Bent Brook Golf Club
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Bent Brook Golf Club is one of Birmingham’s best public golf courses. Established in 1988, the 27-hole facility has three nines – Brook, Windmill and Graveyard. The course has hosted the Alabama Men’s State Amateur numerous time. Bent Brook Golf Course features a wide practice range and two practice greens. Bent Brook also is home to the Hank Johnson School of Golf. Tees and fairways are Bermuda grass.
One of Bent Brook’s best attributes is that the courses are straight forward – there are few blind shots. Everything is right in front of you; what you see is what you get. The rough can be penal. Fairways and greens are generous – there’s no excuse not to hit most of them, but hitting the large greens doesn’t mean two-putts are guaranteed. Distance control is a must.
Yardages from the tips range from 6,772 on the Graveyard-Windmill loop to 7,222 yards on the Brook-Graveyard loop. The Brook-Windmill loop is 7,014 yards. Bent Brook has five sets of tees – from the No. 2 set of tees yardages range from 6,179 to 6,470.
Bent Brook is in Bessemer, about 25 miles southwest of Downtown Birmingham. Read a 2020 Alabama Golf News review of Bent Brook Golf Club.