Golf Alabama Official Golf Travel Guide 2024

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Alabama’s Weather ........................................................................................................................................4 Golf Alabama Map ..........................................................................................................................................5 This Is Alabama ................................................................................................................................................6 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail ....................................................................................................................8 Alabama Golf Resorts & Spas ..................................................................................................................12 Alabama Golf Tournaments ......................................................................................................................16 North Region....................................................................................................................................................18 North Region Golf Courses ......................................................................................................................24 North Region Lodging ................................................................................................................................27 Central Region ................................................................................................................................................28 Central Region Golf Courses ....................................................................................................................32 Central Region Lodging ..............................................................................................................................36 South Region ..................................................................................................................................................38 South Region Golf Courses ......................................................................................................................40 South Region Lodging..................................................................................................................................42 Gulf Region ......................................................................................................................................................44 Gulf Region Golf Courses ..........................................................................................................................50 Gulf Region Lodging ....................................................................................................................................53 Alabama Golf Travel Resources ............................................................................................................54 A NOTE ABOUT LISTINGS: The golf course listing details were gathered from each course. The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the Trail). The lodging listings represent participating properties. Some properties offer a complete golf package (arranging tee times & lodging) and others provide special rates for golfers. OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS: Alabama State Parks (800) Ala-Park; Coastal Alabama Golf (251) 968-5339; Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (800) 949-4444 For more information, call (334) 242-4169 or visit our website at www.GolfAlabama.org

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ABOUT THE GOLF GUIDE... Alabama’s official golf guide is designed to assist golfers in deciding where to stay and play. A look at the state’s golf resorts, golf events and the RTJ Golf Trail are presented first, followed by regional listings of all the accessible golf courses and descriptions of notable ones. Within the regional sections, “Off the Course” sections present some not-to-bemissed non-golfing activities to consider, as well as restaurant suggestions. For the latest information, subscribe to our enewsletter at www.GolfAlabama.org or follow us. /GolfAlabamaOfficial

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ALABAMA’S WEATHER... With warm winters on the Gulf Coast, cool summers in North Alabama, and seasonal changes in between, Alabama has perfect golfing weather year-round. GOLF ALABAMA is the official golf guide of the Alabama Tourism Department (ATD), listing all public, semi-private and resort golf courses. It is published and distributed by Crossroads Marketing, Inc., (404) 888-9314. Photos are courtesy of respective golf courses and ATD. Information is gathered carefully to provide current data, however, neither the publisher nor ATD assumes responsibility for accuracy. All rights reserved. The cover and content of this publication are protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced without consent, 2024. For more information, please contact the Alabama Tourism Department, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-4927. COVER PHOTO: Links Course, RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn-Opelika. This photo and most of the RTJ Golf Trail photos within are by Jonathan Hoomes. INSET PHOTOS: Cahaba Brewing in Birmingham; Bagpiper at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham; and Fresh Gulf Seafood. PUBLISHED BY: Publisher/Editor: Pam Shaheen Creative Director: Mary Beth Gabriel

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Golf Alabama Map MAP OF ALABAMA CITIES WITH PUBLIC, SEMI-PRIVATE OR RESORT GOLF COURSES 72

Muscle Shoals

72A Decatur

Tuscumbia Russellville

Moulton

231

65

Rogersville

Florence

565

72

431

Hartselle

231

43 278

North Region

Flat Rock

Scottsboro

Mentone

Union Grove Guntersville Arab

Red Bay

59

Albertville Boaz

Centre

278

Cullman

Gadsden Oneonta

FUTURE

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278

Bryant

Meridianville Athens HUNTSVILLE

278

Glencoe 431 Jacksonville

78

Dora

BIRMINGHAM

Graysville

43

Morris 231

Anniston

459

Bessemer

82

Alpine Harpersville

280

Pelham

Tuscaloosa

20 Oxford

Hoover

Central Region

Ashland 431

231

Calera

Sylacauga

59

82

280

Centreville

20

Alexander City Dadeville

65 43

Auburn Opelika

Wetumpka Millbrook

Demopolis

280

85

Prattville

80

Lanett 29

231

80

431

Phenix City

MONTGOMERY

431 82

231

29

Greenville

Eufaula 10

84

331 431

Chatom

Ozark

65

84

231

Headland

84 43

31

Andalusia

Dothan

29 331

Citronelle 59

98

South Region

31

Geneva

84 231 Cowarts

MAP IS NOT TO SCALE.

MOBILE Bay Minette 10 Daphne

10

Fairhope 59

98

Point Clear FoleyElberta

To Pensacola

Gulf Region

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

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his is Alabama

Big Beach Brewery, Gulf Shores

Talladega Superspeedway

Starting with the world’s original golf trail, designed and blessed by the master himself, Robert Trent Jones Sr., and featuring 26 courses at 11 locations within a 2 hour’s drive from each other; continuing to the luxurious Marriott and Renaissance branded golf resorts & spas as part of the RTJ Golf Trail hotel collection; and ending with 9 signature golf courses in a 30 mile radius in Coastal Alabama, Alabama golf is worth the trip. But it’s not just our challenging and beautiful golf courses that will entice you. It’s all the other experiences that make Alabama so unique. This includes award-winning spas, exciting craft breweries; world-renowned bass and red snapper fishing; and a thriving culinary scene of seafood joints with the freshest catch, fine dining, pubs and a unique BBQ Trail.

In Huntsville, there’s the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, a Craft Beer Trail, a thriving downtown and the new Orion Amphitheater, designed by NASA to maximize the acoustics… this is Alabama! In The Shoals area, the rocking, river town of Florence boasts unique dining and nightlife. In Muscle Shoals, two recording studios, which have hosted the likes of Cher, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson and newer artists, such as Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato, provide an informative musical journey. No wonder Muscle Shoals is called the hit recording capital of the world… this is Alabama! In Birmingham, world class sporting events abound, as evidenced by the World Games held here in 2022. The city is also home to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and

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Chef’s Table with a View at Dauphin’s, Mobile

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

James Beard award-winning chefs and restaurants… this is Alabama. Like most sisters, the cities of Auburn & Opelika have a lot in common. Diverse culinary, recreational, and outdoor experiences abound at the intersection of an energetic college atmosphere and a historic and hip Southern town… this is Alabama. In the capital city of Montgomery, the focus is on the Civil Right struggles and the spirit of hope through the Rosa Parks Museum and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, among others… this is Alabama! In the Southeastern corner of the state, Dothan is a modern city with

many artistic outlets and an emerging culinary scene… this is Alabama. Moving to the coastal region, the city of Mobile was the first to celebrate Mardi Gras in the country, is home to the retired USS Alabama battleship, Carnival Cruise Lines and has an exciting downtown full of nightlife, including a speakeasy and a restaurant that sits 34 stories above Mobile Bay… this is Alabama. Finally, Gulf Shores-Orange Beach is home to 32 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, the largest charter fishing boat fleet in the country and restaurants serving the freshest Gulf of Mexico seafood… this too is Alabama!

US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville

Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham Photo by Chris Granger

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Robert rent Jones Golf rail The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a visually stunning collection of masterpiece courses, carved out of the hills, valleys, and marshes of Alabama. Eleven locations throughout the state provide an unforgettable experience to golfers looking for something really special on their next golf vacation. When Alabama’s RTJ Golf Trail opened in 1992, the golf vacation experience changed. Traveling all around Alabama, golf groups try to play as many courses in a trip as possible, and they come back year after year to fit in a few more of the eleven sites and eight hotels sprinkled around the state.

The Shoals, Muscle Shoals/Florence The Shoals offers 36 holes in northwest Alabama. The Fighting Joe course, named the best new course by GOLF® in 2005, runs along the Tennessee River and measures 8,072 yards. Length will present the biggest challenge, as the rolling fairways are pretty straightforward. The Schoolmaster course is a bit more challenging with more narrow fairways and protected greens.

Ross Bridge, Hoover/Birmingham

Hampton Cove, Huntsville

Greater Birmingham’s 18-hole, resort course offers spectacular views on it’s clover-leaf design. Renovations were completed in late 2023 on its long and muscular layout. Although the course is not for the weak at heart, the on-site Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort and Spa offers a nice respite from a challenging day on the links.

This northern site on the Trail is one of the most unique. It features two completely different championship layouts and an 18-hole links-style Short Course. The Highlands features beautiful vegetation and lots of elevation changes, while the River is flat, yet scenic, as it winds its way along the Flint River. It is also the only RTJ design with no bunkers.

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Silver Lakes, Anniston/Gadsden

Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham

Located amidst the scenic splendor of the Talladega National Forest, Silver Lakes sports three of the most beautiful and challenging nines. Heartbreaker is considered the toughest nine on the Trail; Backbreaker offers breathtaking vistas; and Mindbreaker demands precision. The nine-hole Short Course features water on seven holes.

