Travel & Leisure #10 Top Military Golf Course in the World
One of the Best in the Country!
The Creek Course
The Creek Course opened in 2000 and is the most challenging golf course in the state; perhaps the most challenging many golfers have ever played. It's the longest golf course in Alaska at 7,324 yards, and has the Longest Single Hole, the par 5 number 11 at 640 yards. Two of the holes, number 6 and 11, play through reclaimed gravel pits and are two of most scenic holes to be found in Alaska. The course was designed by Robin Nelson who is known for his ability to build golf courses that are sensitive to their sites, preserve the character of land and make the game of golf fun, challenging and enjoyable.
Other renowned courses he has designed include: Mauna Lani Golf Courses on the Big Island of Hawaii; The Mimosa Golf and Country Club in the Philippines; the Bali Golf and Country Club Course in Bali, Indonesia, the Dragon Golf Course in Northern California and numerous other courses around the world.
Robin Nelson, Creek Course Architect
* Named by "Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) "Golf Course Architect of the Year 2001.
* Nelson was the lead architect on newly designed and remodeled courses around the world, including more than three dozen in Hawaii. His name also appears on projects in Australia, Canada, China, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
* Nelson's layouts included Mauna Lani Golf Courses, Kohala Coast, Hawaii; Bali Golf & Country Club, Nusa Dua, Bali; Shenzhen Golf Club, Shenzhen, China; Ravenwood Golf Club, Victor, N.Y.; and The Dragon at Gold Mountain, Portola, Calif,
Excerpt from Golf Today Magazine, December, 2000
Having his 18-hole championship golf-course design in Alaska open. Named Creek Course at Moose Run, the course's frontier-like, surrounding environs near Anchorage required that Nelson carry bear repellent while on-site. Nelson and work crews braved wildlife - including brown and black bears, moose, lynx, fox and wolves - during routing, forest clearing and construction at Creek Course at Moose Run.
Congratulations to the Creek Course!
Golf Digest's "Best New Courses in America" (2001)
#10 in the World, Travel and Leisure Magazine's "Top Military Golf Courses" (2006)
#49 in the United States, Golf Digest "America's 50 Toughest Golf Courses" (2007)
#1 in Alaska, Golf Week's Best Courses you Can Play (2008) ;
#1 in Alaska, Golf Digest's "Best in State" (2009);
Top Ten Armed Forces Golf Course by Links Magazine (2011)
#2 in Alaska (AGC #1), Golf Week's Best Courses you Can Play (2011)
#2 in Alaska (AGC #1), Golf Week's Best Courses you Can Play (2012)
Bridge update! There is a plan in place to replace the Creek Course's bridge. It is currently in the "design phase." It is anticipated that the abutments will start to be constructed in April/May of 2015. However, the actual construction of the bridge may not start until winter 2015, with completion of the bridge in the 2016 golf season.
While the #3 bridge on the Creek Course is being repaired, we will be re-routing the course to accomodate golfers.
For those of you who are familiar with the layout, the temporary routing will be: 1, 2, 17, 18, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 ...15, 16, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work hard to work around the destruction from last fall's storms.
SEE TEMPORARY LAYOUT BELOW: