Best Golf Courses in Alabama

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Our Picks for The 10 Best Golf Courses in Alabama

1. Willow Point Golf & Country Club

Address:  2544 Willow Point Rd , Alexander City AL 35010-6264
Type of field: Links
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 133
Course Rating: 75.4
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,465
Scorecard: Link

This members-only private club was designed by Thomas H. Nicol, Dr. Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry. It offers a family-friendly atmosphere and activities calendar throughout the year. Also known as America’s most beautiful lakefront golf course. This golf course opened in 2003.

2. Farmlinks Golf Club

Address:  2200 Farmlinks Blvd, Sylacauga, Alabama, 35151
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 142
Course Rating: 75.9
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees): 7,420
Scorecard: Link

This golf club has been ranked by Golfweek the “#1 All-Access golf course in Alabama” in many years since 2011. Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry and opened its tees for play in 2003. It was announced as Golfweek’s #1 all-access golf course in the state: 2011, 2013 & 2014.

3. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Ross Bridge


Address:
4000 Grand Ave, Hoover, AL 35226, United States
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 147
Course Rating: 78.1
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees): 8,191
Scorecard: Link

Built in 2005 and designed by Roger Rulewich in the same year. One of the longest courses in the world but offers multiple tees for golfers of all levels. Combined with two lakes and a magnificent waterfall making this the most memorable course.

4. Capitol Hill Golf Club – Judge Course

Address: 2600 Constitution Ave, Prattville, Alabama 36066, Autauga Count
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 147
Course Rating: 78.5
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees): 7,813
Scorecard: Link

One of the longest and toughest tracks on the trail. It initially opened in 1999 with the Senator and legislator courses. The following year the Judge was built. Also called one of the 10 public courses in America by Golf Magazine.

5. The Shoals Golf Club – Schoolmaster Course


Address:  990 Sunbelt Pkwy, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661, Colbert County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 143
Course Rating: 78
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees): 7,971
Scorecard: Link

Opened in the Summer of 2005 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The Schoolmaster course at The Shoals derives its name from President Woodrow Wilson whose intellectual prowess earned him the nickname of the Schoolmaster.

6. Kiva Dunes Golf Course


Address: 
815 Plantation Rd, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542, Baldwin County

Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 132
Course Rating: 73.9
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees): 7,092
Scorecard: Link

When people talk about the best golf in Alabama, Kiva Dunes Golf Course is always top of their list. First opened in 1995 and incomparably designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. Recently listed on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Best Public Golf Courses”.

7. Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club


Address: 20 Peninsula Blvd, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547, Baldwin County
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public
Length of play:
27-hole course
Slope index:
121
Course Rating:
73.2
Total par (men’s tees):
72

Total yardage (men’s tees): 7,179
Scorecard: Link

Designed by the renowned southern favorite, Earl Stone, the 27-hole golf course. Provides a playable and fun layout for golfers of all skill levels.

8. Capitol Hill Golf Club – Legislator Course


Address: 2600 Constitution Ave, Prattville, Alabama 36066, Autauga County
Type of field:
Traditional
Course access: 
Public
Length of play: 
18-hole course
Slope index:
149
Course Rating:
76.9
Total par (men’s tees):
72

Total yardage (men’s tees): 7,477
Scorecard: Link

One of the most popular sites on the Trail and continues to get praises from golfers and golf writers. This course is designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1999.

9. The Links at Grand National Golf Course


Address:  3000 Robert Trent Jones Trl, Opelika, Alabama 36801, Lee County
Type of field: 
Links
Course access:
Semi-Private
Length of play: 
18-hole course
Slope index:
142
Course Rating:
75.2
Total par (men’s tees): 
72

Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,311
Scorecard: Link

The single greatest site for a golf complex Robert Trent Jones, Sr. had ever seen, according to reports. The Links course is the cornerstone of the complex which has no single weakness. Built by Robert Trent Jones, Sr and Roger Rulewich in 1993.

10. The Ledges Country Club


Address:  32 Castle Down Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35802, Madison County
Type of field: 
Parkland
Course access:
Private
Length of play: 
18-hole course
Slope index:
132
Course Rating:
74.9
Total par (men’s tees):
71

Total yardage (men’s tees): 7,136
Scorecard: Link

Opened in 2000 and was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The northern Alabama city of Huntsville is situated in Madison County, it nestles in the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains.

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