The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail now features more than 11 facilities, but among the first was Highland Oaks, a 36-hole complex that offers relatively simple golf travel for those driving in from Montgomery or Tallahassee, Florida. Combining the Highlands and the Magnolia courses is most golfers’ preference.
The Highlands nine may be at a higher elevation, however several water hazards will be the most eye-catching hazards. Both par threes are somewhat peninsular in nature, with the putting surfaces extending left or right, respectively, out into the lake.
The Magnolia course has a more literal name than its correspondent in this exercise, with the title tree dotting this area. Although the water will certainly be less across this nine, the travel between the second and third holes is grand, with players driving across more than 1,000 feet of marshland to reach the No. 3 tee. This is about where players will arrive at the most hilly part of the property as well, and many good tee shots will still find awkward lies upon approach.
Highland Oaks also features a third “championship” nine, the Marshwood, as well as a short course.
A typical RTJ course, which is a big compliment. long, fair, challenging and fun. Greens always rolling nice and true. I found the greens a wee bit easier to read than some others but maybe i just hit my putter that day. The trail is just awesome and any course never disappoints me.
Rather pedestrian, but the two nines are completely different as one ascertain from their respective monikers, Highlands and River. The 3rd hole has a split fairway with a lake in the middle which can be bothersome. The 11th is a lovely par 3 redan green over water. Once again an excellent value