The top 5 reasons to visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
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The top 5 reasons to visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

The picturesque 18th green at Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort (Photo by Darin Bunch /

For 25 years, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail has been a beacon to golfers from around the world, welcoming them to Alabama to experience a wealth of golf courses, the best in Southern cuisine and the kind of trademark hospitality that keeps a visitor coming back again and again.

But if you haven't yet experienced the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail for yourself, we boil it down to the five best reasons to make the journey.

The top 5 reasons to visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

1. Golf, golf and 468 holes of championship-caliber golf!

Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the largest golf course construction project ever attempted. The end result is a trail consisting of 11 sites, 26 golf courses and 468 holes of championship golf. No matter what kind of golfer you are, how far you hit the ball, where you like to play or who you're playing with, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is guaranteed to have plenty of satisfying, challenging golf for you.

2. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a year-round golf destination

The golf season never ends on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Odds are, the weather in Alabama is better today than it is where you are right now. And that means it's another great day for golf on the Trail. Special Winter packages start at just $62 per day for a weekend's worth of great golf. You can even pay $80 per day for unlimited winter golf on the trail. That's an incredible value.

3. The food! (Of course)

Alabama has some of the best seafood in the United States, freshly caught daily in the Gulf of Mexico. From fish to shrimp to the more exotic, there's something every set of taste buds can enjoy from the water. If seafood's not your thing, the barbecue in Alabama is among the best in the world. Grab a tray with a few different types of meat -- mouth-watering brisket, tender ribs or scrumptious pulled pork -- and some sauces and some Wetnaps and dig in!

4. Play where the PGA Tour has played

Most golfers don't get the opportunity to play on a golf course where the best players in the world on the PGA Tour have come and competed. You can do that on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. You can play the Lake Course at the Grand National in Auburn, which has been host to the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship. You can test your skill on the very tees they played from -- though we don't recommend that -- or play in your own imaginary PGA Tour event as you take on the National from the tees of your choice.

5. The views are unbelievable!

You'll never tire of the amazing views you'll have on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. From the rolling terrain to water views to the incredible place where nature and human imagination meet, the RTJ Trail will take your breath away.

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