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Grand National (Lake)

Grand National (Lake)

Opelika, Alabama
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Patrick Koenig
Patrick Koenig
Opelika, Alabama
  • Address3000 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL 36801, USA
  • Championships hosted

The 7,149-yard Lake course on the RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National features a dozen holes that skirt the banks of Lake Saugahatchee. The 230-yard par three 15th plays to an island green and is perhaps the best one-shot hole on the RTJ Golf Trail.

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In 1997, the Lake Course played host to what is now the Tour Championship, the season-ending tournament for the PGA Tour’s Tour and this event has also been held at RTJ Golf Trail courses in Mobile (1998), Dothan (1999-2000) and Prattville (2001-2005).

The Lake course also hosted the first edition of the Barbasol Championship in 2015, played as an alternative event for the Open Championship. The winner doesn’t earn an invitation to the Masters but they do receive a two-year PGA Tour exemption and entry to the USPGA Championship event.


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Robert Trent Jones

​Robert Trent Jones arrived in New York aboard the steamship Caronia from Liverpool on Monday, 29th April 1912, exactly two weeks after the Titanic had sunk on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

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