Golf Courses Near Dothan, AL
Dothan, Alabama’s seventh largest city, lies in the southeastern corner of the state just 16 miles west of Georgia and 20 miles north of Florida. Dothan has been a golf destination ever since 1993 when the 36-hole Highland Oaks Golf Course opened as a part of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Highland Oaks consists of three regulation nines and a 9-hole par-3 course. Like other RTJ Trail sites, the courses here are known for their design quality, challenge, maintenance, and value, The Highlands and Marshwood nines form the tournament rotation. In 2021 Highland Oaks hosted the final week of the LPGA Q Series tournament. Dothan National Golf Club, a hilly, trees-lined championship course where you can score Hot Deals, has hosted the SEC Championship several times. At Kilgore’s Roundabout Plantation Golf Course in nearby Cowarts, multiple ponds enter the fray on a playing field that is a mix of gentle hills and flat terrain.
Located in the heart of peanut-growing country, Dothan is known as “The Peanut Capital of the World.” In fall it annually hosts the 10-day National Peanut Festival, the world’s largest peanut festival. When it was first held in 1938, George Washington Carver was the guest speaker, Downtown Dothan is home to the G W Carver Interpretive Museum, the Wiregrass Museum of Art (housed in a former power plant), and an array of unique shops and restaurants. Another curiosity in downtown Dothan is “the world’s smallest city block,” denoted by a granite monument on the block’s 20 feet by 20 feet by 9 feet triangular patch of land. That’s much smaller than any of the greens you’ll encounter when you have a tee time at one of Dothan’s golf courses.