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4.7
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
94.7%
Recommend this course
55 out of 61 reviews
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4.5
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.8
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 54
Length 3328 yards
Slope 0
Rating 56.7
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The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roger Rulewich (1993) Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
61 Reviews (61)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 8
Bunkers 7
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
Advanced Golfers 6
Group Getaways 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Always check the weather

The course is exceptional. Rolling terrain gives you some interesting shots. Lots of decisions to make. Greens are very nice. Bunkers are many but the sand is great to hit out of. You can see where RTJ staff is working to improve drainage. The course takes a few days to recover from any rainfall and 2 of the 5 times we've played here over the last 8 years on our golf trips, the course was cart path only. So check weather & call ahead. Walking this course is a test!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

3 holes open ahead of the ‘lead’ group and no action from marshals. In the end had to skip 2holes to get in front and be able to finish before sunset!
Paid via Golf now but then extra taxes levied at the course.
Pro shop staff quite unfriendly in contrast to the cart guys and starter.
Shame from a place with such potential.
Will not return or recommend to friends

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

RTJ Grand National

Beautiful course. Excellent tiered greens. Nice layout with some elevation changes and water. Great bunkering. Superb practice greens. Play where the pros played the Barbasol Championship. Multi-level greens make putting a premium. Plenty to do in the area. Auburn University is nearby.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A treat to play at the Grand National

A fun round with many interesting and challenging holes. Great practice facility.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A Gem. Our favorite of the three Grand National Courses

Expected little, to nothing, out of this "par 3" course but ended up loving it. A great collection of holes that utilized the lake for numerous holes. Do not skip when at the Grand National

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

As good a value as you will ever find!

Great track thats challenging and very enjoyable. Par 3's are interesting with a great variety amongst all other holes. Definitely a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice layout with generous landing areas. No blind shots that I noticed . It had rained heavily the day before but there was only minor standing water on the course. It was cart path only but not bad. The bunkers are in great shape. There was no water in any bunker I saw and perfect sand.I would make the drive from Atlanta area again to play here. I played the lake course but want to try the links course as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun but difficult

Second Location on the RTJ trail , a lot tougher than the Shoals but enjoyed it a lot. Difficult approach shots. Didn’t score well but would definitely come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but tough

First time at Grand National fun course but demanding. Lots of risk reward shots, I felt I came out lucky with a 102. Will definitely play here again, playing the links course today, driver may stay in the bag and try to stay out of trouble

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing

RTJ Grand National Lake Course

As a MN native, I have seen billboards as far north as MN advertising the RTJ trail. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to play the Grand National. It was warm, humid and very peaceful. I played as a single and took my time to enjoy the smells, views and staff members that would visit during my round. The tees, fairways and rough were perfect. The greens were a bit sandy from recent aeration. This course is very pleasing to the eyes. It is rolling and tree lined. It is not tight but there are some strategic landing areas you need to be cognizant of. Barber poles are there to assist you with aiming. No gps or yardage books that I could find. But, at least each tee box had an official distance marker so you could use the math to determine club selection off the tee. The greens are split into 3 pin locations. As big as the greens are, look at your pin guide. A was a club to club and a half short on several pins. Long putts are not fun with the greens sloping. At about the 8th hole, I started adjusting distances to the pin making putts more tolerable. I played at 3pm for $46. This was ridiculous, I felt like s stole something. I hope to play more of the RTJ courses in the years to come. Enjoy my photos. I loved the staff too, the pro shop, bag drop guys and the Marshall were very pleasant and made my experience memorable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/08/2019

Thanks for the reviews, I'm badging you a Local Golf Advisor. Keep it up!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Always have a fun time playing. Staff is always on top of your needs as you play. Love the Red Clay Beer available.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spectacular Lake Setting

Played the day before to get to know the course so this round was more fun in terms of somewhat knowing the course. Great course for both men and women with a great pro shop and staff. The course is set on a beautiful lake setting and is a challenging layout. The course was in great condition and the greens rolled beautifully. This is worth the trip from the Atlanta area where I from and is only a 2 hour drive. The Marriott that is part of the complex offers great dining and lodging options. We had a great time on a truly memorable course and are already planning a return trip!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 100
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
First Time Playing

2hr 15min round!

