Near the Tennessee border in northwestern Alabama, the Fighting Joe layout at The Shoals can play upwards of 8,000 yards from the tips. Five sets of tees allows the course to accommodate all levels of players. This generally flat track offers wide landing areas, which are often framed by thick native grass. The finish is especially strong, with the winding risk-reward par-5 17th setting up a scenic par-3 finisher with beautiful views of the Tennessee River.
Best in State: Ranked seventh, 2013-'14. Ranked tied for seventh, 2011-'12.