Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Valley of the Eagles - Haines, Alaska

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PastureGolf.com Play links style Pasture Golf in Alaska at the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links in Haines. We welcome submissions of pasture golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.

Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range

Name of Course: Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range
Address: 1.5 Mile Haines Highway, Haines, AK 99827-1249
Course Phone: 907 766 2401 or 907 723 1760
Course Contact: Stan Jones
Fees: $25 for 9 holes, $35 for 18
Number of Holes: 9
Yardage: 2700
Par:   36
Season: May to September
Course Type: Links
Course Designer: Mark Miller, Seattle
Year Built: 2005
Facilities & Amenities: At this time one porta-potty. The links are being developed as an ecologically friendly golf outing.
Events: None scheduled at this time, still getting the links completed
Reason for submitting course: Another recent visitor who did not have time to play the course was Bill Hill of Cow Chip Country Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He told me about Pasture Golf and advised me to contact you. If you would like additional information contact me or better come and behold! - Stan Jones, 6/10/05

Small streams run through the property that serve as rearing habitat for salmon and trout. Bears and moose roam the area. Therefore we will not use herbicides or insecticides on the property. It took 7.5 years to get the permits to build the course. The entire area is considered to be wetlands by the US Army Corp of Engineers. The extreme tides in this area are about 25 feet and mean tide exchanges are 13.7 feet and the extreme high tides, occurring a few times a year flood 90% of the playing area.

This area is also undergoing isostatic glacial rebound so that the area is rising from the sea about 0.9 inches per year. In the years I have owned the upland property there has been about a three foot rise. In about thirty years no tides will flood the course. I was required to use native grass species for the fairways and am using artificial turf for the putting surfaces.

As you can realize from the tide factor, the course is essentially at sea level. The surrounding mountains rise quickly to as much as seven thousand feet and have glaciers. The ridge line to the West is the border of Glacier Bay National Park. Therefore the glaciers on the other side are in the park and their continuance down the East side are out of the park. This course may be the most spectacularly beautiful course in the world. The fairways will never be like those at Pebble Beech, etc. A recent visitor told me that she had been to Pebble Beech but it did not compare in natural beauty to our course. - S.J.

If you have photos of Valley of the Eagles Golf Links or more information about this course we'd love to hear from you. Contact us!

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This Page Updated: July 27, 2005

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