Golf Alabama 2023

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3 Golf Alabama Guide For more information, call (334) 242-4169 or visit our website at TABLE OF CONTENTS Map and Weather............................................................................................................................................4 This Is Alabama................................................................................................................................................5 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 28 18 38 44 28 38 44 18


This official golf guide is designed to assist golfers in deciding where to stay and where to 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-tobe-missed non-golfing activities to consider, as well as restaurant suggestions. For the latest information, subscribe to our enewsletter at or follow us.

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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, 2023. For more information, please contact the Alabama Tourism Department, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-4927.

COVER PHOTO: Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa on the RTJ Golf Trail, Birmingham. Photo by Michael Clemmer.

Map of Alabama cities with public, semi-private or resort golf courses.

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INSET PHOTOS: Cahaba Brewing in Birmingham, one of over 20 unique craft breweries in Alabama; Red Snapper fishing in Orange Beach, the charter boat capital of the world; Bob Sykes Barbeque, Bessemer.


Publisher/Editor: Pam Shaheen

Creative Director: Mary Beth Gabriel

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This is Alabama

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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Big Beach Brewery, Gulf Shores Talladega Superspeedway

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!

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham Photo by Chris Granger Chef’s Table with a View at Dauphin’s, Mobile

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a visually stunning collection of masterpiece courses, carved out of the hills, valleys, and marshes of Alabama. A total of 468 holes on 26 courses provides 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.

Ross Bridge, Hoover/Birmingham

Just outside Birmingham, located a few miles from Oxmoor Valley is the Trail’s only single course facility. Measuring 8,191 yards, the stadium-style course offers spectacular views and a “big-shouldered, muscular” layout. It’s not for the weak at heart. But the on-site Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort and Spa offers a nice respite from a challenging day on the links.

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.

Hampton Cove, Huntsville

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.


Silver Lakes, Anniston/Gadsden

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.

Grand National, Auburn/Opelika

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.

Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham

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. There’s also a fun and challenging 9-Hole, Par 3 Course.

Capitol Hill, Prattville

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.


Cambrian Ridge, Greenville

South of the capital, this complex is one of the true jewels of the Trail. The Canyon nine’s changes in elevation include a 200foot 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 and will host its 25th Annual Father/Son Championship in 2023.

Magnolia Grove, Mobile

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.

Highland Oaks, Dothan

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.

Lakewood Club, Point Clear

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. The club recently hosted the 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.


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Alabama Golf Resorts & Spas

Splendid golf resorts and lavish spas have sprung up all around Alabama to entice golf travelers to experience Southern hospitality at its best. Along with a variety of more rustic stay and play 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 golf travel experience, Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones 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 award-

winning European-style spas as part of the RTJ Spa Trail.

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, and nightly live music in Swampers, named for FAME Studio’s house band in Muscle Shoals.

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, near Birmingham, is the

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Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence

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

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, Birmingham/Hoover RTJ Spa Trail at Renaissance Hotel, Montgomery
Fire Pit at the Lounge at Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill, Prattville/Montgomery Feature Pool and Patio Bar at Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand National, Auburn/Opelika

for golf groups. It also boasts a pub and restaurant, indoor pool, resort-style outdoor pool with cabanas and covered patio bar, plus eight tennis courts.

Rounding out the resorts on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the newly-renovated Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa on Mobile Bay. It is a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The all-in-one destination features a full-service spa, two renovated 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 their 40-room first-class 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

Resort Pool at Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Point Clear The Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa, Mobile Cottages at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile

pool, fitness facilities, plus fly-fishing, 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 laid-back golf resort options are all located in the mountains of 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 also offers a full-service marina, camping, lakeside cottages and meeting facilities. Goose Pond Colony Resort in Scottsboro boasts 36 holes of golf, lakefront cabins, and a marina with dockside seafood restaurant.

Come stay and play in Alabama to experience all of the luxury, serenity, beauty and charm we have to offer.

Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Gulf Shores Joe Wheeler State Park Resort, Rogersville Lake Guntersville State Park Resort, Guntersville Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort, Gulf Shores

Alabama Golf Tournaments

When planning your next golf trip to Alabama, consider scheduling it around one of the many professional and amateur golf events we host each year. In addition to world-class golf, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail has hosted prestigious PGA, LPGA and NCAA events, plus the 59th U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship.

Professional golfers from around the world descend on the capital region each fall in the LPGA Epson Tour’s Guardian Championship, played on the Senator Course at Capitol Hill; the PGA Champions Tour competes in the Regions Tradition at Greystone in Birmingham each spring; and a new

in Huntsville.

For competitive amateur couples, there are plenty of tournament playing options in Alabama, around which to schedule a golf vacation. Three RTJ Trail sites - Magnolia Grove in Mobile, The Shoals in Florence and Grand National in Auburn/Opelika - host fun and exciting couples events each year and the Gulf Shores area presents their Coastal Alabama Couples Classic each fall, where couples compete on a variety of courses and enjoy beach activities and unique dinners along the coastal waters.

All of these golf events showcase Alabama’s unique brand of hospitality.

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PGA Korn Ferry Tour event is played at The Ledges Zimmer Biomet Championship, hosted by Nancy Lopez at RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn-Opelika


Huntsville Championship (PGA’s Korn Ferry Tour), April 24-30, 2023 The Ledges, Huntsville u

Couples Challenge, April 21-23, 2023

RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile u

Regions Tradition (PGA’s Champions Tour), May 10-14, 2023 Greystone Golf & CC, Birmingham u

Father/Son Championship, May 27-28, 2023

RTJ Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge, Greenville u

Alabama Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship, June 7-10, 2023 The Country Club of Mobile u

Alabama Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship, July 11-13, 2023 Musgrove Country Club, Jasper u

Coastal Alabama Couples Classic, November 2023 Multiple Courses, Gulf Shores u

Couples Championship, September 2023

RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals, Muscle Shoals u

Guardian Championship (LPGA’s Epson Tour), September 11-17, 2023

RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville u

Couples Classic, November 2023

RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn/Opelika u


North Region

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

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.

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RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals, Muscle Shoals/Florence

Also in the Shoals area, Cypress Lakes is another fun test of golf. The facility features a beautiful championship course with new Mini Verde greens. And just down the road is one of the four 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. One of Stone’s early efforts, 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 design without a single bunker. The course was laid out on a former soybean plantation at the edge of the Flint River flood plain. Great care was used to incorporate the wonders of Mother Nature into the scheme of things, showcased by the enormous old 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.

Point Mallard Golf Course, Decatur The General Golf Course at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville

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

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

RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, Huntsville


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.

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. Golfer 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 for more information.

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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. 450 Old Hwy 431, Owens Crossroads, AL 35763

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North Region Golf Courses




Big Spring Lake Golf (256) 878-440318 PU 6,280 70.3 120 72 860 Country Club Rd., 35950

Willow Brook Golf Course (256) 679-981818 PU 5,646 69.2 113 72 134 Par Dr., 35951


Brookside Golf Course (256) 586-576518 PU 5,735 67.9 129 71 1620 Country Club Dr., 35016


Southern Gayles Golf Community (256) 232-988818 PU 7,070 73.8 124 72 22230 Mooresville Rd., 35613


Clear Creek Golf Club (256) 593-550118 PU 6,509 70.3 117 72 1715 AL Hwy. 205, 35957


Hidden Valley Golf Course (256) 495-960818 PU 6,211 69.5 111 72 607 County Rd. 393, 35958


Cherokee Country Club (256) 927-507018 PU 6,088 – – 71 270 County Rd. 382, 35960


Chesley Oaks Golf Course (256) 796-980818 PU 6,738 71.0 113 71 1035 County Rd. 1583, 35058

Cross Creek Golf Course (256) 739-238618 PU 6,394 71.0 122 72 2321 County Rd. 490, 35077

TP Country Club (256) 739-072018 PU 6,451 70.9 127 72 700 Pine Hill Dr., 35057


Point Mallard Golf Course (256) 341-492518 PU 7,064 73.1 124 72 2600 Point Mallard Dr. SE, 35601


