There are two things that make the River Course at Hampton Cove Golf Club a standout: one, it is reminiscent of the way golf courses were built in the past – builders simply push the dirt to make room for the greens and tees, leaving everything else the way they were; and two, it is the only Robert Trent Jones design that holds no bunkers. But apart from that, this golf trip favorite at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama stands out for its superb conditioning and hefty offering of a fun and challenging round of golf at every visit.
The River Course at Hampton Cove Golf Club is one of the three championship courses at Hampton Cove, the other two being the Scottish links-style Highlands Course and the Short Course. Being what it is, designed the old school way, the River Course has retained so much of its original features including the 250-year old black oak at the back of the 18th hole, which is said to be the third oldest in the entire state. This golf vacation destination was built on former soybean fields in the flood plain of the River Flint.
All 7,667 yards of golf on this par-72 18-hole championship course provides a different experience for golfers of all levels because of the slopes and the absence of bunkers. Its signature fourth hole, a par-4, is a dogleg-right, surrounded by water at the back of the greens. It is built to test golfers of every playing level as well as provide memorable games and breathtaking scenery for a complete golf vacation experience. Even alongside other championship courses, the River Course at Hampton Cove Golf Club is simply a standout.