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Tanana River Golf Classic held in June 2000

The Tanana River Golf Classic is a four person "best ball" tournament, played as they lie, from Fairbanks, Alaska, down the Tanana River and back by boat. Usually held in June, traditionally, the Tanana River Golf Classic starts at the Pikes Water Front Lodge and ends at Pike's Landing.

Tanana River Golf Classic

Name of Course: The Tanana River
Address: Fairbanks, Alaska
Location: Pikes Waterfront Lodge
Fees: Entry Fee is $125 per team
Local Rules: If the driver of a boat is intoxicated, Hole Monitors will disqualify the entire team. No protests - A Hole Monitor's decision is final (but we appreciate suggestions). Team made up of foursomes by boat playing "Best Ball". Penalties: Any littering on river or surrounding sandbars will result in points being assessed against your team. Play the best lie: all shots may be teed up. Drops: Up to 2 club lengths = 1 stroke. Over 2 club lengths, lost or swimming ball = 2 strokes. Five minute ball hunt rule. Disqualification: not wearing your life jacket and trespassing on marked experimental zones. Have fun!
Season: Annual event - Usually scheduled in early June (check with tournament organizers for the exact date and time).
Designed By: Mother Nature and the Fun officials will remold the course each year. Water level will dictate the boat landing areas and course of play. There will be well marked, standard holes, and fun holes. Don't be surprised by anything! Map directions and rules will be provided by Alaska Fun, Inc. They will also provide a hole monitor at each hole for those who cannot read maps.
Prior Use: River landings and sandbars
Advice: Bring lots of balls; wear tennis shoes, deck shoes or waders; rain gear and warm jackets are recommended; don't forget the bug spray; pack a lunch; have fun and be careful out there! 

Other Alaska Golf Events Worthy of Notice

Pillar Mountain Golf Classic - Par 70 One Hole Tournament to drive a golf ball up Pillar Mountain near Kodiak. Sponsored by the Professional Cross-Country Golf Association.

The Bering Sea Ice Golf Classic, held during the Iditarod in March, in which six holes, Par 41, are set up on sea ice near Nome, Alaska. Sponsored by Bering Sea Lions Club.

Unalaska Tundra Golf Classic - Eighteen hole golf classic on the tundra behind Pyramid mountain.

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