Montgomery is the capital of Alabama, and accordingly the most popular facility in the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is located here. Although The Judge — with its challenging layout — is the big draw, The Legislator may be the most relaxing of the eighteens at Capitol, but that’s a low bar to set when Robert Trent Jones is the designer.
Indeed, the opening 630-yard par five is hardly a “gentle handshake.” It doesn’t let up from there, stretching nearly 7,500 yards from the back tees. Still, that’s the shortest yardage of the three courses at Capitol. There are some semblances of mercy that might make this the best “warm-up” round for the other two courses: This route is the most traditional in terms of its parkland layout. It features less water and, in a very rare occurrence for the RTJ Golf Trail, the par three No. 6 features absolutely no bunkers or ponds...just a multi-tiered green that demands accuracy.
The course will put on a showcase of the region’s ecosystems, rising and descending along its hilly terrain as well as tracing cypress marshes in the lowlands.