Dogwood Hills Golf Resort & Gardens (256) 632-363418 PU 6,670 69.7 115 72 26460 Ala. Hwy. 71, 35966

Blackberry Trail Golf Course (256) 740-882518 PU 6,851 72.4 129 72 112 Clubhouse Dr., 35630


Gunter’s Landing Golf Course (256) 582-300018

6,863 73.3 144 72 1000 Gunter’s Landing Rd., 35976

Eagle’s Nest Golf Course (256) 571-545818 PU/R 6,785 71.4 118 72 2060 Aubrey Carr Scenic Dr., 35976


Quail Creek Resort & Conference Center (256) 784-503318 PU/R 6,056 68.3 119 71 233 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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North Region Golf Courses





Colonial Golf Club, Meridianville (256) 828-043118 PU 6,571 71.4 114 72

400 Colonial Dr., 35759

Fox Run Golf Course, Meridianville (256) 828-756418 PU 6,257 69.1 109 72 870 McCollum Rd., 35759

The Links at Redstone (256) 842-797736 4140 Goss Rd., 35898

Patriot 18-Hole Course M 6,890 71.8 129 72 Warrior 18-Hole Course M 7,339 74.7 136 72

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove (256) 551-181854

450 Old Hwy. 431, Owens Crossroads 35763

Highlands 18-Hole Course PU 6,806 73.4 138 72

River 18-Hole Course PU 6,764 72.6 131 72 Short 18-Hole Course PU 3,007 – – 54

Sunset Landing Golf Course (256) 464-505018 PU 6,830 71.9 118 72 346 James Record Rd., 35824


Deer Run Golf Course (256) 974-738418 PU 6,745 73.1 134 72 1175 County Rd. 100, 35650


Cypress Lakes Golf & Tennis Facility (256) 381-123218 SP 6,523 71.9 133 71 1311 East 6th St., 35661

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals (256) 446-511136 990 SunBelt Pkwy., 35661

Fighting Joe 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,768 72.1 134 72 Schoolmaster 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,850 72.2 136 72


Heritage Golf (205) 274-239018 SP 6,388 70.9 129 71 1364 Heritage Rd., 35121

Limestone Springs Golf Club (205) 274-465318 PU/R 6,987 74.2 139 72 3000 Colonial Dr., 35121



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

Redmont Recreation Club Golf Course (256) 356-807018 SP 6,534 70.7 120 72 1400 Redmont Dr. NW, 35582 ROGERSVILLE
The General Golf Course (256) 247-930818 PU/R 7,251 73.1 120 72 4401 McLean Dr., 35652 RUSSELLVILLE
Twin Pines Country Club (256) 332-419118
6,810 72.8 131 72 1855 Country Club Dr., 35654 SCOTTSBORO
Pond Colony Resort Reservations: 256-912-059236 417 Ed Hembree Dr., 35769 The Lake 18-Hole Course (256) 912-0063 PU/R 7,101 73.1 129 72 The Plantation 18-Hole Course (256) 259-0101 PU/R 6,855 72.5 125 72

North Region Golf Courses



Spring Creek Golf Course (256) 386-56709 PU 3,005 – – 40 800 Woodmont Dr., 35674


Cherokee Ridge Country Club (256) 841-455118 SP 5,682 66.1 120 72 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



Decatur Morgan County Tourism (800) 232-5449 719 6th Ave. SE, 35602 (256) 350-2028


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

Joe Wheeler State Park Resort (800) Ala-Park 4401 McLean Dr., Rogersville, 35652 (256) 247-5461

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.

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.

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 (256) 246-3600 10 Hightower Pl., Florence, 35630


Lake Guntesville State Park Resort (800) Ala-Park 1155 Lodge Dr., 35976 (256) 571-5440


Hampton Inn & Suites (256) 532-2110

Huntsville Hampton Cove 6205 Hwy. 431 S, 35763

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.

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.

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.


Central Region

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 the top two 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

so many great courses from which to choose. And the 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 an

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RTJ Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham

exciting new 9-hole, par 3 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. In addition to its number one ranking from Golfweek, many golfers who have played the course and submitted reviews on GolfAdvisor have rated FarmLinks the best course in the state.

Just west of Greater Birmingham, Tuscaloosa is home to an awardwinning golf course. The Ol’ Colony Golf Complex offers an 18-hole Jerry Pate design. It features rolling hills, tall

Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham RTJ Golf Trail at Silver Lakes, Anniston/Gadsden Photo by Michael Clemmer

pines and live oaks, plus large fairway bunkers and water throughout. It’s been named a “Best Municipal Course” by several golf publications.

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.

Twin Bridges, located along the Coosa River in Gadsden is a Coore-

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.


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 in Gadsden, one of Alabama’s first craft breweries; 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.

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Central Region Golf Courses


ALEXANDER CITY ( Jacksons Gap)


Lakewinds Golf Course (256) 825-986018 SP 5,326 64.6 104 70 95 County Rd. 40, 36861


Alpine Bay Golf Club (256) 268-292018 SP 6,558 71.8 131 72

9855 Renfroe Rd., 35014


Cane Creek Golf Course (256) 820-917418 PU 7,049 71.6 113 72 2247 Galloway Gate Rd., 36205

Cider Ridge Golf Club, Oxford (256) 831-722218 SP 6,946 73.8 136 72

200 Apple Blossom Way, 36203

The Hill Golf Course (256) 231-76319 PU 3,127 – – 35 1341 Johnston Dr., 36207

Indian Oaks Golf Club (256) 820-403018 SP 6,549 71.4 125 72

201 Cherokee Trail, 36206

Pine Hill Country Club (256) 237-263318 SP 6,271 69.8 127 72 175 Pine Hill Dr., 36207


Clay County Public Golf Course (256) 354-28149 SP 2,984 34.6 113 35

158 Country Club Rd., 36251


Wills Creek Country Club (256) 538-878118 SP 6,502 66.6 106 70 216 Country Club Rd., 35954


Ballantrae Golf Club, Pelham (205) 620-465318 SP 7,273 74.2 125 72 1300 Ballantrae Club Dr., 35124

Bent Brook Golf Club, Bessemer (205) 428-960027 7900 Dickey Springs Rd., 35022

Brook 9-Hole Course/Graveyard 9-Hole Course PU 7,246 74.3 132 72 Graveyard 9-Hole Course/Windmill 9-Hole Course PU 6,960 72.8 128 71 Windmill 9-Hole Course/Brook 9-Hole Course PU 6,935 72.9 131 71

Cumberland Lake Golf Course, Pinson (205) 680-4653 18 SP 6,843 72.6 128 72 2150 Cumberland Lake Dr., 35126

Frank House Municipal Golf Course, Bessemer (205) 424-954018 PU 6,346 69.0 119 72 801 Golf Course Rd., 35022

Heatherwood Golf & Country Club (205) 502-410118 SP 6,351 71.4 137 71 400 St. Annes Dr., 35244

Highland Park Golf Course (205) 322-190218 PU 5,801 67.3 123 70 3400 12th Ave. South., 35205

Lakeview Country Club, Lake View (205) 477-61259 PU 2,952 – – 36 21026 Agnes Dr., 35111

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley (205) 942-117745 100 SunBelt Pkwy., 35211

Ridge 18-Hole Course PU 6,527 72.1 136 72 Valley 18-Hole Course PU 6,624 72.1 141 72 The Backyard 9-Hole Par 3 Course PU 911 – – 27

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge (205) 949-308518 PU/R 6,783 72.0 134 72 4000 Grand Ave., Hoover, 35226

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


Central Region Golf Courses





Roebuck Municipal Golf Course (205) 836-731818 PU 6,355 69.1 117 71 8920 Roebuck Blvd., 35206

Westside Golf Center (205) 923-29799 PU 1,320 – – 27 3501 Cleburn Ave. SW, 35221

Woodward Golf & Country Club, Bessemer (205) 424-550018 SP 6,526 70.7 130 71 2141 Wheel Dr., 35020


Timberline Golf Club (205) 668-788818 SP 6,745 72.3 126 71 300 Timberline Trail, 35040