This site combines the spectacular views and tremendous elevational changes of the Ridge Course with the peaceful serenity of the Valley Course. The Ridge is densely wooded with rolling fairways and perfectly maintained greens. The Valley offers sparkling lakes and a challenging uphill finishing hole. The new Backyard is a fun, yet formidable 9-Hole, Par 3 Course.

Grand National, Auburn/Opelika

Capitol Hill, Prattville

This first Trail facility to open for play was praised by Mr. Jones himself as the greatest site for a golf course he had ever seen. The facility boasts two of the most challenging courses on the Trail, Links and Lake, an exciting Short Course and an on-site AAA four-diamond Marriott hotel. Plus, the Lake Course has hosted both the PGA TOUR and NCAA Championships.

This locale, just north of Montgomery, has three 18-hole full length courses. The Senator, a links course with huge pot bunkers and soaring mounds, hosts the LPGA’s future players each fall; the Legislator features tall pines and the famous Sky Bridge; and the Judge offers one of the most spectacular first tee shots anywhere.

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Cambrian Ridge, Greenville

Highland Oaks, Dothan

South of the capital, this 27-hole complex is one of the true jewels of the Trail. The Canyon nine’s changes in elevation include a 200-foot drop from tee to fairway; Sherling runs along the lake and features a double-green on nine; and Loblolly boasts stately pines and undulating fairways. The site is a favorite of families, hosting its Father/Son Championship each May.

In Alabama’s southeast corner, this site is known for its tremendous length and shimmering lakes. The Marshwood nine’spar-5 sixth was the first hole on the Trail to surpass 700 yards; Highlands is wide open but many lakes come into play; and Magnolia features the massive, signature trees and a 1,000 foot wooden bridge. The nine-hole Short Course is exciting too.

Magnolia Grove, Mobile

Lakewood Club, Point Clear

Having hosted the LPGA for sixteen years, the Crossings course is well-known to golfing fans around the world. The hilly terrain and elevated greens are a challenge. The 18-hole Falls course features massive bunkers and exciting greens. Both were recently renovated to create more player friendly layouts. The Short Course is an exciting test of golf as well.

The Lakewood Club at The Grand Hotel was built in 1947. Since becoming a member of the RTJ Golf Trail, it has been updated to stand the test of time. Yet, its 36 holes showcase fairways lined with 200-year-old oaks and the signature hole is the 14th on the Azalea Course with its peninsula green. Notably, the club hosted the 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

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Robert rent Jones Golf 11 LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE PROVIDE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

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Alabama Golf Resorts & Spas

Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, An Autograph Collection Hotel, Point Clear

The Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence is located across the Tennessee River from the 36-hole RTJ Golf Trail at the Shoals. In addition to the spa, hotel amenities include a state-ofthe-art fitness center, outdoor resort pool complex, and full convention and meeting facilities. The dining and entertainment offerings are 360º Grille, the state’s only revolving restaurant with sweeping views of the river and countryside, and Swampers, named for the house band at Muscle Shoals’ music studios, boasting nightly live music. Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, near Birmingham, is the

Luxurious golf resorts and lavish spas have sprung up all around Alabama to entice golf travelers to experience Southern hospitality at its very best. With so many options, golf groups can choose value and charm, luxury and refinement, or a combination of all that makes Alabama such a special golf and travel destination. In keeping with its goal of offering a truly unique experience, Alabama’s golf trail offers eight luxurious hotels around the state, including four golf resorts. Six of the properties in this RTJ Hotel and Resort Collection include awardwinning European-style spas as part of the RTJ Spa Trail.

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Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, Birmingham/Hoover

Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand National, Auburn/Opelika

state’s most highly-regarded resort. Travel+Leisure ranked Ross Bridge among the top hotels in the world and Conde Nast Traveler named it among the best hotel spas. The property features fine dining, a clubhouse sports bar, lobby lounge, the spa, spacious fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, meeting and banquet facilities and the 8,200-yard RTJ Golf Trail course. Most notably, the exterior resembles a Scottish castle with soaring turrets and stonework, and at dusk each day, a lone bagpiper plays his way around the hotel, paying tribute to the birthplace of golf. Overlooking the 17th fairway of the Senator Course, the Prattville Marriott

Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill was the first lodging built directly on the RTJ Golf Trail. It features guest rooms, plus two eight-bedroom villas, unique to the Trail. Its restaurant serves Southern fare and its lounge incorporates an outdoor fire pit. Another nearby lodging option is the RTJ Golf Trail’s Renaissance Hotel & Spa in downtown Montgomery. The Marriott at Grand National near the Georgia border, 90 miles from the Atlanta airport, is another one of the original resorts along the Trail. With 54 holes of RTJ golf right in its backyard and the recent addition of its top-rated, three-story spa, it is the perfect option

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill, Prattville/Montgomery

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence

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RTJ Spa Trail at Renaissance Hotel, Montgomery

Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile

for golf groups. It also boasts a pub and restaurant, indoor pool, resort-style outdoor pool with a covered patio bar and fire pit, and tennis/pickleball courts. Rounding out the resorts on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the historic Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa on Mobile Bay. It is a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The allin-one destination features a full-service spa, two RTJ Golf Trail courses at Lakewood Club, seven restaurants and lounges, two beaches, multiple pools and lots of meeting space. Finally, RTJ Golf Trail stay and play options in downtown Mobile include the historic Renaissance Battle House with

a luxurious spa and fun, streetfront pub and Renaissance Riverview adjacent to the convention center with rooftop pool and views of the Mobile River. Pursell Farms, set in the Alabama countryside south of Birmingham, is one of the most unique destinations in the South. This boutique resort offers stay and play golf packages in several four bedroom, luxurious cottages with kitchenettes, in a fully-furnished eight bedroom lodge and in a 40-room firstclass Inn. Along with its 18-hole FarmLinks Golf Club, the resort features a restaurant and pub, high-tech meeting space, a well-appointed spa, outdoor pool, fitness facilities, plus fly-fishing,

The Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa, Mobile

The Inn at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga

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Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort, Gulf Shores

Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Gulf Shores

hunting and sporting clays at their own Orvis® Shooting Grounds. Gulf Shores is home to the state’s only golf resort directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort offers beachfront homes plus condos along the 18th fairway of the Jerry Pate-designed course and above the 6-story clubhouse. The resort also offers a restaurant and three outdoor pools, including one with a tiki bar along its own private beach. Also in Gulf Shores, Peninsula and Craft Farms, with their multiple golf courses, accommodate golf groups in condos along their respective fairways. The state’s more laid-back golf

resort options are all located in north Alabama. Lake Guntersville State Park, with its 18-hole golf course, resort inn and restaurant, is located along the Tennessee River. Joe Wheeler State Park features 18 holes of golf, resort lodge and restaurant on the shores of Wheeler Lake. Each of these two state park resorts also offers a marina, tent and RV camping, lakeside cottages and meeting facilities. Goose Pond Colony Resort in Scottsboro boasts 36 holes of golf, lakefront cabins, and full service marina with a dockside seafood restaurant. Come stay and play in Alabama to experience all of the luxury, serenity, beauty and charm we have to offer.

Lake Guntersville State Park Resort, Guntersville

Joe Wheeler State Park Resort, Rogersville

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Alabama Golf ournaments

PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENTS IN ALABAMA RTJ Couples Challenge, April 19-21, 2024 RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile u www.rtjgolf.com/coupleschallenge Hometown Lender’s Championship (PGA’s Korn Ferry Tour), April 29-May 4, 2024 The Ledges, Huntsville u www.htlchamp.com Regions Tradition (PGA’s Champions Tour), May 8-12, 2024 Greystone Golf & CC, Birmingham u www.regionstradition.com RTJ Father/Son Championship, May 2024 RTJ Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge, Greenville u www.rtjgolf.com/fatherson Alabama Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship, June 5-8, 2024 Shoal Creek, Birmingham u www.alabamagolf.org Alabama Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship, July 9-11, 2024 Auburn University Club, Auburn u www.alabamagolf.org Guardian Championship (LPGA’s Epson Tour), September 2024 RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville u www.guardianchampionship.com Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic (LPGA’s Epson Tour), September 2024 Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa u www.tuscaloosatoyotaclassic.com RTJ Couples Classic, November 2024 RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn/Opelika u www.rtjgolf.com/couplesclassic Coastal Alabama Couples Classic, November 2024 Multiple Courses, Gulf Shores u www.coastalalabamagolf.com

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North Region

RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, Huntsville

course to reach over 8,000 yards, yet the links-style layout is pretty straightforward. The more traditional layout found on Schoolmaster requires thoughtful strategy and precision. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, many of the holes, plus the clubhouse, offer spectacular panoramic views. A more picturesque site would be hard to find. Additionally, one of the eight hotels in the RTJ Golf Trail Resort Collection is located across the river in Florence - the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. The Shoals is typical of Alabama’s Golf Trail – great value, consistent conditioning, challenging golf, and great customer service.

