Alabama Mountain Lakes Region

Coastal Alabama

By Mitch Laurance, Talking Golf Getaways podcast As traveling golfers, we’re lucky to experience a variety of fantastic options when it comes to great destinations. Some offer pure golf experiences and receive accolades and well-deserved exposure across multiple platforms. Others include golf but offer more of a varied vacation experience — and though they might sometimes fly under a golfer’s …

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Spa at Grand National, Opelika, AL

By Bill Lang Auburn/Opelika Marriott Resort at Grand National 11/19/2018 Originally created to attract golfers to Alabama, multiple spas were added along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail to enhance the guests’ experiences. The sixth spa on the RTJ Spa Trail opened inside the Auburn/Opelika Marriott Resort at Grand National. “The Spa at Grand National will feature 20,000 square feet …

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Turns 25 in 2017

A former law professor in Alabama revolutionized access to great public golf 25 years ago and the rest is history. While many scoffed at the concept, Dr. David G. Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, brought golf course architect Robert Trent Jones out of retirement in the late 1980’s and the concept of America’s Original Golf Trail was …

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7 Reasons to Travel in the Fall

Fall is the hidden gem of golf travel seasons. The air is crisp, the grass is as green as it’s going to get, and the rates are lower for most fall season getaways. Here are the 7 reasons you should consider fall for your golf getaway: The weather. Nothing beats the weather this time of year, especially when you get …

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