Cahawba Falls Country Club (205) 926-932318 SP 5,862 68.0 117 71 530 2nd St. N, 35042


StillWaters Golf (256) 825-135318 PU/R 6,906 73.2 137 72 797 Moonbrook Dr., 36853


Horse Creek Golf Course (205) 648-149918 PU 6,893 72.6 128 72 1745 Hwy. 78, 35062


Marcum Golf Club (205) 647-337718 PU 5,728 – – 72 9621 Bagley Rd., 35603


Twin Bridges Golf Club (256) 549-486618 PU 6,734 72.1 132 72 901 River Bend Dr., 35901

GLENCOE (Anniston/Gadsden)

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (256) 892-326836 1 SunBelt Pkwy., 35905

Backbreaker 9-Hole Course/Mindbreaker 9-Hole Course PU 6,397 71.8 137 72

Heartbreaker 9-Hole Course/Backbreaker 9-Hole Course PU 6,533 71.8 128 72

Mindbreaker 9-Hole Course/Heartbreaker 9-Hole Course PU 6,534 71.8 137 72

Short 9-Hole Course PU 1,450 – – 27


Mountain View Golf Club (205) 674-836227 3200 Mountainview Dr., 35073

Red 9-Hole Course/White 9-Hole Course PU 6,059 – – 71

Blue 9-Hole Course/White 9-Hole Course PU 5,930 – – 70 Blue 9-Hole Course/Red 9-Hole Course PU 6,195 – – 71


The Meadows Golf Course (205) 672-800918 SP 6,823 71.6 122 72 1 Water Oak Way, 35078


Montevallo Golf Club (205) 665-805718 SP 5,815 68.1 116 71 1481 Hwy. 204, 35115


Green Briar Golf Course (Par 3 Course) (205) 647-268018 PU 2,385 – – 54 1130 Morris Majestic Rd., 35116

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

Ultimate Sports Destination
Ol’ Colony Golf: Home to the 2022 Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic! An EPSON Tour Tournament Located in the heart of West Alabama, Tuscaloosa is Alabama’s ultimate sports destination. Whether you’re teeing up at Ol’ Colony Golf - designed by Jerry Pate and Alabama’s best public courseexperiencing the beauty of our outdoors, or cheering on the Tide in Bryant Denny, you’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Book Your Tee Time by Calling 205-562-3201 or Request a Visitor Guide!

Central Region Golf Courses





The Oaks Golf Course (205) 620-252218 PU/R 6,842 71.7 120 72 877 Findlay Dr., 35124


FarmLinks at Pursell Farms (256) 208-7600 18 PU/R 7,444 76.3 141 72 386 Talladega Springs Rd., 35151


Trussville Country Club (205) 655-209518 SP 6,292 67.9 116 71 7905 Roper Rd., 35173


Hidden Meadows Golf Course, Northport (205) 339-367318 SP 6,828 73.7 151 72 13000 Old Cove Rd., 35473

The Links at Tuscaloosa (205) 247-999018 SP 6,195 – – 71 1800 Links Blvd., 35405

Northriver Yacht Club (205) 343-450718 R 6,831 73.4 137 71 3100 Yacht Club Way NE, 35406

Ol’ Colony Golf Course (205) 562-320118 PU 7,079 73.9 135 72 401 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

Central Region Lodging



Renaissance Birmingham (205) 916-7677

Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa 4000 Grand Ave., Hoover 35226


Hampton Inn Gadsden (256) 546-2337

129 River Rd., 35901

Hampton Inn Gadsden/Attalla I-59 (256) 538-5222

206 Walker St., 35904


Oak Mountain State Park Cabins (800) Ala-Park 200 Terrace Dr., 35124 (205) 620-2524


Pursell Farms

(877) 292-3276

386 Talladega Springs Rd., 35151 (256) 208-7600

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.

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.

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

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.

