RTJ Golf Trail: Capitol Hill (Judge course)


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   RTJ Golf Trail: Capitol Hill (Judge course) Est. 1992

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Capitol Hill (Judge): A 200 feet drop at the 1st hole, with water along the right side of the fairway, and swamp to the left, gives clear warning that this is not a Judge to be messed with. There will be other knee-trembling moments in the Judge's presence, as you make your way round one of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's best and most challenging layouts.

After the dramatic elevation change of the opening (and many would say signature) hole, much of the rest of the course is played on flatter terrain, where two large lakes and attendant swamp provide the principal hazards, and quite a few photo opportunities as well. With often tightish fairways, penal rough (where water doesn't threaten), mounded and pot bunkering, and large undulating greens, you are promised few dull moments.

The Judge is capable of giving you quite a torrid ride, especially on a first outing. There are no end of great holes on this layout; the 6th over water is a world-class par-3, and the following long par-5 is as tough as they come. Treat this Judge with plenty of humility and respect and you'll do fine; blaze away without a thought for course management, and the impact on your score could be penal ! This is one of the Trail's most natural and toughest challenges, a course of great beauty and huge reputation.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses at Capitol Hill
2600 Constitution Ave,
Prattville, Alabama AL 36066
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 949 4444
Pro Shop   +1 (334) 285 1114
Fax

 

Email   capitolhill@rtjgolf.com
Website   www.rtjgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Robbie Blackwell (Director of Instruction)
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Academy
 
RTJ Academy at Capitol Hill
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk (but a big climb back from the 18th to the clubhouse).
 
Surroundings: Woodland, lakeside and marshland.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7794 6198 4955
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 77.8 69.3 68.3
 
At the Same Location:
Golf courses at Capitol Hill: 18-hole par-72 Judge Course (7794 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-72 Legislator Course (7417 yds); 18-hole par-72 Senator Course (7697 yds).
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How2Get There?

8 miles NW of Montgomery
From the I-65 (approx 8 miles NW of Montgomery) take exit 179 (Cobbs Ford Road) and follow Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail signs for 3 miles to golf clubhouse.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: $95 (all days). Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, RTJ Golf Trail passes and Trail Cards]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.   Must book in advance. Bookings can be made directly with each course or via Central Reservations on +1 (800) 949 4444 (toll free) or +1 (205) 942 0444 or e-mail to reservationsrequest@rtj.com.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent. Capitol Hill features an innovative circular driving range with a diameter of 400 yards.
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Did you know?

Stay & Play at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a unique collection of eleven excellent golf venues spread through the State of Alabama. Dr. David Bronner, the then CEO of the organisation that ran the Alabama state-employees pension funds, originally conceived the idea of the Trail. He was convinced that creating a top-quality golf trail would attract golfers from near and far, raise Alabama's profile and at the same time earn a good return for the pension fund monies invested in the project - the world's largest golf course building project ever undertaken. The original courses on the Trail (located at Hampton Cove, Silver Lakes, Oxmoor Valley, Capitol Hill, Grand National, Cambrian Ridge, Magnolia Grove, and Highland Oaks) were all designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened for play in 1992. Lakewood GC at Point Clear was acquired along with the Grand Hotel; its two golf courses were recently renovated and included in the Trail. Although not designed by Trent Jones, The Shoals and Ross Bridge were added to the Trail in more recent years.

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Published Ranking
2017-18 Golf Digest rating: 6th best course in Alabama.
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Location

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Latitude: (32.443156)
Longitude: (-86.395873)
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Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Capitol Hill 
2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066
+1 (334) 290 1235
www.marriottcapitolhill.com

A luxury retreat, designed to provide the perfect balance of business and pleasure. The hotel is set in 1,600 lushly wooded acres, overlooking the Capitol Hill Golf Courses, and has a sophisticated design of stacked stone and wooden timbers, creating the feel of a private lodge. DIRECTIONS : From I-65, north-east of Montgomery, take exit 179 (Cobbs Ford Rd), and head west. After o.5 miles, at traffic light turn left and hotel is on the left after a few hundred yards.

Golf at this hotel Capitol Hill (Judge, Legislator and Senator courses)
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Hampton Inn - Prattville AAA 2-diamonds
2585 Cobb's Hill Place, Prattville, AL 36066
+1 (334) 285 6767
www.hamptoninn.com

DIRECTIONS : From I-65, north-west of Montgomery, take exit 179 (Cobbs Ford Road). The hotel is located on the west side of freeway.

Golf at this hotel No
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