2013 Travel – Anyone golfed in Alabama?

BamaNeed some advice on a new golf destination.  I want to book a fall trip on the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ Golf Trail) in Alabama and have read lots of good things about excellent value, great courses, top notch playing conditions, but I’ve never been to Alabama much less considered how to play the trail.

It seems the trail is spread out over the entire state and there is some serious mileage between courses.  I’m looking for a reasonable itinerary for a week of golf in the October time frame with about 18 holes per day and was wondering if this was even doable considering how spread out the RTJ Trail is.  Does it make sense to identify a center-state spot as my headquarters and venture out for day trips, or travel along the trail to different sites?

I’m also a huge fan of SEC football and would LOVE to turn this adventure into a bucket list event and couple it with a home game at the University of Alabama on either Oct 19 vs Arkansas or Oct 26 vs Tennessee!

Anyone with tips on golfing the RTJ or how to get Alabama football tickets, please send.  Thanks!

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About Brian Penn

Avid sports fan and golf nut. I am a lifelong resident of the Washington D.C. area and love to follow the local teams. Also worked as a golf professional in the Middle Atlantic PGA for several years and am intrigued by the game to no end. I love to play and practice and am dedicated to continual improvement.
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3 Responses to 2013 Travel – Anyone golfed in Alabama?

  1. If you’re looking for football tickets to an Alabama game – I’m not sure how people outside the school can get them, although you can buy them off students for cheaper. It costs around $80 for a student to upgrade a ticket for someone else, and students usually don’t ever pay more than $5 for tickets to football games. So you could always get a ticket off a student!! And it would probably be less than $100!

  2. Brian Penn says:

    Anne, thanks for the insider information. I had no idea you could get ‘Bama’ tickets for that reasonable an amount. Roll Tide!

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