What could be any better than a Robert Trent Jones Sr-designed nine? The answer: A golf club that features three different sets of nines plus a short course from the same designer ALL IN ONE PLACE. This is what the Highland Oaks Golf Club is all about: a whooping 36-hole facility of three championship nines and a superb short course. A combination that might just be the only thing better than the best golf vacation elsewhere!
The Highland Oaks Golf Club’s three signature nines are each a different world unto itself. Each have qualities uniquely their own, it doesn’t at all feel like they’re in the same golf facility together. The Highlands course features several lakes coming into play, while the scenic Magnolia nine, that can be reached via a wooden bridge that goes through a golden marshland, is dotted with trees that could either be a blessing or a curse on that difficult shot. And the Marshland nine has two of the best, most challenging holes in the sixth, a par-5, and the ninth, a par-4. Both shots require excellent shot-making skills, tactics, and enough nerves to conquer such risky play. And the short course isn’t any easier either. The nine sets of par-3s require as much skills and tactics as the other three nines to get through with a neat scorecard. It isn’t surprising why golfers come back to this golf vacation destination over and over.
Along with 25 other courses on seven other sites in the state of Alabama, the Highland Oaks Golf Club make up the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. With all 36 holes each bearing different characteristics and posing different challenges, there isn’t any reason at all to think that this course cannot deliver the best golf trips.