Played this course a few years ago on a Saturday morning the day before heading to Augusta for Masters Sunday. Was a little hung over from a night out on Auburns campus the night before and had the very first tee time at 700am. It was just me and my buddy and they had a full tee sheet so we got paired with two others. Fortunately they didn't get up in time so they sent us out by ourselves at 700 with fresh dew on the ground. It was a really peaceful round with no noise and noone else on the course. Loved the layout, the course, the greens, etc. It felt like it was a shot makers course and you had to use the right club and hit your spots. We got done at around 915 and the guy washing clubs thought we were getting ready to play until we told him we were done. He said it's usually at least 11 before he washes any clubs, so he had to get his rags and water ready. Haha. Would love to play it again as well as the other courses on site.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a tresure

What a perfect use of the land to sculpt this jewel conditions were perfect greens were smooth and fast played for 40$ after 3pm a deal that can not be beat can't wait to try some other courses on the rtj trail

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A lot of fun for your money

I love RTJ short courses. There is no better place to work on you iron and short game. The one at Grand National in Auburn is in great condition. They have done a lot of recent work removing trees to allow the course to breathe. This has helped tremendously and not taken away from the course at all. The staff here is always great. If you have the opportunity the RTJ trail is quality golf for a fair price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 227
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Awesome Course with very challenging greens

The course overall was in great shape. Over the prior few days the area has received a lot of rain so everything was wet and soggy and cart path only.
The course has amazing views and every hole looks beautiful from the tee boxes.
I had a great time playing the lake course even though it was cart path only and I had to walk a ton to get to my ball and had to carry 4 or 5 clubs with me because there are VERY FEW yardage markers on the course. Such a nice course in great condition should have GPS on the carts along with helpful tips and hints for each hole. Many holes you do NOT want to hit driver from the tee, but never having played the course before today, I did not know that and lost several balls as I thought I ht a good tee shot only to lose my ball in water or some other hazard which is not visible from the tee box.
I would highly recommend people playing the course for the first time (like myself), to purchase one of the yardage books in the pro shop. It would have been a real stroke saver!!
All the greens are multi level greens. The fairway bunkers come into play on almost every hole. Very challenging, but fair course with beautiful views. Great value for the level of course you get for the price you pay.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 227
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Courrse - Very Challenging (Very Wet from lots of rain)

The course is called the links course, but there is very little linksy about the course. No wind at all. No pot bunkers. The only things links about the course are the humps mounds and uneven fairways on a few holes.
There is a lot of elevation changes around the course. There are lots of fairway bunkers and large bunkers all around the holes (again, no run-up area in front of the greens like links courses typically have. Almost all the greens are elevated. If you are short or long on your approach shots, be prepared for some challenging chips back up to the elevated greens.
The course is really in great shape. Overnight the course received a ton of rain so the course was cart path only and VERY humid and hot. One drawback about the course is that several of the tee boxes are aprox 50 yards or more away from the cart path.
The carts nor the restaurant have a cooler in order to keep water and drinks cold and we only saw a beverage cart one time during the entire 18 holes. It was HOT, Humid and in need of water.
Tee boxes, fairways, bunkers and greens were nice and well conditions. The greens have TONS of slopes, undulations and tier levels. Make sure you are aware of the pin position on the green or you will be fighting the three putts all day long.
The course is beautiful with almost every hole a beautiful view and layout. The conditions (other than being very wet from the rain the night before) the course was in AWESOME condition.
The 18th hole is a beautiful, tough and challenging finishing hole. The approach is all carry over water and rocks to a very large, challenging green which is comprised of five distinct tiers.
Tip: Buy a yardage guide in the pro shop. There are many blind approaches and hazards that require extreme accuracy to carry/avoid and you will be glad you have some real numbers to work with since there are no sprinklers with yardage markers and the carts do not have a GPS to give your a reference. Almost every tee shot is a blind shot where you can not see the green from the tee boxes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course!

Loved the course! Had a great time with my son! Staff and Marshall very helpful. The only drawback is the course needs either GPS on the carts or better fairway markers. Hard to tell the distance. But this is a must play course!

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average

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