37 Our hotels offer complimentary hot breakfast, exercise rooms and outdoor pools. AAA 3-Diamond Rating. Golf packages available. • 1-800-HAMPTON 129 River Rd., Gadsden, AL 256-546-2337 206 Walker St., Gadsden, AL 256-538-5222 Gadsden... Two Great Courses! Two Great Locations! Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes Twin Bridges Golf Club @GreaterGadsden #GreaterGadsden 90 Walnut St. • Gadsden, AL 35901 • 1-888-565-0411 1-256-549-0351 Newly Renovated

South Region

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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RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn/Opelika

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 fifth 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.


Don’t miss the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Landmark Park in Dothan, Toomer’s Drugstore 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.

RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill Photo by Michael Clemmer RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks, Dothan

South Region Golf Courses





Auburn University Club (334) 821-838118 R 7,326 74.9 136 72 1650 Yarbrough Farms Blvd., 36832

Indian Pines Golf Course (334) 821-088018 PU 6,340 70.0 120 70 900 Country Club Dr., 36830

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National (334) 749-904254 3000 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika 36801

Links 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,738 71.5 127 72 Lake 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,648 70.6 122 72 Short 18-Hole Course PU/R 2,753 55.2 – 54


Evans Barnes Golf Course (334) 222-84009 PU 3,308 – – 36 1735 Dannelly Blvd., 36420


The Ravine Golf Course (334) 289-141418 PU 6,401 69.7 115 71 748 Sport-Plex Rd., 36732


Kilgore’s Roundabout Plantation, Cowarts (334) 793-3300 18 SP 6,769 72.6 128 72 321 Roundabout Dr., 36321

Dothan National Golf Club and Hotel (334) 677-332118 PU/R 7,425 75.4 132 73 7410 U.S. Hwy. 231S, 36301

River Oaks Golf Course (334) 684-61909 PU 3,422 33.8 113 36 203 River Oaks Rd., Geneva, 36340

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Highland Oaks (334) 712-282036 904 Royal Pkwy., 36305

Highlands 9-Hole Course/Marshwood 9-Hole Course PU 6,489 71.3 143 72 Magnolia 9-Hole Course/Highlands 9-Hole Course PU 6,426 70.8 135 72 Marshwood 9-Hole Course/Magnolia 9-Hole Course PU 6,345 70.1 134 72 Short 9-Hole Course PU 1,539 – – 27


Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge (334) 382-978736 101 SunBelt Pkwy., 36037

Canyon 9-Hole Course/Loblolly 9-Hole Course PU 6,619 72.5 146 72 Loblolly 9-Hole Course/Sherling 9-Hole Course PU 6,565 72.3 143 72 Sherling 9-Hole Course/Canyon 9-Hole Course PU 6,608 72.4 147 72 Short 9-Hole Course PU 1,415 – – 27


Headland Country Club (334) 693-25189 SP 3,074 34.6 126 36 4175 State Hwy. 134 E, 36345


Aroostook Golf Course at Wind Creek Casino (334) 260-490018 PU 6,900 70.5 125 72 1501 Dozier Rd., 36117

Cottonwood Golf Club (334) 281-334418 PU 7,115 73.0 127 72 7160 Byron Nelson Blvd., 36116

Emerald Mountain Golf Club, Wetumpka (334) 514-808218 PU 7,023 73.5 133 72 245 Mountain View Dr., 36093

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



Gateway Golf Course (334) 284-79209 PU 2,924 32.5 104 35 3800 Davenport Pkwy., 36105

Lagoon Park Golf Course (334) 240-405018 PU 6,773 71.2 121 72 2855 Lagoon Park Dr., 36109

The Pines Golf Club, Millbrook (334) 285-752918 PU 6,318 68.5 113 72 307 Deatsville Hwy., 36054


Fox Ridge Golf Course (334) 774-333318 SP 6,756 71.7 132 72 815 Country Club Dr., 36360


Lakewood Golf Course (334) 291-472618 PU 6,476 70.1 124 72 2800 Lakewood Dr., 36867


Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (334) 285-111454 2600 Constitution Ave., 36066

Senator 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,442 70.9 126 72 Legislator 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,455 71.4 139 72 Judge 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,577 71.7 131 72

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



Center at Capitol Hill 2500 Legends Cir., 36066

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.

