Capitol Hill Golf Club - Senator Course

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4.5
53
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
95.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 52 reviews
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3.8
5
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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4.4
14
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7654
Slope 132
Rating 77.4
Type Public
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The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7654 yards 77.4 132
Purple 72 6941 yards 74.1 125
Orange 72 6410 yards 70.9 126
White (W) 72 5831 yards 73.6 123
White 72 5831 yards 68.1 121
Teal (W) 72 5137 yards 69.6 116
Teal 72 5137 yards 64.7 110
Scorecard for Senator Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 77.7/133 427 230 419 426 681 420 231 558 437 3829 616 435 496 203 459 448 222 559 457 3895 7724
Purple M: 74.3/126 395 204 385 390 606 385 195 530 402 3492 543 400 434 169 426 416 181 515 408 3492 6984
Orange M: 71.1/126 365 165 364 363 569 349 167 496 376 3214 528 370 400 154 394 389 147 475 369 3226 6440
White M: 68.1/121 W: 73.6/123 329 139 322 339 509 326 129 453 343 2889 484 358 374 138 358 334 115 456 334 2951 5840
Teal M: 64.7/110 W: 69.7/116 281 121 290 282 460 301 110 393 290 2528 460 317 326 116 333 307 84 376 308 2627 5155
Handicap 11 17 13 5 1 7 15 3 9 4 14 6 18 12 8 16 2 10
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1999) Roger Rulewich (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.5
53

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
Undulating Greens 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Nice Course

The fairway was amazing. The greens were in great shape. The staff was super friendly but I hated having them wait at every hole because the groups in front of us were slow. They kept apologizing to us but what we really wanted was for them to just chill out and lay low. Anyone would be lucky to play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Senator played much differently than Judge on same day. The Judge sits low in the river valley, while the Senator is elevated with rolling terrain, rendering it much dryer. judge was CPO, while Senator was 90 degrees.

Greens rolled really good. Not as fast as I have seen them, but super grainy.

Fantastic 36-hole day with super Trail card offer: first round $53, with bounce back replay on different course for $30, plus a free sleeve of balls. That’s excellent value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Judge still a staple on the Trail

Little wet today from overnight rains. Still, course was in tremendous shape.

The Judge is punctuated by a fantastic collection of par 3s, with three of the four featuring watery hazards.

Great opening tee shot. And a fantastic final approach.

Maybe the best bunker consistency on the Trail. They get it right. Compact and wet. Not a sandbox, like most of the other sites.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Buddies Trip!

We spent the weekend at RTJ Capitol Hill and had a blast. Back to back 36 hole days, and they were very accomodating. We made our tee times months in advance, paid, stayed on site, and when we arrived everything was ready for us!

We played the Legislator in the afternoons...and, for our group at least, we liked it more than the Judge. It's up on the bluff, with great views of the river below, and its in better condition. Greens were great, rolled nicely! Manicured so well, with room off the tee, and if you hit it in the trees, there was room for recovery shots. Front nine is up on the bluff, and the back nine goes down by the river until you get to 15 then the last few are back on the bluff... Great course, fun from a few tees up from the tips, and great atmosphere for our buddies trip. We'll definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Absurd Green Speeds

My criticism only concerns the greens. The course in every respect was in excellent condition. That said, it is absurd to drop a ball from a height of 6 inches onto the green next to the cup and watch as it doesn't come to rest until it is more than 40 feet away. Seeing every member of the group 3 putt many greens or even 4 putt multiple greens does help pace of play or enjoyment. When it is not possible to stop a 3 foot putt within 30 feet of the hole on multiple greens, you are no longer playing golf. It might be possible to have such green speeds on greens that are flat, but these greens are heavily contoured and most of the holes were cut on slopes. I have played all the RTJ golf trail sites and I love fast greens, but the greens at this site are way over the top and not representative of the green speeds at the other trail sites - thank goodness!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the Best

I am a 14.5 index and drive the ball 220-230. At my home course (white tees, 6000 yards, 126 slope) I am able to play in 3.5 to 4 hours with similarly level golfers. The Judge is a great golf course. Holes are diverse, gorgeous, with lots of wildlife to see. The greens are large typical Jones and tough to navigate. It was impossible to complete the course in 4 hours and 20 minutes for a golfer of my level and enjoy the intricacies of the course especially the greens. The staff pushed the time requirements and I understand the need not to hold up the course. I just hope I can find a time to come back when a 5 hour round is allowed so I can actually play the course rather than hack a ball around. Once again course is great in all aspects.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A must play on the RTJ trail.

I have had the pleasure on playing several RTJ courses. This is by far the best I have played. The course is visually beautiful. You will catch yourself just taking in the natural beauty as well as the course lay out. The stafcwasxextremely helpful from the parking lot trolley driver to the starter. He green fee is pricey but in this case you get what you pay for. The course is challenging from any set of tees, but not if you follow this simple rule” play to the 150 yrd marker it sets the course up easier. The greens were fast 10-10.5 on the stempand it’s hard to find a level lie. A lot of undulation so bring your A game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

What a beautiful course. Challenging holes and beautiful conditions. No complaints about except this. - we don’t drink alcohol while playing. Why can’t you have coffee on your “carts”? I know alcohol sells - what about those of us who don’t?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and condition

Went early and had nobody else out there and what a treat this course is. Greens were fast but not crazy, however VERY undulated and for me the greatest defense on the course. Definitely worth playing and will not regret. Staff were all super friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vote Yea for Senator

Beautiful day in Prattville, Alabama. We began our round about noontime.

Course in awesome shape! A ball in the rough is lost, no reason to search, so staying in fairway is crucial. Greens were incredibly fast, and rolled true. Not used to Bermuda grass so that posed some problems in rough around greens.

Have played Legislator, and that had way more trees and water. The Senator was way more open, though lots of bunkers. Sand in great shape so that made getting out easier.

Played White tees this time, may tee it forward to teal tees next time.

Will definitely play this course again. Voting yea for Senator!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Test

A bit pricier than the other courses at Capital Hill and probably not worth the extra $20 a round, but an enjoyable layout in very good condition. Greens were lightning fast, and tough to read. Staff was friendly and helpful. Despite the cost, would not miss this one on the Trail.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Extremely enjoyable.

Beautiful course! The prettiest course i have ever played! A pure joy to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

First off, you’re greeted by friendly staff even before you get to the clubhouse which sets the foundation for the rest of the day. The driving range makes you want to practice because it’s so nice. The Judge, well, it’s a hard but a rewarding course. The views alone put a smile on your face, and the upkeep of the fairways and greens were perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but lots of construction.

Very nice course, challenging to say the least, under construction so a little distracting for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course to play

Loved every hole , one of three RTJ `S I HAVE PLAY GREAT!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Play at this golf course every time I'm vacationing in the Selma, AL area. Trent Jones courses are always in my opinion well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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