The fertile valleys, rolling hillsides, and pristine lakes of North Alabama have provided golf course architects with an amazing pallette from which to create their designs. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail sites in the region are truly unique. In the northwest corner, the cities of Muscle Shoals, Florence, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia form the area collectively known as “the Shoals.” The Shoals is best known as the "Hit Recording Capital of the World" since many of the top songs of the 60s and 70s were recorded here. The RTJ Golf Trail at the Shoals features two championship courses. The Fighting Joe was the first Trail

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Also in the Shoals area, Cypress Lakes Golf & Tennis Club is home to a beautiful championship course with fast Mini Verde greens, lots of water and superb conditioning. And just down the road is one of the three Alabama State Park golf courses at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville. It offers an 18-hole course, designed by Alabama’s own Earl Stone. It’s a fun open course that’s also got some bite from the tips. Farther east in Decatur, Point Mallard Park is a complete family recreational facility, offering great outdoor activities. The 750-acre park lies hidden among North Alabama's densely wooded pines and has camping, hiking trails, biking trails and an 18-hole championship golf course. The Point Mallard Golf Course is almost 7,000 yards long from the tips and offers exceptional conditioning and a fair test of golf. Most notably, it’s been called the “best value in North Alabama” by a Yelp reviewer.

Hampton Cove in Huntsville is the other RTJ Golf Trail site in the most northern part of the state. Two totally different experiences await at Hampton Cove with the Highlands and the River courses. The Highlands is a Scottish-links style course where Japanese black pines, massive oaks, dogwoods and crepe myrtle abound. It’s very picturesque, even featuring an old mule barn adjacent to the 5th hole that has become quite a conversation piece over the years. And the River Course has the distinction of being the only Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design without a single bunker. The course was laid out on edge of the Flint River flood plain so water comes into play again and again. Great care was used to incorporate other natural wonders into the scheme of things, such as the enormous oak tree behind the 18th green, reputedly over 275 years old! Northeast of Huntsville is one of the more popular settings for golf at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro.

RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals, Muscle Shoals/Florence

The General Golf Course at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville

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restaurant, campground, and fullservice marina. The Lake course is a George Cobb design that sports views of the water from every hole. The Plantation course is known for pristine greens, open fairways and hazards. Guntersville, just a bit south of Scottsboro, is the locale of three championship golf courses. The 18 masterfully-crafted holes at Gunter’s Landing cover just under 6,900 yards and offer awe-inspiring beauty. Eagle’s Nest Golf Club overlooks beautiful Lake Guntersville and is located at the state park. It’s fairly traditional in design with water coming into play

Cherokee Ridge, Union Grove

Located on the banks of Lake Guntersville, this laid-back resort features two 18-hole championship golf courses, cozy lakeside cottages, a lodge,

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PERFECT HARMONY FROM TEE TO GREEN Experience world-class golf when you play the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals. Featuring two 18 hole championship courses along the Tennessee River. Take in the stunning views while enjoying exceptional golf. When the day is done, the night has just begun with your stay at Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa. Luxury at its finest with the state's only revolving restaurant, live music each night in the lobby bar, and a European style spa to relax those muscles. Walk out onto the balcony of your room and enjoy the serenity. ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL AT THE SHOALS 990 SUNBELT PARKWAY • MUSCLE SHOALS, AL 35661 256-446-5111 • WWW.RTJGOLF.COM • FACEBOOK.COM/RTJTHESHOALS MARRIOTT SHOALS HOTEL & SPA 10 HIGHTOWER PLACE • FLORENCE, AL 35630 256-246-3600 • WWW.MARRIOTTSHOALS.COM


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often and bunkers strategically located to snare that errant shot. The final Guntersville area course of note is Cherokee Ridge in Union Grove. The scenic course is nestled in the rolling Appalachian foothills. It is a tree-lined layout with narrow Bermuda fairways and large undulating Bentgrass greens. Scenic beauty paired with the topographical challenges play a distinct role in the golf experiences in the region. Golf travelers will find just the right course for their skill level, budget and playing style with the beautiful Alabama mountains, rivers and lakes as their backdrop.

Don’t miss the North Alabama Craft Beer Trail, featuring many breweries across the region; check out the golf equipment deals at Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro; learn the history of space travel at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville; visit the Muscle Shoals Sound and FAME Studios in the “hit recording capital of the world;” and catch largemouth bass along the Alabama Bass Trail; Relish the food at Odette’s and be awed by the views from Marriott’s 3600 Grille, both in Florence; savor great food and live music under the rock at the Rattlesnake Saloon in Tuscumbia; sample the white sauce at Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ in Decatur; and enjoy the restaurants, breweries and a speakeasy at Campus 805 in Huntsville. Visit www.Alabama.travel for more information.

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trrail I Blackberry Trail I Joe Wheeler State Park

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HUNTSVILLE GOLF PACKAGES

ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL AT HAMPTON COVE

HAMPTON INN & SUITES HUNTSVILLE HAMPTON COVE

The northernmost site on the Trail is one of the most unique. It features two completely different championship layouts and an 18-hole Short Course. The Highlands course has been restored to its original design with rolling hills and long waving grasses, while the River course is the only RTJ design that is bunkerless and runs along the scenic Flint River.

Hampton Inn & Suites is a leading brand of quality, value-priced hotels. Here you'll find fresh, comfortable rooms. Guests enjoy complimentary On the House ® hot breakfast or Hampton’s On the RunTM breakfast bags (Mon-Fri), plus high speed internet access in every room. Just a short drive to the RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove.

450 Old Hwy 431, Owens Crossroads, AL 35763 (256) 551-1818 RTJGolf.com/hamptoncove

6205 Hwy 431 South, Huntsville, AL 35763 (256) 532-2110 huntsvillehamptoncovesuites.hamptoninn.com

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North Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

ALBERTVILLE Big Spring Lake Golf 860 Country Club Rd., 35950

(256) 878-4403

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PU

6,280 70.3

120

72

Willow Brook Golf Course 134 Par Dr., 35951

(256) 679-9818

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PU

5,646 69.2

113

72

(256) 586-5765 www.brooksidegolfarab.com

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PU

5,735 67.9

129

71

(256) 232-9888

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PU

7,070 73.8

124

72

(256) 593-5501

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PU

6,509 70.3

117

72

(256) 495-9608

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PU

6,211 69.5

111

72

(256) 927-5070

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PU

6,195 68.4

119

71

Chesley Oaks Golf Course 1035 County Rd. 1583, 35058

(256) 796-9808

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PU

6,738 71.0

113

71

Cross Creek Golf Course 2321 County Rd. 490, 35077

(256) 739-2386 www.crosscreekcullman.com

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PU

6,394 71.0

122

72

(256) 739-0720 www.tpcountryclub.com

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PU

6,451 70.9

127

72

(256) 341-4925 www.pointmallardpark.com

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PU

7,064 73.1

124

72

(205) 648-1499 www.horsecreekgolf.com

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PU

6,883 73.0

128

72

(256) 632-3634

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PU

6,670 69.7

115

72

(256) 740-8825 www.blackberrytrailgc.com

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PU

6,851 72.7

132

72

(256) 582-3000 www.gunterslanding.com

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SP/R 6,863 73.3

144

72

(256) 571-5458 www.alapark.com

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PU/R 6,785 71.4

118

72

(256) 784-5033 www.qcresort.com

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PU/R 6,056 68.3

119

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ARAB Brookside Golf Course 1620 Country Club Dr., 35016 ATHENS Southern Gayles Golf Community 22230 Mooresville Rd., 35613 BOAZ Clear Creek Golf Club 1715 AL Hwy. 205, 35957 BRYANT Hidden Valley Golf Course 607 County Rd. 393, 35958 CENTRE Cherokee Country Club 270 County Rd. 382, 35960 CULLMAN

TP Country Club 700 Pine Hill Dr., 35057 DECATUR Point Mallard Golf Course 2600 Point Mallard Dr. SE, 35601 DORA Horse Creek Golf Course 1745 Hwy. 78, 35062 FLAT ROCK Dogwood Hills Golf Resort & Gardens 26460 Ala. Hwy. 71, 35966 FLORENCE (Also see MUSCLE SHOALS) Blackberry Trail Golf Course 112 Clubhouse Dr., 35630 GUNTERSVILLE Gunter’s Landing Golf Course 1000 Gunter’s Landing Rd., 35976 Eagle’s Nest Golf Course 2060 Aubrey Carr Scenic Dr., 35976 HARTSELLE Quail Creek Resort & Conference Center 233 Quail Creek Dr., 35640

