450 Old Highway (431 South),
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama AL 35763
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (most notably at the 9th hole).
Residential and woodland.
Robert Trent Jones Sr.
18-hole par-72 River Course (7667 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-54 Short Course (3635 yds from mens tees).
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): 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.
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.
501 Boulevard South, Hunstville, AL 35802
+1 (256) 882 2228Visit 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.
Hampton Cove (Highlands and River courses).
4804 University Drive, Hunstville, AL 35816
+1 (256) 837 1400Visit 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.
Hampton Cove (Highlands and River courses).
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