Tuesday, May 22, 2012
There is an 18 hole golf course in Wrangell - USGA rated Moderate to Difficult. The course, called Muskeg Meadows, is owned and managed by the Wrangell Alaska Golf Club. You can read about it on their website here. The site includes photos of the entire course. You can smell the fresh salt air. The site also offers a modest history of the course, describing it as a "community" effort. This is a significant understatement. Volunteers worked shoulder to shoulder with iron garden rakes smoothing out the fairways for seeding. Greens fee for all 18 holes is $33. Better yet, annual membership is only $30, and then you play for $22.50. Join the club. Get your airline ticket. Enter one of their tournaments. And learn the Raven Rule: if a raven carries off your ball you get a free drop, but only if there is a witness.