Valley of the Eagles Golf
Hit the links on one of the world’s most scenic golf courses. Professionally and ecologically designed to maintain the wetlands and vegetation, this 9-hole course provides amazing riverfront and mountain vistas.
- Valley of the Eagles Golf Course
- 9 hole, professionally designed golf course
- Astroturf Greens safeguard the surrounding salmon spawning habitat
- Pull Carts provided - walk in a beautiful setting surrounded jagged peaks
- Even on cloudy day, the views are stunning.
After a catamaran ride from Skagway to Haines you will be treated to a fascinating town tour including Fort Seward and the parade grounds. After driving through the Fort you will go to the golf course and be outfitted with all of your equipment including clubs, pull-cart, balls (3) and overboots (overboots are only needed if the course is wet).
The next 3 hours of this 6 hour excursion will be spent enjoying the professionally designed par 36 9-hole course. Abundant wildlife compliments the amazing mountain scenery with frequent sightings of spawning salmon, bald eagles, moose, waterfowl, mink, otters, wolves, and songbirds. The course is ecologically designed to enhance the salmon streams, maintain wetlands, and all vegetation is native to the area. Several viewing stations are equipped with binoculars and distributed throughout the course to maximize your opportunities to get up and close with the wildlife and the spectacular mountain and river views.
After the game you will be transported back to the fast ferry and on to Skagway. This is a great family experience and kids are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your camera!!
(~60 minutes) – We’ll help you board the comfortable enclosed ferry for the 50-minute narrated, scenic journey down the Lynn Fjord to Haines. Restrooms onboard.
(~25 minutes) – Upon arrival in Haines, restrooms will be available and you’ll meet your guide and driver for a breathtaking interpretive drive by the historic Fort Seward on our way to the Valley of the Eagles Golf Course.
(~2.75 hours) – Upon arrival at the course, your guide will get you setup with appropriately sized clubs, a pull-cart and 3-balls. Next, you’ll be able to play golf the scenic Valley of the Eagles Course at your own pace. There are numerous viewpoints throughout the course where you’ll be able to soak in the dramatic backdrop of the towering mountains and the glacially-fed Chilkat River.
(~25 minutes) – You’ll also have time to visit the pro-shop and learn more about the course and its eco-friendly construction. A light snack will also be served at the end of play.
(~25 minutes) – Once we wrap up at the course we’ll head over to the ferry dock where you’ll have the opportunity to use the restrooms and take additional photos of Haines before boarding the ferry for the return trip to Skagway.
(~55 minutes) – Enjoying the scenic ride back up the fjord to Skagway.
(~15 minutes) – Upon returning to Skagway, a short walk will bring you back to our original meeting point, just a few minutes’ walk or shuttle to downtown Skagway and all three cruise ship docks.
Your guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. If you are arriving by cruise ship, your guide will meet you at the end of the pier that your ship docks at. Otherwise the meeting location is the Small Boat Harbor sign. CLICK HERE to see a map detailing these locations in Skagway. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Skagway and Haines Excursions".
What equipment is provided?
Once at the course you will be provided with clubs, a pull-cart, balls (3) and overboots (overboots are only needed if the course is wet).
Is there a bathroom?
Yes - restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour and on-site at the golf course.
Do you cancel due to weather?
Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.
What kind of wildlife will I see?
Though wildlife can never be guaranteed, bald eagles, moose, all five types of Pacific salmon, brown and black bears frequent the area. Wildlife sightings depend on the time of the year and area within Haines where the excursion takes place.
Is there a charge for infants (0-18 months)?
No, infants are not allowed. The minimum age to participate in the tour is 8 years old.
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*Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.
My wife and I very much enjoyed the golfing excursion to Valley of the Eagles in Haines Alaska. The trip over to Haines from Skagway on the fast ferry included a great narration on the history of the area and Alaska in general. The course was very scenic with eagles soaring overhead and wild iris growing everywhere in the rough. Fairways were a little wet, but we weren't expecting to see Augusta National conditions. By inventing some "local" rules, we played well and had a great adventure. They furnished excellent sets of clubs and we rented a golf cart. When finished, we were treated to some local history by the owner, whose granddaughter was also our tour guide for the day. On the fast ferry back, the Captain lingered near some spectacular waterfalls for pictures. Highly recommended!