Last year, we discussed, in great detail, the allure of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, one of the grandest bargains in the country. With 26 world-class golf courses in 11 unique locations, it’s no wonder golfers flock to Alabama during summer’s golden radiance and autumn’s cool peak. There has never been a more desirable time than right now to explore the Auburn golf course scene, which, of course, includes the legendary Grand National.
A Comprehensive Auburn Golf Course Guide
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center is an idyllic location to start and finish each day of championship golf. This award-winning hotel is located at the university’s front door, across College Street from the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and countless restaurants, bars, and shops that attract travelers from all over the South. We know a thing or two about the Auburn golf course community as the sport is ingrained in our DNA. Golf isn’t just a game—it’s a lifestyle. This short Auburn golf club tour won’t take long, but it will shine a light on the region’s finest 18-hole designs.
Robert Trent Jones’ Grand National is many things: wildly accessible, pleasingly affordable, and undeniably beautiful. But there’s also a healthy dose of prestige that comes with the experience. A lot of golfers visit the area to specifically play these sprawling, pristine 54 holes. The 26-course trail itself is one of the main reasons why Auburn is considered a first-class retirement community. Grand National is comprised of three 18-hole courses: Lake, Links, and Short Course. Each design subtly toys with the golfer, as the beauty serves as a constant distraction. That being said, accurate, creative, and patient golfers will quickly learn to conquer the savvy design.
Indian Pines will never rank as the premier Auburn golf course, especially with Grand National on the edge of town. But you won’t find a more desirable pace of play or cheaper rates in the region. The course’s convenience is only outweighed by its visual pull. In many regards, Indian Pines boasts many of the same natural features that make Grand National so prestigious, including still waters, towering pines, and vibrant flora. The course was redesigned in 1999, much to the delight of locals who appreciate the value discovered in these lush woodlands.
Yes, Moore’s Mill Club is a private establishment. But it’s worth exploring for those considering retiring in or near Auburn (or if you frequent the area). Perhaps it’s an excuse to see your favorite Tiger student more often!? The club’s many perks are well worth the membership fees. Moore’s Mill narrowly thwarted Auburn University Club and Saugahatchee Country Club, two more beloved private institutions. The dense forestry, sugary sandtraps, and naturally hilly fairways create quite an alluring aesthetic.
A First-Rate University Hotel and Culinary Experience
Let The Hotel at Auburn University be your luxury hub for each day’s golf adventures. This dazzling downtown Auburn hotel functions as a wedding venue, conference center, jazz club, Italian eatery, and luxury inn. The perfect way to commemorate 36 holes at a sublime Auburn golf course is to enjoy gourmet cuisines, elegant sophistication, and live music at Ariccia Cucina Italiana and Piccolo. With over 500 labels of fine wine, you’re in for quite the night!
Peace of mind is found here, as we recently earned the 2020 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award and the AHLA Safe Stay label. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out at your earliest convenience by dialing 800-228-2876. Golfers can also check availability online at any time.