Alabama

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Hit a tee shot from a cliff overlooking the Tennessee River, over what seems to be a bottomless ravine. Stand in the fairway and aim at twin greens bisected by an 80-foot waterfall. From a bluff above the Alabama River, watch your drive sail through the clouds then fall to a ribbon of fairway 200 feet below. These are the kinds of shots you always remember – the ones that give you that extra zing of adrenaline before and after you swing. You'll find these breathtaking shots up and down the world-famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama, which helped transform the state into one of the most popular golf destinations in the world. Others have tried to copy the concept, but Alabama's trail is the unrivaled original.

Hoover's Ross Bridge, the Trail's crown jewel, opened in 2006 and became home to the Champions Tour's Regions Charity Classic. Nestled in the peaceful valley of Shades Mountain, the wide-open layout gives golfers variety and options, including the chance to play an 8,200-yard course if you're feeling feisty. It is just down the road from Birmingham's Oxmoor Valley, a 54-hole facility.

Other Trail sites with 54 holes include Capitol Hill in Prattville, Grand National in Opelika, Magnolia Grove in Mobile, and Hampton Cove in Huntsville. Several others have 36 holes, like The Shoals inFlorence, Silver Lakes in Anniston, Highland Oaks in Dothan, Cambrian Ridge in Greenville andLakewood in Point Clear.

The Trail stops are spaced conveniently along the state's major roads, so you are never far away from one of those memorable golf shots. Most Trail sites are now associated with luxury Marriott hotels and spas, making stay-and-play packages convenient and affordable.

Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail 

RTJ Map

Short Trips

Perfect for a 3 or 4 day getaway.

  • Oxmoor Valley to Ross Bridge
    2 miles
  • Capitol Hill to Cambrian Ridge
    53 miles
  • Oxmoor Valley to Silver Lakes
    64 miles
  • Hampton Cove to Silver Lakes
    75 miles
  • The Shoals to Hampton Cove
    77 miles
 
Mid-Length Trips

Good for 4 to 6 day trips.

  • The Shoals to Hampton Cove to
    Silver Lakes
    77 miles 75 miles
  • Capitol Hill to Grand National
    71 miles
  • Grand National to Oxmoor Valley to Silver Lakes
    112 miles 64 miles
  • Silver Lakes to Grand National to Highland Oaks
    110 miles 137 miles
Longer Trips

Great for 5 days or more.

  • The Shoals to Hampton Cove to Silver Lakes to Grand National to Highland Oaks
    77 miles 75 miles 110 miles 137 miles
  • Grand National to Capitol Hill to Oxmoor Valley to Silver Lakes
    71 miles 71 miles 64 miles
  • Hampton Cove to Oxmoor Valley to Capitol Hill to Cambrian Ridge to Magnolia Grove
    101 miles 85 miles 53 miles 127 miles
  • Magnolia Grove to Cambrian Ridge to Capitol Hill to Grand National
    127 miles 127 miles 71 miles

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