Alabama is for golfers. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail proves it. Entering Alabama from most any main thoroughfare will put you in front of a golf course. The state has a truly impressive line-up of courses waiting for you. A newly opened course on the RTJ Golf Trail can be found looking out over the Tennessee River near Florence. The 36-hole facility offering two championship courses which can span over 8,000 yards. Or come in to Birmingham and enjoy 54 holes at Oxmoor Valley. No matter where you turn in Alabama, there’s a golf course waiting for you. In fact, the Robert Trent Jones trail boasts no more than 2.5 hours between courses across the state and most often far, far less travel time than that.

At least 135 cities in Alabama offer golf courses, many of them having several courses each. From Albeville to York, with Army forts and Air Force bases in between, Alabama is one golf-crazy state!

Sporting average winter lows of no lower than 53 and highs no hotter than 91 in the summer, Alabama is a pleasant, green, likely state for a winter golf destination. The state is actively looking for tourism; they go out of their way to lay out the red carpet in welcome. Green Fees along the Trail are reasonable, discounts of more than half off are in place during the winterest months, and a 60% rate is available for 9 holes. Cart fees are also kept low along the Trail, making an inviting prospect of it. It’s a rather pleasant way to explore a state, and a novel approach in attracting visitors to their championship courses.