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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6355 yards
Slope 117
Rating 69.1
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6355 yards 69.1 117
White 71 5974 yards 67.5 112
Yellow 71 5348 yards 64.6 105
Red 71 5127 yards 105
Scorecard for Roebuck Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.7/119 387 324 347 566 345 326 141 385 520 3341 202 366 318 521 375 227 400 152 422 2983 6324
White M: 68.2/115 365 306 322 559 311 306 121 381 487 3158 188 327 306 511 355 212 375 137 405 2816 5974
Yellow M: 65.1/109 355 274 287 503 270 236 95 357 460 2837 164 305 212 485 306 175 335 129 400 2511 5348
Red W: 66.1/111 345 264 265 484 270 226 86 347 445 2732 154 295 202 484 296 164 330 119 400 2444 5176
Handicap 3 17 7 5 13 9 11 1 15 8 12 16 18 6 4 10 14 2
Par 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 37 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 34 71

Course Details

Year Built 1914
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Herbert Barker (1914)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.1
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 5-9
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3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Course is in excellent, Summer-like shape. Fairways are cushiony, yet play firm and fast. Greens were just top dressed, but it is hardly noticeable. They roll good. Best walking rate in town at $20 Monday through Friday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather

Roebuck was designed by British architect Herbert Barker and debuted in 1911 as the Roebuck Springs Country Club. Of note, it has been reported that this is the site of Bobby Jones first tournament victory in 1915. The club did not survive the stock market crash of 1929 and was purchased by the city of Birmingham in 1930.

The course is an old-school parkland layout, where what you see is pretty much what you get. The majority of the holes are straightaway and there is only one blind shot on the entire track. Length is not an issue, measuring 6,324 yards from the tips and a shade under 6,000 yards from the regular men's tees. Accuracy is a must, as all fairways are tree-lined and there are a few holes that require navigating a canal that runs throughout.

That being said, the course's main defense is the rather small greens. They are Harbour Town-small. Walking from the parking lot you will see the 18th green. Don't be fooled. It is the largest green on the property - double the size of the rest. The greens do have enough gentle slope to make chipping and pitching require your attention if you miss the greens in regulation. Your short game will need to be in order to score well here.

The fairways and greens were in good shape.

This course is extremely walkable, with negligible elevation change and the parkland style lending to greens being very close to the next tee. The $20 walking rate during the week is an excellent value.

There is no driving range , but the course does have a putting green and a pretty nice chipping area near the ninth green.

As mentioned in another reviewer's post, the course is not in the best part of town. I have been here a handful of times and have not had any issues, other than an obvious non-golfer trying to sell me second-hand golf balls. Still, I would recommend trying to avoid finishing up your round near dusk, just to be safe.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Rogusta

My friends and I affectionately refer to Roebuck as Rogusta. This is an old school muni that is stuck in time. The layout is decent, and the greens are average. But, this place is cheap, and you don't need a tee time. Just show up and get in line.

The surrounding neighborhood is a little sketchy. I have never had an issue, but I would probably recommend not sticking around after dark.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather

I love the layout

I have played at this course all my life and what they have done in the past 10 years is remarkable I did'nt think it was possible. Its the most fun and best layout you will ever get for your money 'these guy's have done a great job.HATS OFF

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Bamapacker65
Commented On 07/05/2017

I have always loved to play Roebuck. The course today was in fabulous shape. From the Fairways to the Greens, .were in the best shape I've seen the course.. Now if they could come up with a way to drain the course when it rains. I can't blame the course for my score today!

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