RTJ Golf Trail: Magnolia Grove (Falls course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   RTJ Golf Trail: Magnolia Grove (Falls course) Est. 1992

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RTJ Golf Trail - Magnolia Grove (Falls course): Magnolia Grove, just outside Mobile, can boast two fabulous golf courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Falls, which takes its name from a small waterfall that comes into the picture around the turn, is a course packed with variety - sometimes wooded, other times more open, at one point getting alongside a small lake. Compared to its companion course, the Crossings, it is at times a tighter and tougher layout, with more water in play. Swampy creeks occasionally meander across the fairways, or lie in wait at the front of some greens. Most of the time the elevated tees will give you a good look at the hole and its attendant hazards. However, Trent Jones has also allowed the natural rolling landscape to conceal some of the 150-yard markers and occasionally the greens, creating some blind or semi-blind tee and approach shots. As is often the case on the Trail, the par-3's are excellent; the tough 2nd is played to a beautifully elevated green, while the 11th requires an "across the corner of a lake" shot to the green. Plenty of other holes besides the par-3's will require well hit irons to avoid the substantive cloverleaf bunkering around the mainly elevated, not overly-large but abundantly sloping greens. Always challenging and thoroughly absorbing, this is a memorable course, full of variety, that will test, probe and enthral from start to finish.

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Making Contact

Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses at Magnolia Grove
7001 Magnolia Grove Pkwy,
Mobile, Alabama AL 36618
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 949 4444
Pro Shop   +1 (251) 645 0075
Fax

 

Email   magnoliagrove@rtjgolf.com
Website   www.rtjgolf.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Mainly woodland and briefly lakeside.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7239 6070 5253
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.6 69.5 70.4
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Crossings Course (7151 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-54 Short Course (3140 yds from mens tees).
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How2Get There?

10 miles NW of Mobile
From the I-65 (west of Mobile) take exit 5b onto Hwy 98 West (Moffet Road). After approx 8 miles turn left into Magnolia Grove Parkway. Follow road 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
Excellent
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Did you know?

One of the best times to visit is late-Spring when the crepe myrtles and magnolias add a dramatic splash of colour all around the course >> ABOUT THE TRAIL : 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: (30.740139)
Longitude: (-88.206359)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel 
64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602
+1 (251) 438 4000
www.marriott.com

Located in the revitalized downtown business and entertainment districts. From June 2007 you can experience the much anticipated $55 million renovation that puts this hotel into a new level of sophistication among downtown Mobile hotels. DIRECTIONS : from I-10 close to downtown Mobile take exit 26 (Water Street), direction downtown Mobile. Turn into South Water Street, then left into Government Street and right onto Royal Street. The hotel is on the right side of the street.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Magnolia Grove (Crossings and Falls courses); TimberCreek; Rock Creek.
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Wingate by Wyndham Mobile 
516 Springhill Plaza Ct, Springhill Avenue & I-65, Mobile, AL 36608
+1 (251) 441 1979
www.wingateinns.com

DIRECTIONS : From I-65 to the west of Mobile, take exit 5A or B (Springhill Ave). Turn onto Springhill Ave, then into Springhill Plaza Ct. Hotel on right.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Magnolia Grove (Crossings and Falls courses)
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Golf within 20 miles TimberCreek; Rock Creek; Lakewood (Dogwood and Azalea courses).
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