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  Auburn-Opelika is the coolest college town in the South, according to us, and one of the top cities in America to live, according to CNN. Easy to get to and easy to love, it’s a perfect choice for a golf getaway. Grab your clubs and follow the world-renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail right over to Opelika. You’ll find Grand National, the site Jones himself proclaimed “the single greatest site for a course” he had ever seen. Stay on site at the Marriott Resort, with its luxurious spa and cabana bar by the pool or at your choice of over 30 area properties.
Golf Digest‘s Number One Golf City in the US, Auburn-Opelika also features 100 additional holes of the South’s most beautiful public golf, including one of the Best Public Courses in America and one of the Top 10 Most Affordable Courses in the US. Our mild temperatures mean you can comfortably take in a few rounds any day of the year.
If the great outdoors means more to you than a ball and a stick, load up the bike rack and check out Chewacla State Park and its scenic waterfalls. With over 32 miles of versatile track, Chewacla offers world-class trail systems designed for both mountain biking beginners and seasoned pros. Located in the last foothills of the Appalachian mountains, don’t miss the Great Wall of Chewacla and the Loch Ness Cobra nestled among miles
of well-groomed flow trails.
If your idea of adventure happens on
your plate instead of two wheels, opportunities for indulgent dining abound in Auburn-Opelika’s emerging culinary scene. With over 50 independent and chef-owned experiences to choose from, you’ll see why – if you haven’t yet heard the hype – you’ll totally get it.
Also, not to be missed is John Emerald Distilling, a small batch craft distillery located in beautiful downtown Opelika. The first legal distillery in Alabama since Prohibition, stop by for a taste test, tour the facility, or try one of their craft cocktails! Experience the light, crisp and refreshing gin, made with hand-picked Alabama juniper berries or sample the first of its kind in Alabama – a corn-based vodka that is triple filtered to smooth out its demeanor. The distillery also offers a single malt whiskey, a barrel-aged rum, and a spiced rum.
Auburn-Opelika features plenty of specialty retailers as well as a variety of activities and diversions. The community offers year-round outdoor experiences and a wide variety of nightlife vibes from campus hangouts to art deco jazz lounges.
So plan your next golf getaway in Auburn-Opelika. Our courses may hurt your pride, but we promise your wallet will hardly feel a thing.
Alabama’s Sweet Spot

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