relaxed than private clubs, we do have some basic standards.  Jeans are allowed and golf appropriate shirts or t-shirts must be worn at all times.  We will not permit any profane or graphic attire as we are a family-friendly facility.  Shirts and shorts must be an appropriate length.


What kind of spikes are required?

Soft Spikes are required at the course.


Should I walk or do I need to take a cart?

We do not require the use of carts. If you are a dedicated walker, feel free! The course is reasonably hilly, so if your home course is flat, you may consider a cart. The back nine is a bit more challenging to walk than the front, so you may consider a cart for the back nine only. You are welcome to rent a cart when you make the turn if necessary.


What type of Rental Clubs do you offer?

We currently offer three types of rental clubs; Srixon, TaylorMade and Callaway.  Men's standard rentals are brand new Srixon 355s as well as TaylorMade Burners.  Standard rentals are $30.  Men's Premium rentals are the Callaway XRs, which are $40.  Women's rentals are the Callaway Solaire and are $30.


Do you rent shoes?

We do not rent shoes at this time, but you are welcome to wear tennis or soft soled shoes on the course.


Are riders welcome?

Riders are welcome over the age of 6. A cart fee of $10 is required.


Can I bring my own cooler or beverages?

Per Alaska state law, bringing your own alcoholic beverages is not permitted. We do not permit coolers on the course. If you have specific medical needs and need to bring something with you, please make arrangements with our management team in advance so we can assist you accordingly.


Should I make a reservation?

We strongly encourage you to make a reservation if at all possible. If you can’t, we will accommodate you as soon as possible.


I’m a single. Do I need to make a tee time or can I just walk on?

We do not make reservations for single golfers; please feel free to come to the course and get on our wait list. We can usually accommodate you within the hour.


How far in advance can I make a tee time?

We take tee times up to 5 days in advance for Alaska residents. If you are coming up from the Lower 48 and need to arrange your schedule further in advance, please contact our tournament office at 907-522-7825 or by email HERE.


How long will it take me to play the course?

Our rated pace of play is four and a half hours. We expect all golfers to play at that pace or faster if conditions are appropriate.


I’ve got 5 players. Can I play 5?

No, we do not permit five-somes at any time.


Can I share clubs with my partner?

All golfers must have their own set of clubs. We have plenty of rental sets available for your use.


What if I am late for my tee time?

While we will accommodate you to the best of our ability, we recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tee time if not earlier. This will give you amply opportunity to check in, get your rental clubs, hit a few balls, roll a few putts, and take in the beautiful views before your round.


Can I play alone or will I play with others?

While we will attempt to accommodate your request, there will be times, particularly Thursday through Sunday, when we will have to pair you with other golfers.


How can I get there if I don’t have a car?

We are only a short 15 minute cab ride from Anchorage International Airport. Please call 907-644-4444 for Checker Cab, or 907-222-2222 for Yellow Cab.


How late can I tee off and still finish?

Daylight hours vary wildly in Alaska. This is the Land of the Midnight Sun, and our last tee time is 10:00pm. That being said, if you are looking to play 18 holes in June or July, you can tee off up until approximately 8PM and still finish. Click here to determine civil twilight (actual darkness) on the day you wish to play.


Do you allow carts to drive in the fairways?

Yes, using the 90 degree rule and depending on course conditions on the day you wish to play. There are days where we simply cannot permit carts into the fairways.


What is the 90 degree rule?

We ask you keep you cart on the path until you get to the first ball of the two players in the cart. Please take your cart off the path at 90 degrees to get to the first ball. If the 2nd ball is a short distance away, proceed to the 2nd ball. If the 2nd ball is a long distance away, please return to the path and travel along the path until you reach the 2nd ball.


What are the golf shop hours?

Hours vary, but in-season we are open from 5AM until 10:00PM.


Is there a practice range?

Yes, our range has up to 50 hitting stations and are all grass. As we are all grass, we ask you please hit between the range dividers at all times, preserving the grass in other areas and for the safety of all range users. Also, please use a tight pattern when using the range, as opposed to hitting the ball randomly. This will preserve the turf for other users and help us to maintain quality turf conditions.


What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that issues may arise that prevent you from using your reservation. Please call us as soon as possible so that we may accommodate others. If your reservation is being held by a credit card and you cancel your tee times less than 5 days in advance of your reservation, if we can fill your reservation we will not charge your credit card.


Can kids play?

Of course! We encourage kids to play for the future of the game. For safety, no kids 6 or under are permitted on the course, but kids that young are permitted to learn the game on our practice areas under parental supervision.