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

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SWING INTO AND EXPERIENCE OUR LEGENDARY HOSPITALITY! FOR GOLF PACKAGE INFORMATION: (256) 350-2028 • www.Decatur CVB.org

While you enjoy 18 holes of top-rated golf surrounded by the serene beauty of the Tennessee River your family can enjoy Point Mallard’s other amenities including the waterpark, nature trails and more! Tee Times: (256) 341-4925 • www.PointMallardPark.com PRO SHOP • PRACTICE FACILITIES POINT MALLARD GOLF COURSE IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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North Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

HUNTSVILLE AREA Colonial Golf Club 400 Colonial Dr., Meridianville 35759 The Links at Redstone 4140 Goss Rd., 35898 Patriot 18-Hole Course Warrior 18-Hole Course

(256) 828-0431 www.golfatcolonial.com

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(256) 842-7977 www.redstone.armymwr.com

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove 450 Old Hwy. 431, Owens Crossroads 35763 Highlands 18-Hole Course River 18-Hole Course Short 18-Hole Course Sunset Landing Golf Course 346 James Record Rd., 35824

(256) 551-1818 www.rtjgolf.com

PU

6,571 69.5

114

72

M M

6,890 71.8 7,339 74.7

129 136

72 72

PU PU PU

6,806 73.4 6,764 73.1 3,007 –

138 136 –

72 72 54

54

(256) 464-5050 www.sunsetlanding.itgo.com

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PU

6,830 71.9

118

72

(256) 974-7384 www.cityofmoultonal.com

18

PU

6,745 73.1

134

72

Cypress Lakes Golf & Tennis Facility (256) 381-1232 1311 East 6th St., 35661 www.cypresslakesgolfandtennis.com

18

SP

6,523 72.0

134

71

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals 990 SunBelt Pkwy., 35661 Fighting Joe 18-Hole Course Schoolmaster 18-Hole Course

36 PU/R 6,768 72.1 PU/R 6,850 72.2

134 136

72 72

MOULTON Deer Run Golf Course 1175 County Rd. 100, 35650 MUSCLE SHOALS

(256) 446-5111 www.rtjgolf.com

ONEONTA Heritage Golf 1364 Heritage Rd., 35121 Limestone Springs Golf Club 3000 Colonial Dr., 35121

(205) 274-2390

18

SP

6,388 70.9

129

71

(205) 274-4653 www.limestonesprings.com

18

PU/R 6,987 74.2

139

72

(256) 356-8070

18

SP

6,534 70.7

120

72

(256) 247-9308 www.alapark.com

18

PU/R 7,251 73.1

120

72

(256) 332-4191 www.twinpinescc.com

18

SP

6,810 72.8

131

72

Reservations: 256-912-0592 www.goosepond.org (256) 912-0063 (256) 259-0101

36 PU/R 7,101 73.1 PU/R 6,855 72.5

129 125

72 72

RED BAY Redmont Recreation Club Golf Course 1400 Redmont Dr. NW, 35582 ROGERSVILLE The General Golf Course 4401 McLean Dr., 35652 RUSSELLVILLE Twin Pines Country Club 1855 Country Club Dr., 35654 SCOTTSBORO Goose Pond Colony Resort 417 Ed Hembree Dr., 35769 The Lake 18-Hole Course The Plantation 18-Hole Course

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

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North Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

TUSCUMBIA Spring Creek Golf Course 800 Woodmont Dr., 35674

(256) 386-5670

9

PU

3,005

40

(256) 841-4551 www.cherokeeridgecc.com

18

SP

6,574 70.1

128

72

UNION GROVE Cherokee Ridge Country Club 4000 Cherokee Ridge Dr., 35175

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

North Region Lodging CITY / ACCOMMODATIONS

TELEPHONE

AMENITIES / GOLF PACKAGES

(256) 350-2028

Come play one of four 18-hole golf courses in the Decatur-Morgan County area, ranging from the awardwinning Point Mallard Golf Course, one of the best public courses in Alabama, to the resort-like setting of the Quail Creek Golf Course. Visit us online for lodging options.

Colbert County Tourism (800) 344-0783 & Convention Bureau (256) 383-0783 719 U.S. Hwy. 72 W, Tuscumbia, 35674 www.colbertcountytourism.org

Find your perfect golf getaway in Colbert County. Play the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals, Cypress Lakes, Spring Creek or Twin Pines. Area hotels have partnered with golf courses to offer golf packages or special golfer rates.

Joe Wheeler State Park Resort 4401 McLean Dr., Rogersville, 35652 www.alapark.com

(800) Ala-Park (256) 247-5461

Our state park near Florence features lakeside cottages, cabins and campsites; plus the 75-room Joe Wheeler Resort Lodge offers fantastic views just off the Tennessee River. The 18-hole General golf course, hiking trails, boat rental and fishing are also available.

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa 10 Hightower Pl., Florence, 35630 www.marriottshoals.com

(256) 246-3600

Treat yourself at our resort, which boasts an unbeatable location on the Tennessee River near Muscle Shoals, an area of vibrant music history. Offering 36 holes of RTJ Golf, a luxurious spa, our 360º Grille revolving tower restaurant and Swampers Bar & Grille, featuring live music.

Lake Guntersville State Park Resort (800) Ala-Park 1155 Lodge Dr., 35976 (256) 571-5440 www.alapark.com

With 18 holes of golf, groups can choose to stay at a modern campground, cabins on Lake Guntersville or the resort lodge with restaurant and stunning river views.

DECATUR Decatur Morgan County Tourism 719 6th Ave. SE, 35602 www.decaturcvb.org

FLORENCE/MUSCLE SHOALS AREA

GUNTERSVILLE

HUNTSVILLE Hampton Inn & Suites (256) 532-2110 Huntsville Hampton Cove 6205 Hwy. 431 S, 35763 www.huntsvillehamptoncovesuites.hamptoninn.com

Complimentary On the HouseTM breakfast or On the RunTM breakfast bags (Mon-Fri), swimming pool, fitness room, in-room coffee maker, meeting room, free wireless internet; Golf package with RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove.

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Central Region

Renaissance Resort and RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge, Birmingham

so many great courses from which to choose. And the newly-renovated RTJ Golf Trail’s Ross Bridge leads the way. The 8,191-yard golf course is the fifth longest in the world. The layout flows in a clover leaf fashion, returning to a central locale no fewer than five times. Even with its intimidating length from the back tees, elevational changes, and water holes, Ross Bridge is still a welcoming resort course at heart with wide fairways and receptive greens. Situated just a mile away from Ross Bridge is Oxmoor Valley, the RTJ Golf Trail’s first Birmingham site. It offers two unique full-length courses, The Ridge and The Valley, plus the fun

Golf locales in this region are a dichotomy of sorts, featuring both the bustling nightlife of the state’s largest city and many laid-back, small towns with a slower pace. Those two distinct golf vacation styles are highlighted by the fact that two of the top Golfweek’s “best courses you can play” in Alabama are located in the region. They are Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa near Birmingham and Pursell Farms in Sylacauga. Both resorts offer 18 holes of golf and they were named in GOLF® magazine’s inaugural “best resort for buddies” list. Alabama’s largest city, Birmingham, has certainly become golf central, with

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and friendly 9-hole, par 3 walking course called The Backyard. The Ridge Course has tight tree-lined fairways and huge changes in elevation, while the Valley Course is more open off the tee with its gently, rolling fairways and meticulously landscaped backdrop. Located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Birmingham, sits Alabama’s oldest golf course, Highland Park. The course has been the site of many important golf tournaments including one of Bobby Jones' first victories and boasts smooth Bentgrass greens and rolling terrain. Most notably, GOLF® Magazine named Highland Park to its “30 best U.S. municipal golf courses” list in 2021. Just south of Birmingham in Pelham is Ballantrae Golf Club. This Bob Cupp-designed course meanders through a scenic valley, surrounded by gorgeous woodlands and breathtaking views. The clubhouse resembles a Scottish manor and the club is the home of the Dixie Section of the PGA.

