Set on rolling terrain at the edge of Talladega National Forest between Anniston and Gadsden, Silver Lakes Golf Club features three championship nine holes with scenic views of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains. This facility is anchored by a number of strong par fours that play to pedestal greens perched 30 to 40 feet above fairway level. The Club features the most unique and aptly named nines on the RTJ Golf Trail:
The Heartbreaker nine is dubbed by many as the most challenging nine on the Trail with three spectacular finishing holes. Hole numbers 7, 8, and 9 take you from the highest elevation on the property to the lowest. The 448-yard par-4 ninth with water rippling down the entire left side of the hole provides great views and challenge as the elevation drops toward the large green below.
The Backbreaker nine, the last championship course to open on the Trail, is a photographer's dream boasting beautiful views of the Appalachian foothills from its elevated tees, wide fairways and demanding greens. The par-5 seventh, a 623-yard thriller (466 from the middle tees), brings water into play not once, but twice.
The Mindbreaker, although slightly easier test than the other two courses, demands well thought-out shotmaking. Aptly named for the variety of uphill, downhill and sidehill approaches will have you second guessing shot decisions!