The Shoals - Fighting Joe
The Shoals Golf Club lies between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River and boasts two of the most unique and challenging courses on the Robert Trent Jones Trail. The Fighting Joe Course is aptly named from the Wheeler Dam, which is named in honor of General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler - the only Confederate General to attain the same rank later in the United States Army. This links-style course is simply good, straight-forward golf for players of all skill levels, but is long...really long, measuring over 8,000 yards from the back tees.
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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.