Also in Pelham, the Alabama State Parks boast the 18-hole championship course at Oak Mountain State Park. The Oaks Golf Club is another Earl Stone design, featuring Bermuda greens and many challenging dogleg holes. Playing 7,000 yards from the back tees, FarmLinks at Pursell Farms, located southeast of Birmingham in the small town of Sylacauga, is the world’s first "research & demonstration" golf course. The facility was built to experiment with and showcase golf course machinery, irrigation systems, and fertilizer to visiting course superintendents. The course has been ranked “number one” by Golfweek for 10 years in a row. Just west of Greater Birmingham, Tuscaloosa is home to another awardwinning golf course. The Ol’ Colony Golf Complex offers an 18-hole Jerry Pate design. It features rolling hills, tall pines and live oaks, plus large fairway bunkers and water throughout. It’s been named a “Best Municipal Course”

Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham

RTJ Golf Trail at Silver Lakes, Anniston/Gadsden

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Crenshaw design was named a “Best New Course” by Golf Digest upon opening. The 6,800-yard course challenges golfers with its rolling fairways and strategic bunkers. The Central Region, has a great variety of courses, plus historic sites and culinary adventures, around which to build an exciting golf trip. OFF THE COURSE... Ol’ Colony Golf Course, Tuscaloosa

by several golf publications and hosts the LPGA’s Epson Tour each fall in the Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic. About an hour northeast of Birmingham, between Anniston and Gadsden, lies the RTJ Golf Trail at Silver Lakes. The site is made up of three tough 9-hole courses, suitably named Mindbreaker, Backbreaker and Heartbreaker, all offering magnificent views to soothe the ego. Its 9-hole Short course is both demanding and relaxing. Twin Bridges, located along the Coosa River in Gadsden is a Coore-

Don’t miss Birmingham’s Civil Rights Institute, Dread River Distillery and Barber Motorsports Park; Mercedes Benz Visitor Center and the Paul W. Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa; Noccalula Falls Park and Back Forty Beer Company, one of Alabama’s first craft breweries, both in Gadsden; and Talladega Superspeedway. Sample the food at Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa; Harp & Clover or Blackstone Pub in Gadsden; Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ in Cullman; and the James Beard award-winning Highlands Bar & Grill, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Irondale Cafe, the inspiration for the cafe in Fried Green Tomatoes, and Automatic Seafood & Oysters, home to James Beard’s 2022 Best Chef in the South, all located in Birmingham. Visit www.Alabama.Travel for more information.

FarmLinks at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga

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Central Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE ALEXANDER CITY (Jacksons Gap) Lakewinds Golf Course 95 County Rd. 40, 36861

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

(256) 825-9860 www.lakewindsgolfclub.com

18

SP

5,326 64.6

104

70

(256) 268-2920 www.alpinebaygolf.com

18

SP

6,558 71.8

131

72

Cane Creek Golf Course 2247 Galloway Gate Rd., Anniston 36205

(256) 820-9174 www.annistonal.gov

18

PU

7,049 71.6

113

72

Cider Ridge Golf Club 200 Apple Blossom Way, Oxford 36203

(256) 831-7222

18

SP

6,946 73.8

136

72

The Hill Golf Course 1341 Johnston Dr., Anniston 36207

(256) 231-7631 www.annistonal.gov

9

PU

3,127

35

Indian Oaks Golf Club 201 Cherokee Trail, Anniston 36206

(256) 820-4030

18

SP

6,549 71.4

125

72

Pine Hill Country Club 175 Pine Hill Dr., Anniston 36207

(256) 237-2633

18

SP

6,271 69.8

127

72

(256) 354-2814

9

SP

2,984 34.6

113

35

(205) 620-4653 www.ballantraegolf.com

18

SP

7,310 74.2

125

72

Bent Brook Golf Club (205) 428-9600 7900 Dickey Springs Rd., Bessemer 35022 www.bentbrook.com Brook 9-Hole Course/Graveyard 9-Hole Course Brook 9-Hole Course/Windmill 9-Hole Course Graveyard 9-Hole Course/Windmill 9-Hole Course

27 PU PU PU

7,240 74.2 7,203 73.9 7,007 73.1

134 129 127

72 71 71

Cumberland Lake Golf Course (205) 680-4653 2150 Cumberland Lake Dr., Pinson 35126 www.cumberlandlakegolf.com

18

SP

6,843 72.6

128

72

Frank House Municipal Golf Course 801 Golf Course Rd., Bessemer 35022

(205) 424-9540

18

PU

6,346 69.0

119

72

Heatherwood Golf & Country Club 400 St. Annes Dr., 35244

(205) 502-4101

18

SP

6,351 71.4

137

71

(205) 322-1902 www.highlandparkgolf.com

18

PU

5,801 67.3

123

70

(205) 477-6125

9

PU

2,952

36

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley 100 SunBelt Pkwy., 35211 Ridge 18-Hole Course Valley 18-Hole Course The Backyard 9-Hole Par 3 Course

(205) 942-1177 www.rtjgolf.com

45 PU PU PU

6,527 72.1 6,624 72.1 911 –

136 141 –

72 72 27

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge 4000 Grand Ave., Hoover, 35226

(205) 949-3085 www.rtjgolf.com

PU/R 6,832 72.0

134

72

ALPINE Alpine Bay Golf Club 9855 Renfroe Rd., 35014 ANNISTON/OXFORD

ASHLAND Clay County Public Golf Course 158 Country Club Rd., 36251 BIRMINGHAM AREA Ballantrae Golf Club 1300 Ballantrae Club Dr., Pelham 35124

Highland Park Golf Course 3400 12th Ave. S, 35205 Lakeview Country Club, Lake View 21026 Agnes Dr., 35111

18

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

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FarmLinks Hole #10 “Christine”


Central Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

BIRMINGHAM AREA (continued) Roebuck Municipal Golf Course 8920 Roebuck Blvd., 35206

(205) 836-7318

18

PU

6,355 69.1

117

71

Woodward Golf & Country Club 2141 Wheel Dr., Bessemer 35020

(205) 424-5500 www.golfwoodward.com

18

SP

6,526 70.7

130

71

(205) 668-7888 www.timberlinegc.com

18

SP

6,745 72.3

126

71

(205) 926-9323

18

SP

5,862 68.0

117

71

(256) 825-1353 www.stillwatersgolf.com

18

PU/R 6,906 73.2

137

72

(256) 549-4866 www.twinbridgesgolf.com

18

PU

6,734 72.1

132

72

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (256) 892-3268 1 SunBelt Pkwy., 35905 www.rtjgolf.com Backbreaker 9-Hole Course/Mindbreaker 9-Hole Course Heartbreaker 9-Hole Course/Backbreaker 9-Hole Course Mindbreaker 9-Hole Course/Heartbreaker 9-Hole Course Short 9-Hole Course

36 PU PU PU PU

6,397 71.8 6,533 71.8 6,534 71.8 1,450 –

137 128 137 –

72 72 72 27

PU PU PU

6,059 5,930 6,195

– – –

– – –

71 70 71

CALERA Timberline Golf Club 300 Timberline Trail, 35040 CENTREVILLE Cahawba Falls Country Club 530 2nd St. N, 35042 DADEVILLE StillWaters Golf 797 Moonbrook Dr., 36853 GADSDEN Twin Bridges Golf Club 901 River Bend Dr., 35901 GLENCOE (Anniston/Gadsden)

GRAYSVILLE Mountain View Golf Club 3200 Mountainview Dr., 35073 Red 9-Hole Course/White 9-Hole Course Blue 9-Hole Course/White 9-Hole Course Blue 9-Hole Course/Red 9-Hole Course

(205) 674-8362

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HARPERSVILLE The Meadows Golf Course 1 Water Oak Way, 35078

(205) 672-8009 www.themeadowsgolfcourse.org

18

SP

6,823 71.6

122

72

(334) 644-4503 www.pointgolfclub.com

18

PU

6,362 70.0

129

70

(205) 647-2680

18

PU

2,385

54

(205) 620-2522 www.alapark.com

18

PU/R 6,842 71.7

120

72

(256) 208-7600 www.pursellfarms.com

18

PU/R 7,444 76.3

141

72

LANETT Point University Golf Club 2001 Country Club Rd., 36863 MORRIS Green Briar Golf Course (Par 3 Course) 1130 Morris Majestic Rd., 35116 PELHAM The Oaks Golf Course 877 Findlay Dr., 35124 SYLACAUGA FarmLinks at Pursell Farms 386 Talladega Springs Rd., 35151

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

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Central Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

TRUSSVILLE Trussville Country Club 7905 Roper Rd., 35173

(205) 655-2095 www.trussvillecountryclub.net

18

SP

6,292 67.9

116

71

(205) 339-3673

18

SP

6,828 73.7

151

72

(205) 247-9990 www.linksattuscaloosagolf.com

18

SP

6,195

71

(205) 343-4507 www.northriveryc.com

18

R

6,831 73.4

137

71

(205) 562-3201 www.tcpara.org/golf

18

PU

7,079 73.9

135

72

TUSCALOOSA Hidden Meadows Golf Course 13000 Old Cove Rd., Northport 35473 The Links at Tuscaloosa 1800 Links Blvd., 35405 Northriver Yacht Club 3100 Yacht Club Way NE, 35406 Ol’ Colony Golf Course 401 Old Colony Rd., 35406

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

The Backyard Par 3 Walking Course at Oxmoor Valley on the RTJ Golf Trail, Birmingham

Central Region Lodging CITY / ACCOMMODATIONS BIRMINGHAM Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa 4000 Grand Ave., Hoover 35226 www.renaissancerossbridge.com GADSDEN Hampton Inn Gadsden 129 River Rd., 35901 Hampton Inn Gadsden/Attalla I-59 206 Walker St., 35904 www.hamptoninn.hilton.com PELHAM Oak Mountain State Park Cabins 200 Terrace Dr., 35124 www.alapark.com SYLACAUGA Pursell Farms 386 Talladega Springs Rd., 35151 www.pursellfarms.com

TELEPHONE

AMENITIES / GOLF PACKAGES

(205) 916-7677

Alabama’s most luxurious resort features 259 guest rooms and 11 suites; Outdoor pool complex; 12,000-square-foot European-style spa; Two restaurants, including fine dining with a Mediterranean influence and clubhouse fare; plus a bagpiper playing each evening at sunset.

