Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses at Magnolia Grove

7001 Magnolia Grove Pkwy,

Mobile, Alabama AL 36618

  • Office

    +1 (800) 949 4444
  • Pro shop

    +1 (251) 645 0075

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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

30.740139

Longitude:

-88.206359

How to get 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.

RTJ Golf Trail: Magnolia Grove (Falls course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1992

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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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

Excellent

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.

Where2Stay

  • Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel

    64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602

    +1 (251) 438 4000

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Magnolia Grove (Crossings and Falls courses); TimberCreek; Rock Creek.

  • Wingate by Wyndham Mobile

    516 Springhill Plaza Ct, Springhill Avenue & I-65, Mobile, AL 36608

    +1 (251) 441 1979

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Magnolia Grove (Crossings and Falls courses)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      TimberCreek; Rock Creek; Lakewood (Dogwood and Azalea courses).

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