With award-winning dining experiences, a booming craft beer scene and exceptional year-round golf on courses along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, plus Jerry Pate’s Kiva Dunes and Arnold Palmer’s Craft Farms in Gulf Shores, from the mountains to the coast, you can take it all in. Let Alabama host your next golf trip with custom itineraries and ﬁrst-class customer service.
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Sweet Home Alabama is more than just a song or a movie, although they both certainly evoke the spirit of this beautiful state. It’s also a mantra for the hard-working, friendly folks that travelers encounter along the way. From the bagboys and beverage cart girls on the world-class golf courses to the servers and chefs in the award-winning restaurants, visitors are made to feel right at home, ensuring that time spent in Alabama is as sweet as the tea.
front golf resort offering a Jerry Patedesigned course, clubhouse and fairway condominiums, as well as beach homes to rent. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, with its eight hotels/resorts and 26 courses at 11 sites around the state and Coastal Alabama Golf, the booking entity for nine premier golf courses and lodging options ranging from golf resorts and hotels to beachfront condos and homes in the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach area, are eager a thriving culinary scene, ranging to put together customized golf from fresh Gulf seafood and a unique packages for you. It’s so easy to get to Alabama BBQ Trail to James Beard-awarded from around the world. The state is chefs and restaurants.
Just a few of the golf resorts that make Alabama a special location are Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, boasting an RTJ Golf Trail golf course, luxurious spa and delectable dining; the Marriott Grand National Resort & Spa located 90 minutes southwest of Atlanta in Auburn-Opelika with 54 holes of Robert Trent Jones golf on Alabama is a golﬁng destination site; the century-and-a-half-old unlike any other, as home to the orig- Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa inal golf trail, modern and historic golf on Mobile Bay, considered the resorts, and over 32 miles of sugar- “queen of Southern resorts;” and white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort just a two hour’s drive from two major The incomparable Robert Trent in Gulf Shores, Alabama’s only gulf- international airports - Atlanta and Jones Golf Trail and both the New Orleans. Plus, most Alabama Arnold Palmer-designed Craft area airports (HSV, BHM, MOB, Farms and Jerry Pate’s Kiva Dunes MGM, PNS) offer connecting ﬂights in Gulf Shores put Alabama on the to and from airports all around the radar of traveling golf groups more country, including Atlanta, Dallas. than two decades ago. Charlotte, Philadelphia, Chicago, The ensuing years have upgraded Washington, DC and more. the state’s position on all types of vaAlabamaGolfTours.com lists cation bucket lists by spawning more sample itineraries and inforaward-winning hotels, spas, and luxmation on how you can make Sweet urious resorts; exciting craft brewHome Alabama the next great golf eries with medal-quality beers; destination you offer to your clients world-renowned ﬁshing events a; and and customers.
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Auburn-Opelika is known as the coolest college town in the South. It’s also home to Robert Trent Jones’ self-proclaimed favorite locale on his Trail in Grand National. Let the adventure continue after dark with an indulgent dining experience from one of the James Beard-nominated chefs and local craft brewers and distillers. With over 50 independent and chefowned experiences to choose from, you’ll see why – if you haven’t yet heard the hype – you’ll totally get it. You’ll also ﬁnd plenty of specialty retailers, year-round outdoor experiences and a wide variety of nightlife vibes from local hangouts to art deco jazz lounges. Your overnight choices include the Marriott Golf Resort & Spa at Grand National, the on-campus Auburn University Hotel and a wide variety of hotels and B&Bs.
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are home to 32 miles of white sandy beaches that line the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Along with nine premier golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate and more, Coastal Alabama offers many adventurous activities including ﬁshing excursions, jet ski and boat rentals, parasailing, kayaking and biking. After a full day of fun you can grab a hearty meal at one of the restaurants that specialize in everything from fresh Gulf seafood to Alabama BBQ. End your day with a cold beer at Big Beach Brewing Company or an infamous bushwacker (aka adult milkshake) at the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar. The area has an outstanding selection of lodging from hi-rise condos and colorful beach houses to nationallybranded hotels and resorts.