Region Lodging CITY / ACCOMMODATIONS TELEPHONE AMENITIES / GOLF PACKAGES AUBURN/OPELIKA DOTHAN Dothan Area CVB (888) 449-0212 3311 Ross Clark Cir., 36303 (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.
Marriott Opelika Resort (334) 741-9292 & Spa at Grand National 3700 RTJ Trail, Opelika, 36801 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 court, a pub, a full service restaurant and a new spa.
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Gulf Region

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

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.

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

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 sixth on Southern Living’s list of “the South’s Best Resorts.” 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 muchphotographed 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 and it’s known as the “Grand Dame” of Southern resorts.

Coastal Alabama’s sister towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach continue to gain popularity with golfers. The area boasts 171 holes of golf within a 15 mile radius, all of which have re-opened after Hurricane Sally paid a visit last fall. Lodging options include beachfront condos and houses, on-site golf condos, as well as traditional hotels.

Located on an extraordinary piece of property directly along the Gulf of Mexico, Kiva Dunes is a masterpiece. This Jerry Pate design is arguably the Gulf Coast’s most spectacular layout. It’s the second best course in Alabama, according to GolfPass reviewers and it’s in Golf Digest’s, GOLF® Magazine’s and Golfweek’s top courses lists, as chosen by their professional raters. The layout boasts large, fast greens, huge bunkers are plentiful and the wind and blustery

Rock Creek Golf Club, Fairhope Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Gulf Shores

conditions that prevail along the Gulf of Mexico can make for a tough test. Kiva Dunes underwent a major renovation recently to improve the playability of the course for the average golfer, while retaining the challenges enjoyed by more experienced golfers. 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, 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. 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

RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile
Gulf Shores Golf Club


wonderfully maintained greens.

The historic Gulf Shores Golf Club is a local favorite, and arguably the coast’s best value. And just north of the beaches in Foley is Glenlakes Golf Club with an 18-hole, links-style course and a 9-hole resort-style layout. Both are highly regarded by golfers on the Golf Channel’s GolfPass site.

Come to Sweet Home Alabama to experience the world’s original golf trail, sample hilly and coastal designs by some of the game’s most creative designers, and you’ll be guaranteed to play some of the best golf in one of the friendliest places on earth.


Don’t miss the USS Alabama Battleship and the Mardi Gras Museum in Mobile; deep sea fishing along the Gulf Coast; The Wharf entertainment complex in Orange Beach; Gulf Shores’ only brewery, Big Beach; and the new OWA theme park in Foley. 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; do Sunday brunch at Marriott’s Grand Hotel in Point Clear; choose the fresh catch at waterfront spots like Cobalt or Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, or sample the offerings at the new Perch 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


Located in the heart of the best golf courses on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Turquoise Place and The Beach Club Resort & Spa offer all the amenities and services golfers will appreciate. These include onsite dining, spacious upscale accommodations, an HD Golf Simulator at The Beach Club, and balcony hot tubs at Turquoise Place.

Call 800-657-1774 to learn more about our Stay & Play golf packages.

Gulf Region Golf Courses





Holly Hills Municipal Golf Course (251) 580-25539 PU 3,282 – – 72 38600 Country Club Dr., 36507


Country Club of Brewton (251) 867-340818 SP 7,019 73.7 133 72 700 Clubhouse Rd., 36426


The Pines of Chatom (251) 847-205618 SP 6,129 69.1 114 72 16461 St. Stephens Ave., 36518


Mill Creek Golf Course (251) 866-788118 PU 6,271 70.0 126 71 18350 Lakeview Dr., 36522


Lake Forest Yacht & Country Club (251) 626-932418 SP 6,352 – – 72

1 Golf Terrace, 36526

TimberCreek Golf Club (251) 621-990027 9650 TimberCreek Blvd., 36527

Magnolia 9-Hole Course/Dogwood 9-Hole Course SP 7,182 74.8 141 72 Dogwood 9-Hole Course/Pines 9-Hole Course SP 7,049 73.6 126 72 Pines 9-Hole Course/Magnolia 9-Hole Course SP 7,225 75.2 137 72


