Golf Courses Near Auburn, AL
Fast-growing Auburn, Alabama, home to Auburn University, is one of the best college towns in the South. It is also a great city for golf—Golf Digest rated it #1 in the U.S. back in 2005. Grand National, a 54-hole lakeside complex, is one of the original Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail sites and also one of its most beautiful. Some 32 holes touch a large lake. The Links Course is the marque championship test, the Lake Course is known for its par 3s, and the par-3 Short Course is just as pretty and tough as the big courses. Indian Pines Golf Course was built 70 years ago as a private country club, but it has been Auburn and Opelika’s muni since 1971 and it serves as the home course of the Auburn High School golf teams. You can score Hot Deals when making a tee time at the nine-hole Greens at Auburn Golf & Country Club, a 9-hole layout with narrow fairways and three holes with water carries. The course anchors a residential apartment community.
Downtown Auburn features shops, restaurants, and nightspots infused with the spirit of locals, students and visitors. On campus you’ll find an arboretum, an art museum, and a museum that highlights the university’s impressive sports history—think Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, and Frank Thomas. No matter where you go on campus or in and around town, pride for Auburn reigns supreme. Although the team’s official mascot is a Tiger, Auburn also releases an eagle to take flight before kickoff at every home football game. Auburn faithful greet each other with the words “War Eagle.” Hmm—two mascots and a strange greeting. If you’re not attuned to Auburn you may not understand it, but wouldn’t it be nice to get an eagle on one of Auburn’s golf courses?