The General Golf Course at Joe Wheeler State Park

3.9915235294 4.0 stars from 5 (30)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7251 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7251 yards 73.1 120
White 72 6564 yards 70.0 114
Gold 72 6029 yards 67.6 109
Red (W) 72 5294 yards 67.7 109

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 30 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

26 out of 30 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards  

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"Sunny Say"


markcpa's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course is in AWFUL condition. They are discontinuing their relationship with Golfnow. Too many blind shots to be enjoyable for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from The General Golf Course on 04/10/2018:

Hello Mark, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.

"Enjoyed"


stephsr44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time even with the cool and strong winds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"NICE course"


u734704237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens a little hairy, but a lot of rain for a few days. Good course condition considering weather. 5 somes on a weekend was unexpected but the one in front of us let us pass. Great day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day for golf"


markcpa's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape. Greens could be better. The course is very challenging. I would not recommend for high handicappers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bang for your buck!!!"


u617876623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I scored big time with this hot deal!!! I’ve played plenty of courses to know that you normally get what you pay for when it comes to golf courses but this was by far the nicest place I have ever played, for less than $20! This was my 1st time on this beautiful course and the 1st place I’ve played since moving here from Chattanooga but I will definitely be back to play every chance I get! Good times!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Avermom3's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent course every now and then"


u000007734291's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My biggest issue was the tee boxes. A lot of times I was on very uneven tee boxes. The course needs to level them as the course is really nice. The greens are two years old I believe. Quite slow. It that could be due to the rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The General Golf Course on 08/14/2017:

Hello Luke, thank you for taking the time to review our golf course, The General Golf Course within the Alabama State Parks. We appreciate your feedback regarding the tee boxes. It looks like you enjoyed the course layout, so we are happy to see that. Thank you for the 3 star review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Fun Tract Great Price"


u795169071's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging layout that plays fairly long especially when wet. The holes are spread out on a large tract of land so you never come in to play with golfers on other holes. The greens are firm, but are putting faster and smoother than ever. This is a fun course at a great price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u182954259's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Paul7222086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uKUCZ4474KU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun round"


u734704237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had an early tee time, pace of play was great. Really enjoyed wide fairways and not loosing a ball. Plan to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Drought"


kindretm08's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Because of a lack of rain for a few month, the course was very dry and greens were burned out a bit.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The General Golf Course at Joe Wheeler State Park on 01/17/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, The General Golf Course at Joe Wheeler State Park in the Rogersville, Alabama area, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so may work on any necessary improvements. However, we're glad you received a good value for your round and had a fun time on the course. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Beautiful State Park Course"


SCDoc's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were excellent, long tees made the course very challenging. Fairways not watered, brown, very hard. Beautiful setting well kept


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"North Alabama's best kept secret. Shhhhhhhhh."


bkotrous's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was hesitant about playing this course as it's over an hours drive from my house. After seeing and playing 'The General' I found it was well worth the drive, Played on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and there was no one in front of us and nobody pushing. A wonderful leisurely round of golf. I will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow"


Nathan1569070's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Allowing groups of 5-6. Every time I play here it is a 4.5-5.5 hr round. That's way to long.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Unacceptable greens"


pgehringer3's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The greens were replaced a couple years ago, and they were the hardest greens we've ever played. In my twosome, only 1 of 20 shots which hit the green from over 70 yards stayed on the putting surface. After recognizing the greens would not hold, we tried to hit short and bounce onto the green, but many of the holes are elevated and most of those shots would not bounce forward.

The putting surfaces were rough and bumpy. Several putts rolling right at the hole were deflected near the hole by the rough surface.

This would be a fun course were it not for the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good play away from the madding crowd."


richwerle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day for golf. Fairways were well kept. The greens must be recovering from some significant issue as they were all pretty bumpy. I would have thought that they had recently been aerated, but signs at the clubhouse indicated that green aeration was coming in the next few weeks. If they can get the greens in better shape, it will be a great play for the pay. For the time being, I will wait a year to return to allow the course to get their greens back to playing shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A "Do over for sure.""


pacogolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a pleasant surprise. We were there staying at the Lodge for a wedding and realized the course was just around the corner from the Lodge. Fantastic time, super nice staff, course was in great condition for winter play. This is certainly one I would play again and again. Great value for the Hot Deal. Lots of elevation and lots of blind shots to the green. I really liked it and would not hesitate to recommend this course. Several holes on the back 9 are close to the lake along with breath-taking views. Go play it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has a great layout"


Trenton1961334's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The course played very well and the greens were in "OK" condition but considering it was Feb. I am not surprised. Overall it was a great experience with some large elevation changes on a few holes. Also the amount of wildlife was very suprising. I saw atleast 15 - 20 deer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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