(256) 546-2337

Complimentary On the HouseTM breakfast or On the RunTM breakfast bags (Mon-Fri), swimming pool, fitness room, in-room coffee maker, meeting room, free wireless internet; Golf package with Twin Bridges and RTJ Golf Trail at Silver Lakes.

(256) 538-5222

(800) Ala-Park (205) 620-2524

Enjoy overnight accommodations in our 2BR lakefront cabins with kitchenettes and 18 holes at The Oaks Golf Course. Call for rates.

(256) 208-7600

Pursell Farms is home to Golfweek’s #1 public golf course in the state, FarmLinks, plus luxurious 4 bedroom/bath golf cottages, the 8 bedroom Parker Lodge, the 3 bedroom Orvis Farm House, the 4 bedroom Hamilton Place, and a brand-new 40 room Inn with a pub and restaurant on site. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool with lounge, fitness center, a spa, plus clay shooting and fly-fishing at Orvis Shooting Grounds. Call for rates.

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South Region

Marriott Hotel and RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville

East-central and southeastern Alabama come together to form the South Region of the state, where you can experience the state’s unique civil rights history, culture, waterways and four RTJ Trail facilities. Golf Digest once named Auburn-Opelika the “Most GolferFriendly” city in America. This was due in large part to Grand National, the first complex to open along the RTJ Golf Trail. Located about 90 miles southwest of the Atlanta airport, the 54 holes at Grand National were thought to be the favorite site of Robert Trent Jones himself. The Links Course features, arguably, the finest finishing

hole on the Trail. The drive on this par 4 must carry the corner of the lake, while the approach must reach a pedestal green protected by boulders. Golf Digest named Links in its top ten courses in Alabama. Twelve holes on the Lake Course hug the shoreline and its 230-yard, island green 15th has been called “the single prettiest hole on the Trail.” Both courses are included in Golfweek’s rankings of the top courses in the state, Grand National’s Short Course is among the best and most affordable par-3 courses in the U.S. The RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville is just 10 minutes north of the state’s capital, Montgomery. The

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three full length courses are aptly called The Judge, The Senator, and The Legislator. GOLF® Magazine once named the Judge one of 10 public courses worthy of hosting a U.S. Open and it’s the highest ranked public course on Golf Digest’s most recent “best golf courses in Alabama” list. The course offers a stunning view on the first tee, 200 feet above the fairway overlooking the Alabama River. The Legislator is hilly and more traditional. The Senator is a Scottish links-style course with 160 pot bunkers and mounds reaching up to 40 feet. Located in Greenville, 40 miles south of Montgomery, the RTJ Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge is set along the scenic southernmost edge of the Appalachian foothills. The changes in elevation are extraordinary and the three championship 9-hole courses offer an unforgettable experience. In fact, the Sherling/Canyon combination is ranked sixth in Golfweek’s “best golf courses you can play” in Alabama.

Situated in the southeast corner of the state, the RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks offers 36 holes of golf. One of the regulation length courses, Marshwood, is home to a monstrous par-5 boasting 701 yards; and another, Magnolia, features the longest bridge on the Trail - over 1,000 feet spanning the marshes and wetlands so prevalent in the area. The South Region’s history and culinary treasures, plus four Trail sites, make it the perfect home base for an Alabama golf vacation.

RTJ Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge, Greenville

RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks, Dothan

OFF THE COURSE... Don’t miss the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the new Whitewater park, both in Montgomery; Landmark Park in Dothan; Toomer’s Drugstore and the Rane Culinary Center in Auburn; and John Emerald Distillery in Opelika. Sample the food at The Hound, Acre, and Amsterdam Cafe, all in Auburn, Zazu Gastropub in Opelika, Goat Haus Biergarten, Central and century-old Chris’ Hot Dogs in Montgomery, plus Hunt’s Seafood and Conestoga Steak House in Dothan. Visit www.Alabama.Travel for more information.

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South Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

AUBURN/OPELIKA Auburn University Club 1650 Yarbrough Farms Blvd., Auburn 36832 Pines Crossing Golf Course 900 Country Club Dr., Auburn 36830

(334) 821-8381 www.augolfclub.com

18

R

7,326 75.3

138

72

(334) 821-0880 www.indianpinesgc.com

18

PU

6,411 68.8

119

70

PU/R 6,648 70.6 PU/R 6,738 71.5 PU/R 2,714 55.2

122 127 –

72 72 54

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National 3000 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika 36801 Lake 18-Hole Course Links 18-Hole Course Short 18-Hole Course

(334) 749-9042 www.rtjgolf.com

54

ANDALUSIA Evans Barnes Golf Course 1735 Dannelly Blvd., 36420

(334) 222-8400 www.cityofandalusia.com

9

PU

3,308

36

(251) 847-2056 www.chatom.org

18

SP

6,129 69.1

114

72

(334) 289-1414

18

PU

6,401 69.7

115

71

(334) 793-3300

18

SP

6,769 72.6

128

72

(334) 677-3321 www.dothannational.com

18

PU/R 7,425 75.4

132

73

PU PU PU PU

6,489 71.3 6,426 70.8 6,345 70.1 1,539 –

143 135 134 –

72 72 72 27

PU PU PU

6,619 72.5 6,565 72.3 6,608 72.4

146 143 147

72 72 72

CHATOM The Pines of Chatom 16461 St. Stephens Ave., 36518 DEMOPOLIS The Ravine Golf Course 748 Sport-Plex Rd., 36732 DOTHAN AREA Kilgore’s Roundabout Plantation 321 Roundabout Dr., Cowarts 36321 Dothan National Golf Club and Hotel 7410 U.S. Hwy. 231 S, 36301

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Highland Oaks 904 Royal Pkwy., 36305 Highlands 9-Hole Course/Marshwood 9-Hole Course Magnolia 9-Hole Course/Highlands 9-Hole Course Marshwood 9-Hole Course/Magnolia 9-Hole Course Short 9-Hole Course

(334) 712-2820 www.rtjgolf.com

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GREENVILLE Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge 101 SunBelt Pkwy., 36037 Canyon 9-Hole Course/Loblolly 9-Hole Course Loblolly 9-Hole Course/Sherling 9-Hole Course Sherling 9-Hole Course/Canyon 9-Hole Course

(334) 382-9787 www.rtjgolf.com

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HEADLAND Headland Country Club 4175 State Hwy. 134 E, 36345

(334) 693-2518

9

SP

3,074 34.6

126

36

Aroostook Golf Course at Wind Creek Casino (334) 260-4900 1501 Dozier Rd., 36117 www.windcreek.com/montgomery

18

PU

6,557 70.5

117

72

Cottonwood Golf Club 7160 Byron Nelson Blvd., 36116

18

PU

7,115 73.0

127

72

MONTGOMERY AREA

(334) 281-3344 www.cottonwoodgolfclub.com

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

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South Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

MONTGOMERY AREA (continued) Emerald Mountain Golf Club 245 Mountain View Dr., Wetumpka 36093

(334) 514-8082

18

PU

7,023 73.5

133

72

Gateway Golf Course 3800 Davenport Pkwy., 36105

(334) 284-7920 www.playmontgomerygolf.com

9

PU

2,924 32.5

104

35

Lagoon Park Golf Course 2855 Lagoon Park Dr., 36109

(334) 240-4050 www.playmontgomerygolf.com

18

PU

6,773 71.2

121

72

(334) 285-7529 www.cityofmillbrook.org

18

PU

6,318 68.5

113

72

(334) 774-3333

18

SP

6,756 71.7

132

72

(334) 291-4726

18

PU

6,476 70.1

124

72

(334) 285-1114 www.rtjgolf.com

54 PU/R 6,577 71.7 PU/R 6,455 71.4 PU/R 6,442 70.9

131 139 126

72 72 72

The Pines Golf Club 307 Deatsville Hwy., Millbrook 36054 OZARK Fox Ridge Golf Course 815 Country Club Dr., 36360 PHENIX CITY Lakewood Golf Course 2800 Lakewood Dr., 36867 PRATTVILLE Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill 2600 Constitution Ave., 36066 Judge 18-Hole Course Legislator 18-Hole Course Senator 18-Hole Course

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

South Region Lodging CITY / ACCOMMODATIONS AUBURN/OPELIKA Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National 3700 RTJ Trail, Opelika, 36801 www.marriottgrandnational.com DOTHAN Dothan Area CVB 3311 Ross Clark Cir., 36303 www.visitdothan.com

TELEPHONE

AMENITIES / GOLF PACKAGES

(334) 741-9292

Overlooking the award-winning RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, this stay & play resort offers a variety of first class amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools with a bar, eight tennis courts, a pub, a full service restaurant and a spa.

