Best in State
The best golf courses in Alabama
For many golfers, Alabama golf is synonomous with the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a network of branded golf that's grown to encompass well over 300 regulation-length holes (and many more par-3 courses) across 11 different sites spread throughout the state. It was groundbreaking when it was introduced in the early 1990s and continues to attract visitors to the state each year with some of the country's most adventurous, affordable golf. What makes the Trail so attractive (four different courses made the Alabama ranking this year) is the diversity of the sites.
That same diverstiy makes all of Alabama golf worth investigating, from the Appalachian foothills in the north where the holes at the Hurzdan-Fry-designed The Ledges seem to levitate on cliffs over valleys below to the low beaches in the south where Kiva Dunes zigzags back and forth under the intense Gulf Coast breezes. Throw in major championship sites like Shoal Creek outside Birmingham and the new Coore and Crenshaw-designed Wicker Point climbing the land around Lake Martin near Auburn and you've got one of the South's most interesting and varied backdrops for golf.
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Shoal Creek, AL
Vestavia Hills, AL
Gulf Shores, AL
Alexander City, AL
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