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Map of Robert Trent Jones Trail
When Golf Digest selected Alabama the 3rd best state for golf value a couple of years ago, it became obvious that the state was a major player on the golf scene. Due in part to the success of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama finds itself at the pinnacle of the golfing world. Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones saw the group of public courses he designed in Alabama as his version of Michelangelo's masterful artwork in the Sistine Chapel. The 21 courses are now called the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a total of 378 holes at eight locations across the state.
Golf Zoo offers the best golf courses available as well as your choice in accommodations. Create a custom online trip quote 24/7 by selecting your dates and number of adults on the trip quote box on the right side of this page. Creating your own custom golf package to Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail has never been easier. Please use our Interactive Area Map to assist in choosing your golf courses and accommodations, it's really easy to use and gives you lot's of information - including directions, overhead satellite views, complete listing of golf and lodging properties, images & descriptions!
Grand National - Lake Course
With 10 holes playing along the shore of Lake Saugahatchee, Grand National's The Lakes Course is every bit as scenic as the Links. Not only is the quartet of par threes on the Lakes Course as good as any in the nation, but the island green 15th - the course signature hole, may be the single prettiest hole on the Trail. It stretches to 230 yards from the back tees and requires a shot to a two-tiered island green partially shaded by two hardwood trees for added beauty and challenge. One of the favorite holes is the par-4, dogleg-right 16th (250 to 334 yards), where players can reach the green from the tee, but the water and a large bunker await errant shots. The smart play is long iron from the tee past the trees on the right side, leaving a short iron over a the marsh guarding the front of the green.
Grand National - Links Course
Grand National Golf Club site by all reports was reported as "the single greatest site for a golf complex Robert Trent Jones, Jr. had ever seen". Built on 600 acre Lake Saugahatchee, 32 of the 54 holes wind along its shores. The cornerstone of the complex is The Links Course, which is without a single weakness. The course fairways are mostly open and players will be hitting many uphill and downhill shots to greens that are large and sloping. The lake comes into play on twelve holes, and there are several marsh areas that must be crossed. The par-four 18th is without a doubt the strongest finishing hole on the Trail. The drive must carry a corner of the Lake, while the approach is played to a shallow pedestal green shored up by a natural boulder bulkhead and surrounded by a cove.
Magnolia Grove - Falls Course
The property at Magnolia Grove includes creeks, marshland, and lakes, with each of the 36 holes carved from a thick forest of hardwood and pine. The highly-rated Falls Course is characterized by large, liberally contoured greens, massive cloverleaf bunkers and plays around more water hazards and marsh areas than its sister course The Crossings. The course is named for the small waterfall in view between the 9th and 10th holes. On the 10th, a 570-yard par-five, and possibly the most strategic hole on the course, a waterfall cascades across stair steps just beneath a tiered green that falls eight feet from front to back. Always challenging and very scenic, The Falls Course is always a memorable experience.
The Shoals - Fighting Joe
The Shoals Golf Club lies between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River and boasts two of the most unique and challenging courses on the Robert Trent Jones Trail. The Fighting Joe Course is aptly named from the Wheeler Dam, which is named in honor of General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler - the only Confederate General to attain the same rank later in the United States Army. This links-style course is simply good, straight-forward golf for players of all skill levels, but is long...really long, measuring over 8,000 yards from the back tees. With elevation change "assistance", you can see where you are going, the question is...can you get there? The par-5 17th hole is considered the signature hole on the course, but for many, the 18th hole playing along the edge of Wilson Lake on the Tennessee River will distract you with its beauty, if not its treachery.
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