(888) 449-0212 (334) 794-6622

Dothan offers a variety of dining, lodging, musical events, top sports facilities, hosting amateurs and professionals, and great golf courses, such as RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks, Dothan National and Roundabout Plantation.

MONTGOMERY Renaissance Montgomery Hotel (334) 481-5000 & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa St., 36104 www.renaissancemontgomery.com PRATTVILLE Montgomery Marriott Prattville (334) 290-1235 Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill 2500 Legends Cir., 36066 www.marriottcapitolhill.com

Located in the heart of downtown, the hotel offers 342 guest rooms and 26 suites; Rooftop pool and fitness center with running track; European-style spa; Restaurant, lobby bar and outdoor terrace lounge with live music. Located along the 17th fairway of the Senator Course, the hotel offers 74 spacious guest rooms, an outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge; plus two eight-room villas each containing a common room with pool table.

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GOLF DOTHAN! After booking your tee time, head to visitdothan.com for information on our lodging, restaurants, attractions and events. Proud home of:

Visitors Center | 3311 Ross Clark Circle | 334.794.6622


Gulf Region

Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort, Gulf Shores

entire Trail - the par-five, 570-yard 10th, featuring a waterfall that cascades just below the contoured green. It isn’t as hilly as the Crossings, but it plays a bit longer from the tips. The 18-hole Short Course at Magnolia Grove is considered one of the most challenging on the entire RTJ Golf Trail. On the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay are two of legendary Alabama architect Earl Stone’s most challenging, yet rewarding layouts. At Rock Creek in Fairhope, you’ll be amazed at the incredible changes in elevation for this part of the state. But as challenging as the layout can be, this course treats the high handicapper with great respect.

In the Gulf Region of Alabama, experience the history and nightlife of Mobile or the sugar-white sands and clear, blue waters of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Mobile’s premier golfing facility is the 54-hole RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove. The Crossings Course is very hilly, featuring numerous pulpit bunkers, huge cloverleaf bunkers, and undulating greens that demand extreme caution. It’s a shotmakers course that demands accuracy both from the tee and at approach. Additionally, the course played host to the LPGA for many years. The Falls Course features one of the most talked-about holes on the

For more information, call (334) 242-4169 or visit our website at www.GolfAlabama.org

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The other Earl Stone course is TimberCreek, located in Daphne, just off Interstate 10. This 27-hole layout offers wide, rolling fairways, carved from a dense forest of magnolias, pines and dogwoods. Also on Mobile’s Eastern Shore, is the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an RTJ Golf Trail resort division property. It was named fourth on Southern Living’s recent list of “the South’s Best Hotels.” The resort offers the legendary Lakewood Golf Club to visitors to the Eastern Shore. The two courses at Lakewood, Azalea and Dogwood, meander around spring-fed lakes and are framed by stately magnolia, oaks and dogwoods which have been around for quite some time. Perhaps the signature hole at Lakewood is the 14th on the Azalea course, a par-five with a much-photographed island green. Steeped in history and located on over 500 secluded acres along Mobile Bay, The Grand Hotel offers superb dining, plus many ways to be

pampered. The resort has upheld this grand tradition of Southern hospitality, charm and elegance since 1847, living up to its well-earned nickname of “The Queen of Southern Resorts.” Coastal Alabama’s sister towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are favorite destinations for astute golfers. The area boasts 171 holes of golf within a 15 mile radius. Lodging options include fully furnished beachfront condos and houses, on-site golf condos, as well as traditional hotels, located both on and off the Gulf of Mexico. Located on an extraordinary piece of property on Fort Morgan peninsula between Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Kiva Dunes is a masterpiece. This Jerry Pate design is arguably the Gulf Coast’s most spectacular layout. It’s consistently in Golf Digest’s, GOLF® Magazine’s and Golfweek’s lists of top courses, as chosen by their professional raters. The layout boasts large, fast greens, huge bunkers are plentiful and

TimberCreek Golf Club, Daphne

RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile

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it’s very playable from the forward tees and a true test from the tips. It plays over 7,000 yards from the back. The newer of the two Arnold Palmer designs in Gulf Shores is Cypress Bend at Craft Farms. The layout features sprawling bunkers, top-notch greens and year-round lush, green conditions. Earl Stone’s unique design at Peninsula is a 27-hole masterpiece located on Mobile Bay. This course offers generous, elevated Bermuda greens with very subtle undulations and some of the finest white-sand bunkers and waste areas. The splendid beauty weaves its way through and among stately live oaks, natural cypress vegetation and more than 30 sparkling lakes. It is arguably one of the best-conditioned courses in the Gulf Shores area with pristine and generous landing areas and wonderfully maintained greens.

Gulf Shores Golf Club

the wind and blustery conditions that prevail across the peninsula can make for a tough test. But the links-style course is also a fair challenge with many shot-making opportunities. With 36 holes of Arnold Palmer signature golf, Craft Farms certainly shaped the golfing landscape in Gulf Shores. The first Palmer design in the area, Cotton Creek, offers a very unique setting. Featuring gently rolling fairways and large undulating greens,

Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Gulf Shores

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PLAY ON THE FAIRWAYS STAY IN THE CITY


The historic Gulf Shores Golf Club is a local favorite, and arguably the coast’s best value. Designed by the renowned father-son team of Jay and Carter Morrish, it was the first area golf course to open in the mid-60’s. The original designers came back almost 50 years later and lengthened the course by 300 yards and added additional water features and sand traps. In Sweet Home Alabama, come take it all in and experience the world’s original golf trail, sample layouts by the game’s most creative designers, and play some of the best golf in one of the friendliest places on earth.

OFF THE COURSE... Don’t miss the USS Alabama Battleship and the Mardi Gras Museum in Mobile; deep sea fishing and sailing adventures along the Gulf Coast; The Wharf entertainment complex in Orange Beach; and Gulf Shores’ only brewery, Big Beach. Sample the food at Dauphin’s, on the 34th floor of the RSA Building overlooking Mobile Bay or the original Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile; enjoy Sunday brunch at Marriott’s Grand Hotel in Point Clear; choose the fresh catch at waterfront spots like Fishers, Flora-Bama Yacht Club or Voyagers in Orange Beach, or sample the offerings of Perch at the Lodge at Gulf State Park, the Original Oyster House or Lucy Buffett’s restaurant, Lulu’s in Gulf Shores. Visit www.Alabama.Travel for more information.

Cypress Bend at Craft Farms, Gulf Shores

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Gulf Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG SLP PAR

BAY MINETTE Holly Hills Municipal Golf Course 38600 Country Club Dr., 36507

(251) 580-2553 www.cityofbayminette.org

9

PU

3116 68.5

104

72

(251) 866-7881 www.cityofcitronelle.com

18

PU 6,271 70.0

126

71

(251) 626-9324 www.lakeforestdaphne.com

18

SP

6,352

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TimberCreek Golf Club (251) 621-9900 9650 TimberCreek Blvd., 36527 www.golftimbercreek.com Magnolia 9-Hole Course/Dogwood 9-Hole Course Dogwood 9-Hole Course/Pines 9-Hole Course Pines 9-Hole Course/Magnolia 9-Hole Course

27 SP SP SP

7,182 74.8 7,049 73.6 7,225 75.2

141 126 137

72 72 72

CITRONELLE Mill Creek Golf Course 18350 Lakeview Dr., 36522 DAPHNE Lake Forest Yacht & Country Club 1 Golf Terrace, 36526

DAUPHIN ISLAND Isle Dauphine Golf Course 100 Orleans Dr., 36528, USA

(251) 861-3144 www.townofdauphinisland.org

18

PU 6,620 70.8

123

72

(251) 986-8633 www.soldierscreekgolfcourse.com

18

SP

7,001 72.8

119

72

(251) 990-0240 www.fairhopeal.gov

18

PU 6,410 70.6

123

72

(251) 928-4223 www.rockcreekgolf.com

18

SP

6,915 72.4

127

72

Glenlakes Golf Club 9530 Clubhouse Dr., 36535 Vista 9-Hole Course/Dunes 9-Hole Course Lakes 9-Hole Course/Vista 9-Hole Course Dunes 9-Hole Course/Lakes 9-Hole Course

