Grand National - Links Course

Golf

Grand National Golf Club site by all reports was reported as "the single greatest site for a golf complex Robert Trent Jones, Jr. had ever seen". Built on 600 acre Lake Saugahatchee, 32 of the 54 holes wind along its shores. The cornerstone of the complex is The Links Course, which is without a single weakness. The course fairways are mostly open and players will be hitting many uphill and downhill shots to greens that are large and sloping. The lake comes into play on twelve holes, and there are several marsh areas that must be crossed. The par-four 18th is without a doubt the strongest finishing hole on the Trail. The drive must carry a corner of the Lake, while the approach is played to a shallow pedestal green shored up by a natural boulder bulkhead and surrounded by a cove.

Auburn/Opelika

USA

AL

Opelika

3000 Sunbelt Pkwy

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, AL Golf Vacations by Golf Zoo

When Golf Digest selected Alabama the 3rd best state for golf value a couple of years ago, it became obvious that the state was a major player on the golf scene. Due in part to the success of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama finds itself at the pinnacle of the golfing world. Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones saw the group of public courses he designed in Alabama as his version of Michelangelo's masterful artwork in the Sistine Chapel. The 21 courses are now called the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a total of 378 holes at eight locations across the state.