A Scenic Alaskan Golf Course Tees Off

The nine-hole golf course gives golfers beautiful views of Sitka Sound and Mt. Edgecumbe

The Sea Mountain Golf Course — just miles from downtown Sitka, Alaska — opened its fairways this summer. The nine-hole golf course and driving range are found in the Granite Creek area, giving golfers beautiful views of Sitka Sound and Mt. Edgecumbe. The course is carved out of Alaska’s natural terrain typical of the state’s Southeast rainforest regions in the midst of spruce, hemlock and alder trees.

After a day on the greens, the Sea Mountain Resort restaurant clubhouse can provide sustenance for the weary golfer.

Open for both lunch and dinner, the Sea Mountain Resort will include a menu spanning seafood, prime rib and a variety of wines and beers.

The resort is run by the non-profit organization, Sitka Golf Association, employing between 20 and 50 local workers. The Sitka Golf Association’s goal is to provide youth scholarships for golf and make golf an affordable recreation for everyone.

Sitka itself is located on Baranof Island, nestled between forested mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Sitka lies at the edge of the largest temperate rainforest in the world, Tongass National Forest.