(251) 955-1220 www.glenlakesgolf.com

27 SP SP SP

6,912 73.2 6,377 70.1 6,573 71.5

132 126 131

72 71 71

Gulf Links Golf Center 3901 S. McKenzie St., 36535

(251) 970-1444 www.gulflinksgolf.com

18

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(251) 968-3002 www.craftfarms.com

36 PU/R 7,127 73.7 PU/R 6,848 71.8

128 122

72 72

ELBERTA Soldiers Creek Golf Club 28341 Preserve Trail, 36530 FAIRHOPE Quail Creek Golf Course 19841 Quail Creek Dr., 36532 Rock Creek Golf Club 140 Clubhouse Dr., 36532 FOLEY

PU 3,987

GULF SHORES Craft Farms 3840 Cotton Creek Cir., 36542 Cotton Creek 18-Hole Course Cypress Bend 18-Hole Course Gulf Shores Golf Club 520 Clubhouse Dr., 36542

(251) 968-7366 www.gulfshoresgolfclub.com

18

SP

6,856 72.9

127

71

Kiva Dunes Golf Course 815 Plantation Rd., 36542

(251) 540-7000 www.kivadunes.com

18

PU/R 7,122 73.6

134

72

Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club (251) 968-8009 20 Peninsula Blvd., 36542 www.peninsulagolfclub.com Marsh 9-Hole Course/Lakes 9-Hole Course Lakes 9-Hole Course/Cypress 9-Hole Course Cypress 9-Hole Course/Marsh 9-Hole Course

27 PU/R 6,976 73.3 PU/R 7,003 73.1 PU/R 7,185 73.8

132 129 128

72 72 72

One Club 4000 Gulf Shores Pkwy., 36542

9

SP 2,298

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(251) 968-3234 www.oneclubcondos.com

The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

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Gulf Region Golf Courses CITY / GOLF COURSE MOBILE Azalea City Golf Course 1000 Gaillard Dr., 36608 Heron Lakes Country Club 3851 Government Blvd., 36693

PHONE / WEBSITE

HOLES TYPE YDG RTG

SLP PAR

(251) 208-5150 www.azaleacitygolfcourse.com

18

PU 6,850 71.2

115

72

(251) 706-6370 www.heronlakescountryclub.com

18

SP

6,860 72.2

122

72

PU 6,652 71.2 PU 6,674 71.6 PU 2,734 –

135 125 –

72 71 54

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove 7001 Magnolia Grove Pkwy., 36618 Crossings 18-Hole Course Falls 18-Hole Course Short 18-Hole Course

(251) 645-0075 www.rtjgolf.com

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Spring Hill College Golf Course 4000 Dauphin St., 36608

(251) 380-4655 www.shcgolfcourse.com

18

PU 6,665 71.3

124

72

ORANGE BEACH Orange Beach Golf Center & Driving Range 4700 Easy St., 36561

(251) 981-4653 www.orangebeachal.gov

9

PU 1,013

27

SP/R 6,573 71.8 SP/R 6,511 71.2

127 130

72 72

POINT CLEAR Lakewood at Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa One Grand Blvd., 36564 Azalea 18-Hole Course Dogwood 18-Hole Course

(251) 990-6312 www.rtjgolf.com

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The statistics of yardage/rating/slope are from the back tees (orange tees on the RTJ Golf Trail). Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort

The Lakewood Club at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Point Clear Photo by Michael Clemmer

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Gulf Region Lodging CITY / ACCOMMODATIONS

TELEPHONE

AMENITIES / GOLF PACKAGES

(251) 968-5339

Coastal Alabama Golf creates exceptional golf packages along the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We’ll book your tee times at nine championship courses including Peninsula, Craft Farms and Kiva Dunes. We handle groups of any size and combine your rounds with a variety of accommodations to create your perfect golf vacation. Call or go online to request custom packages.

Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort 815 Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores, 36542 www.kivadunes.com

888-TEE-KIVA (251) 540-7000

The Beach Club Resort & Spa 925 Beach Club Trail Gulf Shores, 36542 www.spectrumresorts.com

(800) 657-1774 (251) 224-3300

Turquoise Place 26302 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, 36561 www.spectrumresorts.com

(800) 657-1774 (251) 224-3300

Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort is a beautiful combination of relaxation and play. Just minutes away from Gulf Shores, the resort offers Alabama’s highest ranked public golf course, four pools and two restaurants. With houses and condos to rent, you will find the perfect accommodations for your next golf vacation. Ideally situated between the Gulf Coast’s two premier golf courses, Kiva Dunes and Peninsula, The Beach Club is the ultimate 19th hole offering 1-5 bedroom gulf-front condominiums or interior cottages for families and small groups with floor plans ranging from 2-5 bedrooms. Select cottages include a private swimming pool and/or hot tub. Resort amenities include restaurant, fitness room, full service spa, clay tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, and golf simulator. Call to learn more about our stay and play golf packages! Turquoise Place is the premier resort in Orange Beach. You enter a world of luxury as soon as you arrive, greeted by our soaring glass towers, spacious 3, 4 and 5 bedroom gulf-front condominiums, and our courteous on-site team members. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, lazy river, tennis courts, complete fitness room, poolside dining, cabana bar, plus complimentary daily breakfast and evening reception in our new Spectrum Club Lounge. Golf packages available at most area courses.

GULF SHORES / ORANGE BEACH Coastal Alabama Golf 3840 Cotton Creek Cir. Gulf Shores, 36542 www.coastalalabamagolf.com

MOBILE AREA The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa 26 North Royal St. Mobile, 36602 www.renaissancebattlehouse.com

Built in 1852, The Battle House is a member of Historic Hotels of America and holds a AAA Four Diamond rating. The hotel features 238 luxurious guest rooms and 31 suites, a European-style spa, rooftop oasis pool, fitness center, a full service restaurant, a cafe and a pub. It’s located in the heart of downtown Mobile’s entertainment district and 20 minutes from RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove. Opened in 1847, the AAA Four Diamond resort boasts 405 luxurious guest rooms, 36 holes of golf at Lakewood Club, a complete tennis facility with several hydro courts, a resort pool complex with cabanas, beaches with water sports, a marina, a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, plus six restaurants and two pubs, including the famous Bucky’s Lounge, a lively piano bar. AAA Four Diamond, riverfront hotel in historic downtown Mobile, home of the country’s original Mardi Gras. The hotel offers 373 plush guest rooms; an outdoor pool; a fine dining restaurant; and a lounge with live music and outdoor seating. It’s located 20 minutes from RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, near the entertainment district and connected to the Mobile Convention Center. The Mobile Bay area offers over 378 holes of golf; year round golfing weather; exciting nightlife; and coastal dining. Lodging options include luxurious resorts, historic inns, and moderately-priced hotels.

(251) 338-2000

Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an Autograph Collection Hotel One Grand Blvd. Point Clear, 36564 www.grand1847.com

(251) 928-9201

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel 64 South Water St. Mobile, 36602 www.renaissanceriverview.com

(251) 438-4000

Visit Mobile One South Water St. Mobile 36602 www.mobile.org

(251) 208-2000

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Alabama Golf ravel Resources

GOLF TRAVEL RESOURCES’ PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES Alabama Tourism Department ..............................(334) 242-4169 ..........................www.Alabama.Travel Alabama State Parks ..............................................(800) 252-7275................................www.ALApark.com Auburn/Opelika............................................................(334) 501-3281 ............................www.AOtourism.com Birmingham..................................................................(800) 458-8085 ......................www.inBirmingham.com Coastal Alabama Golf ..............................................(251) 968-5339 ..........www.CoastalAlabamaGolf.com Decatur/Morgan County ..........................................(256) 350-2028 ..........................www.DecaturCVB.org Dothan ..........................................................................(334) 794-6622 ..........................www.VisitDothan.com Florence/The Shoals ..................................................(256) 740-4141........................www.TheShoalsAL.com Gulf Shores/Orange Beach ......................................(800) 745-7263 ..........................www.GulfShores.com Gadsden/Etowah County ..........................................(888) 565-0411..................www.GreaterGadsden.com Huntsville/Madison County ......................................(800) 843-0468 ..............................www.Huntsville.org Mobile ..........................................................................(251) 208-2000 ....................................www.Mobile.org Muscle Shoals/Colbert County ................................(800) 344-0783 ........www.ColbertCountyTourism.org North Alabama ............................................................(800) 648-5381 ......................www.NorthAlabama.org PCH Resorts on RTJ Golf Trail..................................(251) 338-5600 ..........................www.PCHresorts.com Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail ................................(800) 949-4444..................................www.RTJgolf.com Tuscaloosa ..................................................................(205) 391-9200 ..................www.VisitTuscaloosa.com /GolfAlabamaOfficial

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