Huntsville is a great place to start your Alabama golf journey, as the ﬁrst northern location of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove. Situated in the Tennessee Valley with mountain views, it’s often referred to as ‘the Rocket City’ for its role in America’s space exploration program and home to the Earth’s largest space museum at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. A day of golﬁng can take a lot out of you, so downtime to kick back and relax is a must. After the rounds are over, check out Campus No. 805, a repurposed school building turned brewing and mixeduse entertainment complex, billed as the “coolest middle school in the country.” Lodging options range from convenient hotels near the golf course to new, upscale accommodations in the new downtown.
11 Locations 26 Golf Courses 8 Hotels/Resorts The Shoals, Muscle Shoals/Florence 36 holes 15 minutes from Marriott Shoals Hotel
Hampton Cove, Huntsville 54 holes Local hotel partners
Grand National, Auburn-Opelika 54 holes Marriott Golf Resort & Spa On-site
Capitol Hill, Montgomery/Prattville 54 holes Marriott Prattville On-site and Renaissance Montgomery Downtown
Cambrian Ridge, Greenville 36 holes 45 minutes from Montgomery Local hotel partners
Silver Lakes, Anniston/Gadsden 36 holes - 1 hour from Birmingham Local hotel partners
Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham 54 holes 5 minutes from Renaissance Ross Bridge
Ross Bridge, Birmingham 18 holes Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort & Spa
Highland Oaks, Dothan 36 holes Local hotel partners
Magnolia Grove, Mobile 54 holes Renaissance Battle House Hotel & Spa and Renaissance Riverview Downtown Mobile
Lakewood Golf Club 36 holes Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa On-site
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Each RTJ Golf Trail location is about 2 hours away from another and are conveniently located off major highways and interstates with unique directional signage.
Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence 199 guest rooms, including seven suites with private balconies and waterfront views; Outdoor pool complex; Luxurious spa; Two restaurants, including Swampers with live music nightly and 360 Grill, ﬁne dining in the top of the tower with breathtaking views. 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 36 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals (15 minutes from hotel) www.marriottshoals.com
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, Birmingham/Hoover 259 guest rooms and 11 spacious suites; Outdoor pool complex; 12,000square-foot European Spa; Two restaurants, including ﬁne dining with a Mediterranean inﬂuence and clubhouse fare; plus a bagpiper playing each evening at sunset. 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 18 holes at Ross Bridge (on site), 54 holes at Oxmoor Valley (5 minutes away) and 36 holes at Silver Lakes (1 hour) www.renaissancerossbridge.com
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill, Prattville 74 spacious guest rooms located in the main lodge; Two eight-room luxury villas each containing a common rooms with pool tables and large TVs; Outdoor pool; Restaurant and lounge; Just minutes from downtown Montgomery with many historic sites nearby 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 54 holes at Capitol Hill (0n site) and 36 holes at Cambrian Ridge (45 minutes away) CAPITOL HILL
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa 342 luxurious guest rooms; 26 suites; Rooftop pool, with whirlpool and cabana bar; European-style spa with salon and steam room; Large ﬁtness center with running track; Upscale restaurant, lobby bar and outdoor terrace lounge; In the heart of downtown near Civil Rights historic sites 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 54 holes at Capitol Hill (15 minutes away) and 36 holes at Cambrian Ridge (40 minutes away) www.renaissancemontgomery.com Net rates at these resorts may not be valid during special events.
