Golf Digest’s #1 Golf City in the U.S. Located in east central Alabama, the Auburn-Opelika area is home to 8 golf courses, including Grand National, one of the most challenging and award-winning sites on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. With more than 2,000 hotel (link www.aotourism.com /accommodations ) and motel rooms, ranging from luxurious full-service resorts to quaint bed and breakfast inns, as well as camping and RV facilities, golf groups will find the perfect stay when they come to play.
Robert Trent Jones Grand National– Home of the annual Barbasol PGA Championship ( http://barbasolchampionship.com)! Robert Trent Jones himself proclaimed Grand National ( http://www.rtjgolf.com/grandnational/ ) as the “single greatest site for a golf course” he had ever seen. Recognized by writers, designers, and players from around the world, Grand National has received accolades for everything from the “world’s prettiest hole” to the “world’s best public course.” Featuring 54 lake-hugging holes open 364 days a year, try your luck at the championship Lakes or Links course, or if you’re pressed for time, 18 holes of one-shotters on the Short Course will still make your heart go pitter-pat.
Auburn-Opelika – It’s a Family that could easily become yours. It’s a ball in a cup, one under if you’re very lucky or very good. Eagles (link to www.aotourism.com/golf) live here. And tigers (link to www.auburntigers.com ) too. It’s a spirit that is not afraid. We take our football seriously but know that no one can play golf without a sense of humor, and people all around the world know we have the best of both. Oh and trust us when we say you do not want to miss our restaurants, featured in Southern Living, Gourmet and Wide and Spectator, just to name a few. Make your trip even more memorable when you visit our independent restauranteurs and talented chefs at our Auburn-Opelika restaurant (link to www.aotourism.com/Best-Bites ) legends.
Auburn-Opelika is the proud home of Auburn University (www.auburn.edu ), Alabama’s biggest, and the Robert Trent Jones Trail (http://www.rtjgolf.com/grandnational/), the world’s finest. It’s the coolest college town in the South, according to us, and one of the top 10 cities in the US for small businesses, according to Forbes. Centrally located near Atlanta, Birmingham, and Montgomery, Auburn-Opelika is easy to get to and easy to love (link to www.aotourism.com/Top-Reasons-to-Love-Auburn-and-Opelika/ ).
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