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FOR SALE BY OWNER
House and 10 Acres
4700 Farm Loop
Road, Palmer, Alaska
Near Palmer-Fishhook Rd.
Country living. Landscaping and mountain views.
Horse barn, flower & vegetable gardens,
near golf course & Hatcher Pass.
Anchorage commute averages 55 minutes.
Talk about a challenge, Hole #7 is a 460 yard par 4 and
the rain squall is headed this way. Photo courtesy of Chuck Logsdon,
For more information see the Fishhook Golf Course Web
Site at www.fishhookgolfcourse.com
Fishhook Golf Course (formerly Fishhook Glenn) - Palmer, Alaska
A Quick Nine at Fishhook Golf Course—Palmer Alaska
May 18, 2005
- Story and Photos submitted by Chuck Logsdon
It’s been a very pleasant Spring here in Palmer.
The weather has been mostly above freezing since the first week of April
and no frost so far in May. I golfed Fishhook back in mid April when the
course was brown with lots of seasonal melt ponds so I was looking forward
to some green grass; and the course delivered. Jess and Skip continue
to make improvements to the course and it shows.
The greens are better every year, and the players are by and large more
sophisticated about keeping play moving. That said, I have put together
a quick tour of the course as it looks this Spring—fantastic!
|Name of Course:
||PO Box 2268, Palmer, AK 99645
||On Fishhook Road near the intersection of Fishhook
Road and Glenn Highway north of Palmer, Alaska - can't miss it!
||In the Matanuska Valley near Palmer, Alaska
||$14 for 9 holes. Early Bird Special: $12 greens before
10AM weekdays only.
||8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
|Number of Holes:
||Snowfall to snowfall
||Skip Pellitier and Jesse Werner
||KBEAR St. Judes Classic (mid June)
|Facilities & Amenities:
||Driving range, small pro shop, club repairs and fitting.
Power carts available. Clubhouse and covered driving range staffed.
||None (All greens are permanent now)
||Can't be in a hurry. Lots of amateurs play the course.
The course has gotten much busier to the point that you will need
a tee time on weekends. It is still pretty easy to walk on during
The driving range and check-in. Rent a cart if you wish.
The first tee offers the first of many views of Pioneer Peak.
The #1 hole is a 500 + yard par 5 with a short dog leg to the left. Play
it safe and stay right on the approach or risk a lost ball.
Ben watches his drive at #2, a 370 yard par 4. Playing to the left makes
this hole relatively short, the elevated green makes it tough.
Holing out #2.
Hole #3, a 150 yard par 3. The sloping green is the toughest part about
Everyone bogeyed this 380 yard par 4. Needless to say its my favorite
350 yards uphill at #5. No water now in the thaw pond to the left. It
looks longer than it is.
Finishing up #5 with Lazy Mountain (and a rain squall) in the background.
Hole #6 is a challenging 520 yard par 5 with a dogleg to the left. Just
aim to the left of the top of Pioneer Peak.
Mike looks at his second shot on #6 still 250 yards from the elevated
green with a dogleg around the trees. A tough hole no doubt about it.
Mike is on with a good pitch at #7.
View of the Driving Range on the way to #8
Mike tees off on 210 yard #8
Mike waits as Chuck tries a pitch shot from just off the green on #8.
Mike goes long on the 410 yard #9.
What can I say, another great day for Spring golf at Fishhook!!! - C.L.,
Since you are asking for submissions and having just played the
course today thought we would send you some updated pictures.- Shawn
& MaryAnn Pierre of Chugiak, Alaska - 7/5/03
July 2003 Photo Series Courtesy of Shawn & MaryAnn Pierre
Sunny skies in the Matanuska Valley and its time to hit
the pasture for a little golf. Katie and I got in 9 holes yesterday
and it was a lot of fun. The course is somewhat beaten up. The big windstorm
in March took much of the roof off of the horse barn adjacent to the
course and there were large twisted chunks of metal roofing scattered
in the trees lining the course.
Katie heads up a hill in the middle of #7 with Pioneer Peak looming
As you can see in the attached pictures, there are alot
of thaw ponds which makes play even more interesting than usual. You
can see some ice on some even. Anyway this time of year is in many ways
the best time to play the course since it is hard to lose your ball
with the grass short and brown, added water hazards, and the opportunity
to see migrating geese, ducks, and cranes. Just a few Canadian geese
this time. - Chuck Logsdon, 4/19/03
A thaw pond reflects Lazy Mt and Matanuska Peak, with the club house
and driving range in the background. The April 2003 photo series
courtesy of Chuck Logsdon
More of Fishhook Golf Course played by
Katie Eberhart and Chuck Logsdon on April 18, 2003.
Chuck tees off from a seasonal astroturf tee box on #8
Katie holing out on #1
A rain squall approaches on #2 in an otherwise perfect day
Katie pauses to check out the view of Pioneer Peak from #5
23, 2000 Great flocks of Canada Geese over by the Fairgrounds south
of Palmer. Fishhook Golf Course had about 70 Sandhill Cranes and a flock
of Canada geese near the 6th hole. Some cranes leaped into the air,
flapping their wings, performing a courtship ritual.
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