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand National, Auburn-Opelika 221 guest room, including 19 luxury suites; Resort pool complex; Tennis complex; Brand-new, luxurious three story Spa; Restaurant and Lounge; Pool Bar and Cabanas; College town of Auburn and historic town of Opelika with lots of restaurants, breweries and a distillery nearby; Located just 90 minutes from ATL international airport. 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 54 holes at Grand National (on site) www.marriottgrandnational.com
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa 238 luxurious guest rooms, including 31 suites; Member of Historic Hotels of America - built in 1852; AAA Four Diamond rating; Full European spa & rooftop oasis pool; Fitness center; Restaurant and lounge; Located in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district. 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 54 holes at Magnolia Grove (15 minutes away) and 36 holes at Lakewood Golf Club (30 minutes away) www.renaissancebattlehouse.com
Renaissance Riverview Hotel, Mobile 373 plush guest rooms; AAA Four Diamond, riverfront hotel in historic downtown Mobile, home of the country’s original Mardi Gras; Outdoor pool; Fine dining restaurant; Lounge with live music and outdoor seating; Located near museums and entertainment district. 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 54 holes at Magnolia Grove (15 minutes away) and 36 holes at Lakewood Golf Club (30 minutes away) www.renaissancemobile.com
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Point Clear 405 luxurious guest rooms; AAA Four Diamond, historic resort with giant live oak trees and multiple beaches; tennis courts; Resort pool complex; 20,000square-foot Spa; Several restaurants and lounges. 2022 Net Rates to come GOLF: 36 holes at Lakewood Golf Club (0n site) and 54 holes at Magnolia Grove (45 minutes away) www.grand1847.com Net rates at these resorts may not be valid during special events.
ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL 26 golf courses at 11 locations - 8 hotels and resorts To book golf and lodging on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, contact: Melissa Hawkins 205-769-1344 email@example.com www.rtjgolf.com
Sample Itineraries: Post Masters® in Central Alabama - 7 days/6 nights Day 1: Drive to Opelika (4 hours from Augusta); Dinner at Acre in Auburn; Stay at Marriott Grand National Resort & Spa, Opelika for 2 nights Day 2: Play 36-54 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National; Visit John Emerald Distillery and Dinner at Zazu Gastropub in downtown Opelika; Day 3: Depart for Montgomery/Prattville; Play 18 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville; Dinner at Dreamland BBQ or Wintzell’s Oyster House in downtown Montgomery; Stay at Marriott Capitol Hill, Prattville for 2 nights (8 BR villas and/or hotel rooms) Day 4: Play 18-36 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill; Civil Rights History Tour in Montgomery; Dinner at Islamorado in Prattville Day 5: Depart for Birmingham; Play 18-54 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham; Dinner at Highlands Bar & Grill (boasting two James Beard award-winning chefs); Stay at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Hoover for 2 nights Day 6: Play 18 holes at Highland Park, Alabama’s oldest golf course; Spa afternoon or Tour Barber Motorsports Museum; Dinner at Ross Bridge Day 7: Play 18 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge; Depart from Birmingham airport (BHM) North Alabama - 7 days/6 nights Day 1: Fly into Huntsville (HSV); Drive west to Florence; Play 18 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals; Dinner at 360o at Marriott Shoals; Live music in Swampers and stay at Marriott Shoals for 2 nights Day 2: Play 18 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals; Afternoon tour Muscle Shoals music studios (FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound); Dinner at Odette’s and listen to live music in downtown Florence Day 3: Depart for Birmingham; Play 18 holes at Ross Bridge; Stay & dine at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Hoover for 1 night Day 4: Play 36 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley; Depart for Gadsden and tour Back Forty Brewery and stay 1 