If you want to take a golf vacation to Alabama you will find a very welcoming
state. With its balmy weather,
golfing in Alabama is a year round sport. There are plenty of Alabama golf courses
to choose from, but the state is widely known for its famous Robert
Trent Jones Golf Trail, named for the legendary golf course architect who
designed most of the courses along the statewide trail before his death in 2000.
This is one of the world's most ambitious golf course projects, consisting of
eleven world-class championship courses with nearly 400 holes. Some of the courses
incorporate luxury resorts and
spas in their design, so it is possible book stays at luxury
hotels as part of complete Alabama golf packages that include one or more
of the Robert Trent Jones courses.
The Robert Trent Jones Alabama golf courses are located from the northern edge of the state near Muscle Shoals and Huntsville, to Birmingham in the center of the state, to Dothan near the Florida panhandle and Georgia border, to Mobile and the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Shores area. You can spend weeks on your golf vacation to Alabama and still not fully play all the Robert Trent Jones holes, and you have the choice of many Alabama golf packages that visit one or more of the courses. One course near Birmingham has only 18 holes, but it is still a championship course. All the others have 36 or 54, with two or three championship courses at a single site. And enjoy your golfing in Alabama while staying at one of the six deluxe international resorts. Several prestigious international golf tournaments are played on these courses, so book early if you're attending one of these events.
Whatever your destination in the state, you'll find plenty of opportunities
for golfing in Alabama as there are more than 300 Alabama golf courses scattered
around the state, including the eleven Robert Trent Jones courses. Some are
public courses, and you can just nip out for a quick 18 holes while visiting
on business. Others are country clubs, but visitors are generally welcome to
play, with some fees being slightly higher for non-members. The top locations
for a golf vacation to Alabama are Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery,
and Huntsville. But you will find plenty of good golfing in Alabama wherever
Alabama golf packages are offered by many of the deluxe hotels and resorts in the state. These generally include accommodations and greens fees, and are called "stay and play" packages. Sometimes, they might include extras such as car rental, some meals, and perhaps admission to nearby attractions and tickets to seasonal events. It is possible to find complete vacation packages that travel from state to state, and there is also excellent golfing in the neighboring states of Mississippi and Florida.
Whatever you do in Alabama, if golfing is your game, then you'll want to hit
at least one of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. These provide the
best golfing in Alabama and the RTJ courses are some of the best in the world.
Every golfing great from Lee Trevino to Tiger Woods has teed off on at least
one of them. You'd expect this of a man who has Scottish ancestry and designed
the famous courses at Pebble Beach in California
and who designed some of the best course in the world. You can, in fact, book
golf vacation packages that circle the globe, visiting only RTJ courses.