Golf Courses Near Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Alabama, located 60 miles west of Birmingham, is home to the University of Alabama and its sports teams. The city has adopted the nickname “City of Champions” because of all of its national championships, especially in football. The men’s golf team got into the act, too, winning back-to-back NCAA national titles in 2013 and 2014. When you make tee times, you can play at the Crimson Tide’s home course, Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, a course Golf Digest has ranked among the best munis in Alabama. Ol’ Colony presents a fitting challenge thanks to its elevation changes, 70 bunkers, and 25 acres of lakes, but it is not overwhelmingly difficult. If you’re looking for a Hot Deal, The Links at Tuscaloosa, which debuted in 1963, is a well-conceived but somewhat compact course that occupies high ground by Mimosa Lake. Tall Pines Golf Course is a hilly course with tree-lined fairways that are wide enough so that all levels of players can enjoy their rounds..
Tuscaloosa is a college town that marches in tune with the University of Alabama. The school’s campus features a number of attractions: a museum of natural history; the Paul W. Bryant Museum which tells the story of Alabama football; and the school’s beloved Bryant-Denny Stadium. If you are around for a Crimson Tide home game, don’t miss the University’s “Million Dollar Band” as it plays it’s spirit-raising “Elephant Stomp” on the steps of the Gorgas Library before the game. “Roll Tide!” Downtown Tuscaloosa boasts the Children’s Hands-On Museum and the historic Bama Theatre—a vintage movie palace that is now the city’s performing arts center. Tuscaloosa is also home to the only Mercedes Benz manufacturing plant in the U.S. Tours are limited and require advance reservations–it’s much easier to get a tee time at one of Tuscaloosa’s golf courses.