Golf in Alabama
Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Trail is the largest golf construction project attempted anywhere in the world and features 11 sites featuring courses of championship standard.
Ranked Number 1, 2 and 38 of the top 50 public golf courses in the U.S. by Golf World Readers in 2008, all the sites – many with two or three courses – are located close to an interstate highway and are very easy to get to. Birmingham’s airport is central to all of the courses.
Eight of the courses on the Trail are now served by resort hotels where golfers and their partners can enjoy a range of treatments at top-class spas.
And while following the RTJ courses has become a great way of exploring the state there is also a tremendous choice of 150 “off-Trail” courses spread across the rest of Alabama.
The overall selection is good enough for the International Association of Golf Tour Operators to vote Alabama one of the world’s top 10 emerging golf destinations.
Popular golf courses and resorts not on the designated Trail include Goose Pond, Craft Farms, Cotton Creek Club, Cypress Bend and, on the Gulf Coast, The Woodlands and Kiva Dunes. Golfing your way around Alabama is not expensive. Typical daily green fees range from $45 to $65.