night at the Hampton Inn Day 5: Play 27 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Silver Lakes; Depart for Huntsville for an evening at Campus 805, the site of two craft breweries, restaurants and a genuine speakeasy; Stay 2 nights in a local hotel Day 6: Play 18-36 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, visit US Space & Rocket Center in the afternoon and dine at Cotton Row Day 7: Play 18 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, Depart from Huntsville airport (HSV) South Alabama - 5 days/4 nights Day 1: Fly into Mobile (MOB or BFM); Play 18 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove; Dinner at the original Wintzell’s Oyster Bar and stroll through historic downtown Mobile; Stay at Renaissance Riverview Hotel or historic Renaissance Battle House Hotel & Spa for 2 nights Day 2: Play 18 holes at TimberCreek Golf Cub on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay; Tour Mobile Mardi Gras Museum; Dinner at Dauphins on the 34th ﬂoor of RSA Trustmark building with great view of the Mobile waterways Day 3: Depart for Point Clear; Play 18 holes on Azalea Course at Lakewood Golf Club; Tour downtown Fairhope; Dinner at Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina; Stay at Marriott Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, a Signature Collection Hotel for 2 nights Day 4: Play 18 holes on Dogwood Course at Lakewood Golf Club; Spa afternoon at Grand Spa; Dinner on-site at Southern Roots and live music in Bucky’s Lounge Day 5: Play 18-36 holes at RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove; Depart from Mobile (MOB or BFM)
GULF SHORES-ORANGE BEACH 198 holes of golf within a 30 minute drive and 32 miles of sugar-white sand beaches To book golf and lodging, contact: Marsha Guyer 251.968.5339 firstname.lastname@example.org www.coastalalabamagolf.com PARTICIPATING GOLF COURSES: Craft Farms (36 holes designed by Arnold Palmer), Glenlakes Golf Club (27 holes), Gulf Shores Golf Club (18 holes), Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort (18 holes designed by Jerry Pate), Lost Key Golf Club (18 holes designed by Arnold Palmer), The One Club (9 holes), Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club (27 holes), Rock Creek Golf Club (18 holes), and TimberCreek Golf Club (27 holes)...the last three courses were designed by Alabama’s own Earl Stone. LODGING: Options include hotel rooms/suites, golf villas, beachfront condos and beach houses
Custom Golf Packages Available. Sample Itineraries - 5 Days/4 Nights Day 1: Fly into Pensacola, FL (PNS); Head West on I-10 and play 18 holes at Rock Creek in Fairhope; Drive 30 minutes south to Gulf Shores-Orange Beach; Dinner at Lulu’s, Jimmy Buffet’s sister’s restaurant Day 2: Play 18 holes at Kiva Dunes; Afternoon Beach Club Spa Visit; Dinner at Cobalt and Live Music at the world-famous FloraBama, home of the Bushwacker Day 3: Morning Deep Sea Fishing Trip; Afternoon Play 18 holes at Peninsula; Dinner at Tacky Jack’s, where they will cook the ﬁsh you caught in the morning and Live Music at The Hangout Day 4: Play 18-36 holes at Craft Farms; Drinks at The Gulf and Dinner at Fishers Day 5: Play 18 holes at Gulf Shores Golf Club and depart for Pensacola, FL (PNS) See Coastal Alabama Golf golf course details on the next two pages.
Alabama’s Beach 9 Golf Courses within 30 minutes
Beachfront Homes & Condominiums
Hotels with Free Breakfasts
Cotton Creek at Craft Farms Golf Resort 18 holes designed by Arnold Palmer www.craftfarms.com
Cypress Bend at Craft Farms Golf Resort 18 holes designed by Arnold Palmer www.craftfarms.com
Glenlakes Golf Club 27 holes designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge www.glenlakesgolf.com
Gulf Shores Golf Club 18 holes designed by Carter Morrish, Earl Stone and Jay Morrish www.gulfshoresgolfclub.com
Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort 18 holes designed by Jerry Pate www.kivadunes.com
Lost Key Golf Club 18 holes designed by Arnold Palmer www.lostkey.com
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club 27 holes designed by Earl Stone www.peninsulagolfclub.com
Rock Creek Golf Club 18 holes designed by Earl Stone www.rockcreekgolf.com
TimberCreek Golf Club 27 holes designed by Earl Stone www.golftimbercreek.com
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