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April is a transition month for courses in the northern climates, but those in warmer climates are in prime shape. That fact is reflected in Golf Advisor's Power Rankings.
FarmLinks Golf Club, located in Sylacauga, Ala., is one of the most unique golf courses in America. Since opening in 2003, the course has served as a living laboratory for turfgrass research. That doesn't matter to golfers, except for the fact that the expertise and tender loving care has produced a course in impeccable condition.
Rock Creek, a 6,920-yard layout that opened in 1995, has a fun, forgiving side to please the bad swing in all of us, yet the teeth to challenge anybody on their best day. Located just a half hour east of Mobile and less than 20 minutes north of Gulf Shores, Rock Creek features a rolling topography that provides spectacular views of the surrounding hardwood forests and thrilling golf.
New developments along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail are creating golf vacation options that were never possible in the past.
Picking a "best of" list among the 11 sites throughout Alabama on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a tough task. There's really no bad choice, and 10 of the 11 have at least 36 holes. But our own Jason Scott Deegan picked a top 5. Here's the breakdown.
Go to the Gulf for golf. It's as simple as that. Alabama's Gulf Shores along the Gulf of Mexico is one of America's best bargain golf destinations. This solid collection of courses stretches from Mobile to Pensacola, Fla., just across the state line. There's a top 100-caliber course at Kiva Dunes to anchor the trip, along with several other high quality resort-style layouts. Here are the five best places to play right in Gulf Shores.
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