Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Mention the words “Great Golf Courses” and automatically the first thing which quickly comes to mind is an image of the largest and the most successful of all golf course undertakings ever designed in the entire world – that of the Robert Trent Jones golf trail.
In the late 1980 s, two very major ideas were on the mind of Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. One, how to successfully diversify the money in the state s pension fund; and two, how to improve the state of Alabama. He thought: The stronger the Retirement Systems of Alabama can make Alabama, the stronger the Retirement Systems will be. With that thought, and borrowing the theme from the movie Field of Dreams, he decided to build it and they will come not to a baseball diamond in a corn field, but a spectacular collection of public golf links throughout the state of Alabama.
With its 432 holes this course offers unique world class design carefully blended with elegant style and consists of a total of ten different golf sites which reach from one end of the state of Alabama to the other. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is one of Alabama’s most grand landmarks and represents their major achievement in regards to the sport of golf.
The magazine Golf Digest has included five of the ten golf trails associated with the Robert Trent Jones golf courses for their list of the Fifty Top Golf Courses in the World.
Here is a golfer’s dream as the golf lover can play golf until they drop in any of the ten golf sites of the assembly. These are Cambrian Ridge, Grand National, Capitol Hill, Highland Oaks, Hampton Cove, Oxmoor Valley, Magnolia Grove, Ross Bridge, Silver Lakes and the Shoals. Being one of the most honored golf courses within the world, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was a major location for some of the world golf famed golf events such as the 1997 1997 Nike Tour Championship, the 2000 2002 Buy.Com Tour and the LPGA AFLAC Finals held in 1998 through 2001. Upon researching the archives you will certainly discover that many golf professionals such as Tiger Woods and many international golf players had already played their sport in this world renowned sporting facility. And did I say that the links have some of the lowest green fees in the USA?