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Oxmoor Valley

Oxmoor Valley holds the distinction of being the first Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail site to open (May 1992). Featuring 54 holes of incredible golf located just minutes from downtown Birmingham. The two championship 18-hole golf courses (Ridge Course and Valley Course) and an 18-hole par-3 Short Course were built on former mining land owned by U.S. Steel. Sculpted from the peaks and valleys of the Appalachians, the courses offer scenic forests, numerous creeks, and challenging elevation changes.

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The Inn at Pursell Farms

Pursell Farms is one of nine Best Alabama Hotels by Travel + Leisure. The resort is described as an outdoors paradise that appeals for its seclusion, pastoral landscapes, and many outdoor adventures.

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Gulf Shores Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama – a community sandwiched between Pensacola, FL., and Mobile, AL., and not far from the Mississippi state line – offers a lot more than golf.

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Highland Park Golf Course Supporting Ovarian Cancer Research

Highland Park Golf Course is raising funds for ovarian cancer research throughout the month of September, including the Tee It Up For Teal Ovarian Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 29th. Funds raised throughout the month will benefit UAB Research for Ovarian Cancer and the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation.

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail – Silver Lakes

Named by Golf Digest’s Places to Play as one of the nation’s Great Value courses in the public category, Silver Lakes is set on rolling terrain at the edge of Talladega National Forest between Anniston and Gadsden. Silver Lakes features three championship nines plus a nine-hole Short Course. This facility is anchored by a number of strong par-fours that play to pedestal greens perched 30 to 40 feet above fairway level.

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Pursell Farms – Bunker Renovation

FarmLinks, one of Alabama’s most well-known golf courses recently received a facelift. The 3,200-acre Pursell Farms resort in Talladega County, has completed a bunker renovation. Douglas Hustad, managing director of the resort, said golf architect Tripp Davis was commissioned to “infuse fresh visual interest, strategic components, and technical improvements.” It was a major undertaking for the course, which has been ranked the state’s No. 1 all-access golf course for 10 years by Golfweek and as the top course in the state by Golf Advisor.

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Limestone Springs

Limestone Springs, Alabama’s former #1 Ranked Golf Course is Being Restored. The par 72 Jerry Pate original design set against a scenic backdrop of the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains was considered a true design masterpiece when it opened. The course weaves its way through hills and forests of hardwoods and pines, with ever-present elevation changes on 225 acres. Each nine features a risk-reward short par 4 and it’s set of four par 3s is among the strongest in the state.

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail – Judge: One of the Best You Can Play

The opening tee shot on the Judge (RTJ Golf Trail) is one of the most dramatic opening holes in golf, hovering 200 feet above the fairway overlooking the river and visible in the distance, the Montgomery skyline. It is by far the most photographed hole on the RTJ Trail, considered by many to be the signature hole of the entire trail. IA well-struck tee shot seems to drift forever and will create a visual memory that will last for a lifetime, begging you to come back to play it again.

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