Some golf courses are known for being beautiful. Others are known to be fun and quite challenging. Others, for being affordable. The Ballantrae Golf Club in Pelham, Alabama is all three. Since it opened in 2004, it has made a name for itself for being fun, beautiful, and very friendly – service- and budget-wise. No wonder it is famous not only among Pelham residents but among visitors on golf trips as well.
The Ballantrae Golf Club brings every golfer closer to the Scottish ancestry of golf. It makes for the perfect Scotland golf experience without the heavy burden on the pocket. This jewel of a golf vacation destination is conveniently located just outside Birmingham. All 18-holes of this par-72 course has lovely Alabama woods for a backdrop, and a renowned designer for a creator in Bob Cupp.
For a golf course of this caliber, the Ballantrae Golf Club is quite inexpensive. Because of its friendly rates, it isn’t at all surprising why it was named “ The Best New Affordable Golf Course” in 2005 by Golf Digest. The course has also earned quite a reputation amongst the ladies, as it was also named one of the “Top 50 Courses for Women” by Golf for Women Magazine. This golf vacation favorite is part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail of Alabama, along with 25 other top ranked championship courses known all across the state and across the country for being some of the best. Truly, the Ballantrae has all the essentials looked for by every golfer in a course: fun, playability, and of course, affordability.