Robert Trent Jones The Shoals
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The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals is home to two 18-hole championship courses. Fighting Joe and The Shoals. Both lie between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River.
How did Fighting Joe get its name? Wheeler Dam is named in honor of General Joseph “Fighting Joe” Wheeler – the only Confederate General to attain the same rank later in the United States Army.
The Fighting Joe course at The Shoals was the first Robert Trent Jones course to break 8,000 yards. “Travel + Leisure Golf” named Fighting Joe one of the top new courses in 2004. The second course, the Schoolmaster (named for President Woodrow Wilson who was responsible for getting Wilson Dam built and was also known in politics as “The Schoolmaster”), opened in the Summer of 2005.
The Robert Trent Jones The Shoals facility is 13 miles southeast of Downtown Florence.