Plenty of Alabama mentions on best overlooked-courses list
Alabama got major props from Golf Digest, which listed the Yellowhammer state as having several of the best winter golf trips.
A piece by writer Drew Powell listed Alabama prominently under the headline, “Best Winter Golf Trips: 11 underrated trips we’re booking now.”
The piece features descriptions of courses in and around Mobile, Birmingham and Gulf Shores in Alabama.
Also featured are Destin, Fla., Tucson, Ariz., Savannah, GA., Reynolds Lake Oconee, Ga., the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Lake Charles, La., Santa Barbara, Calif., Amelia Island, Fla., and West Point, Miss.
“In terms of winter golf trip destinations, you can hardly go wrong with one of the many popular choices, including Orlando, Scottsdale, Palm Springs and Myrtle Beach. But if you’re looking to beat the crowds and find a more under-the-radar destination, we’re here to help with this collection of the best underrated golf trips you should take this winter,” Powell wrote in the Nov. 19 article.
Here are the Alabama, Florida and Mississippi courses that Powell recommends:
RTJ Magnolia Grove, Crossings and Fall courses;
RTJ Lakewood Club, Azalea and Dogwood courses;
Rock Creek Golf Club, Fairhope;
RJT Oxmoor Valley, Valley course;
RJT Oxmoor Valley, Ridge course;
Birmingham’s Highland Park Golf Club;
Limestone Springs, Oneonta;
FarmLinks Golf Club, Sylacauga;
Lost Key Golf Club, Pensacola;
Peninsula Golf & Racket Club, Marsh/Lakes/Cypress courses, Gulf Shores;
Kiva Dunes Golf Club, Gulf Shores;
Craft Farms, Cotton Creek course, Gulf Shores;
Craft Farms, Cypress Bend course, Gulf Shores;
Mossy Oak, West Point, Miss.;
Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point;
Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss.;
Fallen Oak, Saucier, Miss.;
Shell Landing Course, Gautier, Miss.;
The Preserve Golf Club, Van Cleave, Miss.;
The Bridges Golf Club, Bay St. Louis, Miss.;
The Oak Golf Club, Pass Christian, Miss.;
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Burnt Pine course, Destin, Fla;
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Links course, Miramar, Fla;
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Raven course, Miramar;
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Baytowne course, Miramar;
Kelly Plantation Golf Club, Destin;
Regatta Bay Yacht & Golf Club, Destin;
Windswept Dunes, Freeport, Fla.
Featured image courtesy of Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove