June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Alabama

We rank the top venues in Alabama (2017-'18)

1 . (1) Shoal Creek (pictured above) ≈
2 . (2) C.C. of Birmingham (West) ≈
3 . (3) The Ledges C.C., Huntsville
4 . (7) Turtle Point Yacht & C.C., Killen
5 . (New) Kiva Dunes G. Cse., Gulf Shores ★
6 . (4) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Capitol Hill (Judge), Prattville ★
7 . (6) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Grand National (Links), Opelika ★
8 . (5) Old Overton Club, Vestavia Hills
9 . (9) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Grand National (Lake), Opelika ★
10 . (10) Steelwood C.C., Loxley


KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.