Explore the Trail

ABOUT THE TRAIL

Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the largest golf course construction project ever attempted. In the late 1980's, two important things were on the mind of Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. First, how to effectively diversify the assets of the state's pension fund; and secondly, how to help the state of Alabama. His philosophy was this: "The stronger the Retirement Systems can make Alabama, the stronger the Retirement Systems will be."

With that in mind, and borrowing a page from the movie, Field of Dreams, Bronner decided to "build it and they will come" — not to a baseball diamond in a cornfield, but to a dazzling collection of public golf courses in the state of Alabama.

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The Trail may be the biggest bargain in the country.Wall Street Journal

The Trail is some of the best public golf on Earth.New York Times

World-class golf, that's not a world away.New York Times

TRAIL SITES

CR

Cambrian Ridge

Greenville, AL

4 Courses; 36 Holes
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CH

Capitol Hill

Prattville, AL

3 Courses; 54 Holes
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GN

Grand National

Auburn/Opelika, AL

3 Courses; 54 Holes
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HC

Hampton Cove

Huntsville, AL

3 Courses; 54 Holes
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HO

Highland Oaks

Dothan, AL

4 Courses; 36 Holes
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LW

Lakewood Golf Club

Point Clear, AL

2 Courses; 36 Holes
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MG

Magnolia Grove

Mobile, AL

3 Courses; 54 Holes
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OV

Oxmoor Valley

Birmingham, AL

3 Courses; 54 Holes
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RB

Ross Bridge

Hoover, AL

1 Course; 18 Holes
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SL

Silver Lakes

Anniston/Gadsden, AL

4 Courses; 36 Holes
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TS

The Shoals

Muscle Shoals, AL

2 Courses; 36 Holes
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DISTANCE BETWEEN TRAIL SITES

Miles
Time
Cambrian Ridge Capitol Hill Grand National Hampton Cove Highland Oaks Lakewood
Golf Club
Magnolia Grove Oxmoor Valley Ross Bridge Silver Lakes The Shoals
Cambrian Ridge -- 560:55 1141:50 2453:35 992:09 1392:26 1312:06 1372:07 1362:05 2063:04 2484:02
Capitol Hill 560:55 -- 771:19 1922:54 1162:12 1862:59 1782:39 861:26 841:24 1552:23 1973:21
Grand National 1141:50 771:19 -- 1923:41 1272:31 2433:54 2363:34 1172:14 1192:11 1162:15 2254:04
Hampton Cove 2453:35 1922:54 1923:41 -- 3024:48 3755:40 3675:20 1201:57 1201:57 771:32 761:31
Highland Oaks 992:09 1162:12 1272:31 3024:48 -- 1983:25 2110:58 1974:11 1954:09 2215:09 3076:06
Lakewood Golf Club 1392:26 1862:59 2433:54 3755:40 1983:25 -- 420:58 2664:11 2654:09 3365:09 3376:06
Magnolia Grove 1312:06 1782:39 2363:34 3675:20 2113:30 420:58 -- 2593:51 2573:49 3284:49 3695:46
Oxmoor Valley 1372:07 861:26 1172:14 1201:57 1973:17 2664:11 2593:51 -- 20:05 871:29 1242:20
Ross Bridge 1362:05 841:24 1192:11 1201:57 1953:15 2654:09 2573:49 20:05 -- 871:30 1242:21
Silver Lakes 2063:04 1552:23 1162:15 771:32 2214:16 3365:09 3284:49 871:29 871:30 -- 1312:47
The Shoals 2484:02 1973:21 2254:04 761:31 3075:12 3776:06 3695:46 1242:20 1242:21 1312:47 --