RTJ Golf Trail: Highland Oaks Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   RTJ Golf Trail: Highland Oaks Golf Course Est. 1992

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RTJ Golf Trail - Highland Oaks Golf Course: At Highland Oaks, the south-eastern outpost of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama, three nine-hole loops - the Magnolia, Marshwood and Highlands - each contain a wonderful variety of exquisitely designed golf holes. As with most of the Trail courses, the terrain is pleasantly undulating, creating plenty of elevated tees and elevated greens, much favoured by designer, Trent Jones. The rolling wooded fairways, undulating greens and excellent bunkering all contribute to the excellence of the design. Swampy forest on Marshwood, cathedral like rows of pine trees and several lakeside holes on the Highlands, and (you guessed it) an abundance of magnolias on the third nine, create different nuances on these closely-related and equally enjoyable layouts. If there has to be a favourite, Magnolia's naturalness may just tip the balance, especially with its wonderful boardwalk ride through the swamp that comes along on two occasions. On all the courses you'll get a good look at each hole from the generally elevated tees and your shot strategy should be clear to see. However, on Marshwood's behemoth 701-yard par-5 6th, the journey from tee-to-green is a real test, especially on your first outing here. The Highlands and less so the Marshwood have some up-market real estate alongside a few holes. Not that this detracts from your shot-making, but the presence of housing does alter the unique naturalness associated with much of Highland Oaks, and the RTJ Trail courses in general.

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Making Contact

Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses at Highland Oaks
904 Royal Pkwy,
Dothan, Alabama AL 36305
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 949 4444
Pro Shop   +1 (334) 712 2820
Fax

 

Email   highlandoaks@rtjgolf.com
Website   www.rtjgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Mike Barber (Director of Golf); Ben Larson (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb and some long green-to-tee walks (buggies generally used). Marshwood nine has the most slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, some residential (on Marshwood and Highlands nines) and lakeside (especially on Highlands nine).
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7704 6454 5085
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76.9 71.1 68.6
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-27 Short Course (1809 yds from mens tees).
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How2Get There?

6 miles W of Dothan
From the western section of the Dothan ring road (Hwy 231) take the 84 West (West Main St). After 3.5 miles turn left into Royal Parkway, direction Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Follow Royal Parkway for 1 mile to golf clubhouse.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' mid-May): $64. Reduced 9-hole and junior rates. [Above rate based on best info available at the time. Contact club for current actual rates, seasonal and other 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 to rent.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

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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Location

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Latitude: (31.226803)
Longitude: (-85.496625)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Quality Inn - Dothan 
3053 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36301
+1 (334) 794 6601
www.choicehotels.com

This Dothan hotel is minutes from area attractions like the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Wallace Community College, Troy State University Dothan and Dothan Landmark Park. The Dothan Regional Airport is only six miles away. DIRECTIONS : Just south of the intersection of Hwy 231 (Ross Clark Circle) and Hwy 84 (which leads to Highland Oaks).

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Highland Oaks
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Marriott Courtyard Dothan 
3040 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Alabama 36301
+1 (334) 671 3000
www.marriott.com

DIRECTIONS : Just south of the intersection of Hwy 231 (Ross Clark Circle) and Hwy 84 (which leads to Highland Oaks).

Golf at this hotel No
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