|Another golf course from the prolific Robert Trent Jones, the Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club is one of Alabama’s private facilities, so you’ll need to befriend a member to sample one of RTJ’s 1960s designs.|
Wonderful RTJs course located right on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama. Built in the early 1960's the pine trees have created tight fairways and they can block you out, especially on the par 5s. The par 3 8th, while not long has a redan green with a carry over H2O. Club selection is paramount. Number 9 is lovely par 4 heading south towards the clubhouse and the Tennessee River. It does have two fairway bunkers guarding the left and right as well as two greenside bunkers on the left and right. Ten is a tough uphill par 3 with four bunkers protecting the green from all quadrants. Depending where your drive is on the par 5 17th you may not be able to see the creek that bisects the fairway. Consider yourself warned. The 18th is the signature hole, relatively short par 3 over H2O going back to the clubhouse. The membership is especially proud of their flagpole which has a bunch of pennants flying. It was explained to me why one pennant was above the American flag. I did not quire understand, they were citing maritime law going back centuries, so i just nodded my head and said, "That is great. Thanks for having me."