Soldiers Creek Golf Club (251) 986-863318 SP 7,001 72.8 119 72 28341 Preserve Trail, 36530


Quail Creek Golf Course (251) 990-024018 PU 6,410 70.6 123 72 19841 Quail Creek Dr., 36532

Rock Creek Golf Club (251) 928-422318 SP 6,915 72.4 127 72 140 Clubhouse Dr., 36532


Glenlakes Golf Club (251) 955-122027 9530 Clubhouse Dr., 36535 Vista 9-Hole Course/Dunes 9-Hole Course SP 6,912 73.2 132 72 Lakes 9-Hole Course/Vista 9-Hole Course SP 6,377 70.1 126 71 Dunes 9-Hole Course/Lakes 9-Hole Course SP 6,573 71.5 131 71

Gulf Links Golf Center (251) 970-144418 PU 4,054 – – 64 3901 S. McKenzie St., 36535


Craft Farms (251) 968-300236 3840 Cotton Creek Cir., 36542

Cotton Creek 18-Hole Course PU/R 7,127 73.7 128 72 Cypress Bend 18-Hole Course PU/R 6,848 71.8 122 72

Gulf Shores Golf Club (251) 968-736618 SP 6,856 72.9 127 71 520 Clubhouse Dr., 36542

Kiva Dunes Golf Course (251) 540-700018 PU/R 7,122 73.6 134 72 815 Plantation Rd., 36542

Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club (251) 968-800927 20 Peninsula Blvd., 36542

Marsh 9-Hole Course/Lakes 9-Hole Course PU/R 6,976 73.3 132 72

Lakes 9-Hole Course/Cypress 9-Hole Course PU/R 7,003 73.1 129 72 Cypress 9-Hole Course/Marsh 9-Hole Course PU/R 7,185 73.8 128 72

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


Gulf Region Golf Courses



SHORES (continued)



One Club (251) 968-32349 SP 2,298 – – 35 4000 Gulf Shores Pkwy., 36542

Point University Golf Club (334) 644-450318 PU 6,362 70.0 129 70 2001 Country Club Rd., 36863


Azalea City Golf Course (251) 208-515018 PU 6,850 71.2 115 72 1000 Gaillard Dr., 36608

Heron Lakes Country Club (251) 706-637018 SP 6,848 72.9 127 72 3851 Government Blvd., 36693

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove (251) 645-007554 7001 Magnolia Grove Pkwy., 36618

Crossings 18-Hole Course

PU 6,652 70.8 123 72 Falls 18-Hole Course PU 6,674 71.4 135 71 Short 18-Hole Course PU 2,734 – – 54

Spring Hill College Golf Course (251) 380-465518 PU 6,665 71.3 124 72 4000 Dauphin St., 36608


Orange Beach Golf Center & Driving Range (251) 981-46539 PU 1,013 – – 27 4700 Easy St., 36561


Lakewood at Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (251) 990-631236 One Grand Blvd., 36564

Dogwood 18-Hole Course SP/R 6,511 71.2 130 72 Azalea 18-Hole Course SP/R 6,573 71.8 127 72

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

Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort, Gulf Shores

Gulf Region Lodging



Coastal Alabama Golf (251) 968-5339 3840 Cotton Creek Cir. Gulf Shores, 36542

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 888-TEE-KIVA 815 Plantation Rd. (251) 540-7000 Gulf Shores, 36542

The Beach Club Resort & Spa (800) 657-1774 925 Beach Club Trail (251) 224-3300

Gulf Shores, 36542

Turquoise Place (800) 657-1774 26302 Perdido Beach Blvd. (251) 224-3300 Orange Beach, 36561

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.


The Battle House (251) 338-2000

Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa 26 North Royal St., Mobile, 36602

Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, (251) 928-9201 an Autograph Collection Hotel One Grand Blvd., Point Clear, 36564

Renaissance Mobile (251) 438-4000

Riverview Plaza Hotel 64 South Water St., Mobile, 36602

Visit Mobile (800) 5-MOBILE One South Water St., 36602 (251) 208-2000

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.

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