Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

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Coordinates: 33°23′20″N 86°52′37″W / 33.389°N 86.877°W / 33.389; -86.877

RTJ Golf Trail is located in the US
RTJ Golf Trail
RTJ Golf Trail
Location in the United States

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a collection of championship caliber golf courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., distributed across the state of Alabama, as part of investments by the Retirement Systems of Alabama. The Trail started with 378 holes at eight sites throughout the state, but has grown to 468 holes at eleven sites.

The concept was created and executed by Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. The mission was to effectively diversify the assets of the state's pension fund and economically help the state of Alabama, the philosophy being that "the stronger the Retirement Systems of Alabama can make Alabama, the stronger the Retirement Systems will be."

LPGA Tour[edit]

Two of the courses currently host events on the LPGA Tour: The Senator course at Capitol Hill near Montgomery, which hosts the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, and The Crossings course at Magnolia Grove near Mobile, home to the Airbus LPGA Classic.

PGA Tour[edit]

The Grand National course in Opelika hosted the first PGA Tour event in Alabama since the 1990 PGA Championship, the 2015 Barbasol Championship.

Courses and locations[edit]

  • Cambrian Ridge (Greenville)
    • Canyon (9 holes)
    • Sherling (9 holes)
    • Loblolly (9 holes)
    • Short Course (9 holes)
    Played as Canyon/Loblolly, Loblolly/Sherling, or Sherling/Canyon.
  • Capitol Hill (Prattville/Montgomery)
    • Judge
    • Legislator
    • Senator
  • Grand National (Auburn/Opelika)
    • Lake
    • Links
    • Short Course
  • Hampton Cove (Huntsville)
    • Highlands
    • River
    • Short Course
  • Highland Oaks (Dothan)
    • Highlands (9 holes)
    • Marshwood (9 holes)
    • Magnolia (9 holes)
    • Short Course (9 holes)
    Played as Highlands/Marshwood, Magnolia/Highlands, or Marshwood/Magnolia.
  • Lakewood Golf Club (Point Clear)
    • Azalea
    • Dogwood
  • Magnolia Grove (Mobile)
    • Crossings
    • Falls
    • Short Course
  • Oxmoor Valley (Birmingham)
    • Ridge
    • Valley
    • Short Course
  • Ross Bridge (Hoover/Birmingham)
  • Silver Lakes (Gadsden/Anniston)
    • Backbreaker (9 holes)
    • Heartbreaker (9 holes)
    • Mindbreaker (9 holes)
    • Short Course (9 holes)
    Played as Backbreaker/Mindbreaker, Heartbreaker/Backbreaker, or Mindbreaker/Heartbreaker.
  • The Shoals (Muscle Shoals/Florence)
    • Fighting Joe
    • Schoolmaster

Scorecards[edit]

Scorecards for courses played on the PGA and LPGA Tours.

Senator Course at Capital Hill[1]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Black 77.4/132 427 230 419 426 611 420 231 558 437 3,759 616 435 496 203 459 448 222 559 457 3,895 7,654
Purple 74.1/125 395 204 385 390 563 385 195 530 402 3,449 543 400 434 169 426 416 181 515 408 3,492 6,941
Orange 70.9/126 365 165 364 363 539 349 167 496 376 3,184 528 370 400 154 394 389 147 475 369 3,226 6,410
White M: 68.1/121
L: 73.6/123
329 139 322 339 500 326 129 453 343 2,880 484 358 374 138 358 334 115 456 334 2,951 5,831
Teal M:64.7/110
L: 69.6/116
281 121 290 282 442 301 110 393 290 2,510 460 317 326 116 333 307 84 376 308 2,627 5,137
Handicap 11 17 13 5 1 7 15 3 9 4 14 6 18 12 8 16 2 10


Lake Course at Grand National[1]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 72
Purple 74.3/136 390 428 197 527 431 455 557 213 430 3,628 434 445 522 470 545 230 334 205 476 3,661 7,289
Orange 71.3/126 364 381 178 480 396 381 521 182 379 3,262 397 387 493 388 510 182 297 174 398 3,226 6,488
White M: 68.7/117
L: 74.4/133
319 361 168 447 385 352 477 148 339 2,986 353 356 459 361 488 160 285 143 357 2,962 5,948
Teal M: 68.7/117
L: 68.0/119
285 308 92 399 308 295 418 103 276 2,484 276 239 391 343 384 93 247 126 327 2,426 4,910
Handicap 11 1 15 9 5 13 3 17 7 4 16 12 2 8 6 14 18 10


Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove[1]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Purple 73.6/125 422 185 385 540 430 528 412 219 406 3,527 417 398 421 559 195 423 596 226 450 3,685 7,212
Orange 70.8/123 387 168 347 511 392 500 385 192 381 3,263 386 364 392 524 172 400 535 201 415 3,389 6,652
White 68.6/114 342 135 317 496 378 484 369 163 349 3,033 374 334 371 508 157 354 476 168 382 3,124 6,157
Teal 67.8/113 275 101 279 478 331 425 314 122 316 2,641 348 273 285 430 99 282 425 134 344 2,620 5,261
Handicap 14 18 10 6 2 12 16 8 4 7 11 17 5 15 3 9 13 1


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "RTJ Golf Trail - Course Scorecards". Retrieved 25 June 2017. 

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