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  SWEET HOME ALABAMA
Craft Breweries • Coastal Fishing • Award-Winning Cuisine
 Alabama has become one of the most exciting golf destinations in the southeast. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which meanders throughout the entire state, has paved the way for the unique vacation concept of traveling from site to site. And Gulf Shores-Orange Beach, offers the traditional stay and play golfing vacation with several world class signature courses from which to choose.
Central Alabama offers a multitude of challenging and fun golf courses for your pleasure. Golf Digest named the Auburn- Opelika area the Most Golfer-Friendly city in America in its biennial survey of Metro Golf rankings. The two cities are home to several first rate courses, most notably the Trail’s Grand National, with 54 holes of award-winning golf. Its two championship courses, The Links and The Lake, were named 2nd and 4th Best New Public Courses in the Nation, respectively, by Golf Digest when they opened. The lodging options vary from convenient limited service hotels to the luxurious Hotel at Auburn University and the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand National, the area’s only stay and play resort. It maintains AAA Four Diamond status and was named Marriott’s Hotel of the Year.
On the Alabama Gulf Coast, Mobile’s premier golfing facility is the RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove. With its 54 holes, it’s no wonder Golf Digest has ranked Mobile
one of the top Golf Value Destinations. Also in the greater Mobile area, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an RTJ Golf Trail resort division property and a member of the prestigious Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels. The resort features the legendary Lakewood Golf Club’s 36 holes, superb dining and many
ways to be pampered.
Alabama’s Gulf Coast is home to the
state’s only gulf-front golf resort. Located on an extraordinary piece of property directly along the sugar-white shores, Kiva Dunes is a Jerry Pate design with large, fast greens, huge bunkers and a challenging cross wind between Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Lodging options at Kiva Dunes Resort include beachfront houses, fairway villas and golf condos above the clubhouse.
The other exciting courses in the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach area include 36 holes of Arnold Palmer signature golf at Craft Farms, Peninsula’s 27 scenic and challenging holes, and the friendly Gulf Shores Golf Club.
Visit Sweet Home Alabama to experience the original golf trail, play on mountainous and coastal designs, sample unique breweries and distilleries, dine in local BBQ joints or James Beard-awarded dining options and you’ll be guaranteed a safe and good time in one of the friendliest places on earth.
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