Best golf courses: Alabama

Alabama: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auburn / Opelika
Northrup, Ward

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Auburn / Opelika

Designer

Ward Northrup

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham, AL
Northrup, Ward

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Ward Northrup

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Birmingham, AL
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

East and West courses originally designed by Donald Ross (1926). West course improved and renovated by Pete Dye (1984, 2009).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Montgomery
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montgomery

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Montgomery
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montgomery

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Montgomery
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montgomery

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Montgomery
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montgomery

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Arnold Palmer

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Arnold Palmer

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham, AL
Stone, Earl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Earl Stone

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham, AL
Hurdzan/Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auburn / Opelika
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Auburn / Opelika

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Auburn / Opelika
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Auburn / Opelika

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Morrish, Jay & Carter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Original design by Earl Stone (1964); redesigned by father-son team of Jay and Carter Morrish (2005).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Huntsville
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Huntsville

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Huntsville
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Huntsville

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dothan
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dothan

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Pate, Jerry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Jerry Pate

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Montgomery
Graves, Charles

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montgomery

Designer

Charles Graves

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Mobile
Maxwell & Garl

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Azalea course: holes 1 thru' 5, and 15 thru' 18 designed by Perry Maxwell (1947); holes 6 thru' 14 designed by Ron Garl (1983). Subsequent improvements made by Bobby Vaughn.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Mobile
Maxwell, Perry

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Original design by Perry Maxwell. Subsequent improvements made by Ron Garl and Bobby Vaughn.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham, AL
Pate, Jerry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Jerry Pate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham, AL
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham, AL
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Stone, Earl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Earl Stone

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Stone, Earl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Earl Stone

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Birmingham, AL
Rulewich & Vaughn

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Roger Rulewich & Bobby Vaughn

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Birmingham, AL
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Birmingham, AL

Designer

Original design by Jack Nicklaus (1977); modifications by Jack Nicklaus & Jim Lipe (2016).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Florence
Rulewich & Vaughn

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Florence

Designer

Roger Rulewich & Bobby Vaughn

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Florence
Rulewich & Vaughn

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Florence

Designer

Roger Rulewich & Bobby Vaughn

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Gadsden
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gadsden

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mobile
Stone, Earl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mobile

Designer

Earl Stone

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