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Visitors can enjoy another form of driving

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2002

The central Kenai Peninsula boasts a pair of golf courses. The Birch Ridge Golf Course and driving range is on the Sterling Highway east of Soldotna and offers a full range of amenities, including rental cottages, on its nine-hole layout.

The Kenai Golf Course, on Lawton Drive in Kenai adjacent to Coral Seymour Memorial Park, features an 18-hole layout.

Greens fees at Birch Ridge are as follows: Adults -- $11 for nine holes and $20 for 18 holes on weekdays, $12 for nine holes and $22 for 18 holes on weekends and holidays; Seniors -- $10 for nine holes and $18 for 18 holes on weekdays, $11 for nine holes and $20 for 18 holes on weekends and holidays; Juniors -- $7 for nine holes and $13 for 18 holes on weekdays, $9 for nine holes and $15 for 18 holes on weekends and holidays.

For more information on Birch Ridge, call 262-5270, e-mail birchridgegolf@msn.com or visit the Web site at www.birchridgegolf.com.

Greens fees at the Kenai Golf Course are as follows: Adults -- $9 for nine holes and $18 for 18 holes on weekdays, $11 for nine holes and $22 for 18 holes on weekends; Seniors (over 65) -- $8 for nine holes and $16 for 18 holes on weekdays, $10 for nine holes and $20 for 18 holes on weekends; Juniors (ages 8 to 18) -- $6 for nine holes and $12 for 18 holes on weekdays, $7 for nine holes and $14 for 18 holes on weekends.

Tournaments are staged throughout the summer, so call ahead for tee times at 283-7500.

Golfers in Homer can find links at the Kachemak Bay Lynx Par 3 Golf and B&B at Mile 6.5 of East End Road. To reserve a room or tee time, call (800) 295-5969 or 235-0606. Information also is available at www.alaskagolfandfishing.com.



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