Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)

Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses at Hampton Cove

450 Old Highway (431 South),

Owens Cross Roads, Alabama AL 35763

  • Office

    +1 (800) 949 4444
  • Pro shop

    +1 (256) 551 1818

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (most notably at the 9th hole).

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7262
6004
4765
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.7
69.6
68.3

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 River Course (7667 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-54 Short Course (3635 yds from mens tees).

Location

Latitude:

34.658954

Longitude:

-86.467777

How to get there:

9 miles SE of Huntsville

From the I-565 in Hunstville take exit 19A-19B and follow the 231 South. After approx 1 mile exit onto Governor's Drive (Hwy 431). After approx 9 miles turn left onto Old Hwy 431. After 1 mile turn right into golf club.

RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1992

RTJ Golf Trail - Hampton Cove (Highlands course): On the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Hampton Cove boasts two fine championship golf layouts. If the name Highland course has you imagining you'll be in for a mountainous experience, don’t worry. Pleasantly rolling fairways rather than huge elevation changes are the main feature of this pleasant and testing parkland layout. Only at the uphill par-5 9th will you need to undertake any Himalayan-style climbing, with the par-4 10th bringing you swiftly back down again to commence a back-nine that is much more about lakes and water hazards than mountains.

Good-quality housing lines much of the course perimeter, although it is sufficiently far-back not to place any hook-or-slice gremlins into your shot preparation. If gremlins do appear, it is more likely they will try to invade your short game. Without exception the greens here are elevated, uniformly small (although not too small to be full of testing undulations) and often fiercely defended by significant bunkering. Miss the greens and you'll be navigating the ball back up steep greenside slopes, with your pitching and chipping skills fully put to the test. Although there is more housing around this course that at any other Robert Trent Jones Trail location, there are also some picturesque views onto the Appalachian foothills in the distance.

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  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)
  • Photo of RTJ Golf Trail: Hampton Cove (Highlands course)

Visitors

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.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (March thru' mid-May): $64.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The Highlands Course at Hampton Cove was planted with thousands of Japanese black pines, oaks, dogwoods and crepe myrtles to enhance such features as the old mule barn beside the fifth hole. >> 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.

Where2Stay

  • Hampton Inn - South Parkway

    501 Boulevard South, Hunstville, AL 35802

    +1 (256) 882 2228

    Visit website

    The Hampton Inn - South Parkway is located off Memorial Parkway, near the Redstone Arsenal's main gate #1 and NASA, just south of Hunstville. DIRECTIONS : From the I-565 near the centre of Hunstville take the 231 South (S. Memorial Parkway). After approx 4 miles (go under only overpass on 231), turn right at next traffic lights onto Blvd South. Hampton Inn is 2nd building on the right.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hampton Cove (Highlands and River courses).

  • Marriott Courtyard

    4804 University Drive, Hunstville, AL 35816

    +1 (256) 837 1400

    Visit website

    DIRECTIONS : On west side of Huntsville take exit 340 from I-565 East (Research Park Blvd North). After approx 2 miles take Hwy 72 East (University Dr). After approx 2 miles the hotel is on your left.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hampton Cove (Highlands and River courses).

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