Robert Trent Jones Golf TrailAlan Darty2022-05-25T07:19:45-04:00
ALABAMA’S ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL
Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was the brainchild of Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. The idea was to 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.
The Trail Courses were all carefully designed to to take advantage of the land and the natural topography. The Championship layouts have stood the test of time and will pose major tests of golf for years to come. The rationale: No one talks about or remembers the easy golf courses. What makes a golf course memorable is the one brilliant shot on an incredibly designed and golf hole. The Trail provides many such opportunities – Memories are Made on The Trail.
The philosophy from the very beginning was to build the finest collection of public golf courses in the world, and run them as a successful business investment. Indeed, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a dream come true for the people of Alabama and for golfers all over the world. There is no venue in the world where such a golfing experience is possible.