If you want to play a little golf on your Alabama holidays you won't be disappointed. No matter what part of Alabama you find yourself in, a quality course is not far away. Not so long ago, the only golfers who came to Alabama were those passing through en route for the greens and fairways of Florida. Not so now. In just a few short years, the state has been transformed from a golfing desert to a virtual golfing mecca.
Alabama has around 150 courses, 21 of which make up the Robert Trent Jones Trail, a massive $150 million project. The trail has also been designed to cater for all standards of golfer, from the casual or even beginner to those of professional ability.
When you're looking for someone to design a golf course, start at the top - Robert Trent Jones, Sr., arguably the greatest living golf course architect in the world. In his unparalleled career Jones had designed more than 500 golf courses around the world, many of which are listed among Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses." Jones jumped at the chance and emerged from semi-retirement to tackle the project.
The 11 Trail sites...26 courses...and 468 incredible holes on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail cover the whole of the state of Alabama. Each course is within two hours of the next site.
Suzanne was extremely helpful and listened fully to our concerns re the first suggested itinerary. These were addressed as far as possible for the holiday we have decided on. We were kept fully informed at each stage.