Mountain Property Daytrip to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The
North Alabama offers some of the best public golf courses available, and Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the
Shoals is one of them. This course not only attracts the golf lovers but also attracts tourists. Golfing is a real
pleasure at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals, which is situated beside the Tennessee River - in between
two dams on this river - Wheeler and Wilson. And it is great to be able to settle down on your nearby mountain
property in The Bluffs after a challenging day of golf at The Shoals.
Inside RTJ Golf Trail you will find two wonderful golf courses – Fighting Joe and The Schoolmaster. These two
courses were developed in memory of two great Americans - General Joseph Wheeler and former US President Woodrow
Wilson. General Joseph Wheeler was a brave US Army soldier and was famous as Fighting Joe.
Fighting Joe is the longest yardage course in the RTJ Trail at the Shoals. The course is very traditional and
the measurement of this course from the Black Tee is 8092 yards. The course is very long and perfect for golfers
who love to play straightforward golf. Both 17th and 18th holes of this course are famous for impressive natural
beauty. The signature hole of Fighting Joe is the 17th hole. The other attraction is its 18th hole, which also
gives you an amazing view of Wilson Lake on the Tennessee River.
The Schoolmaster is another course inside RTJ Trail at the Shoals. This second course of RTJ Trail at the Shoals
is named in memory of former US President Mr. Woodrow Wilson, who was known as ‘The Schoolmaster of Politics’.
President Wilson is also popular for his contribution for building the Wilson Dam on the Tennessee River. The
Schoolmaster course is comparatively tougher than the other course i.e. Fighting Joe. This traditional golf course
also lets you enjoy serene natural beauty of the Tennessee River.
For 18 holes Championship, the Green Fee excluding tax and cart fee currently ranges from $40 to $55. Compared
to other RTJ Golf Trails the tax rate is quite low at The Shoals and is set as 5.5%. Per round cart fees for each
person are also very attractive.
Following are the cart fees for:
* 18 Holes Championship - $15.00
* 9 Holes Championship - $7.50
* 18 Holes Par 3 Short - $10.00
* 9 Holes Par 3 Short - $5.00
Junior rates for young golfers under the age 17 are half of Rack Rates for 18 Holes and 9 Holes
Other Amenities inside RTJ Golf Trials at The Shoals
The Clubhouse area is 18000 square feet and offers the facilities of locker rooms for men and ladies. The
restaurant inside RTJ Golf Trails serves Breakfast, Lunch and complete Bar Services. Rentals for the King Cobra SS
are set at $30 and $17.50 for 18 Holes and 9 Holes respectively. You can also find nearby lodging facilities at
some hotels like Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn.
Other attractions near the RTJ Golf Trails at The Shoals are Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Wilson Lock and Dam,
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Children’s Museum, and Ivy Green - the birthplace of Helen Keller.