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“Beautiful but Deadly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand National Golf Course

Grand National Golf Course
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Opelika
Certificate of Excellence
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Brampton, Canada
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful but Deadly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Just absolutely great golf; the two regulation courses and the executive course as well. Fantastic practise facility. The Links and Lakes are wonderful courses (does not mean easy), but fun to play. Mr Jones is a bit sadistic in a good way..on the Lakes course every green seemed to be like a fortress, and once you got into the fortress, you still had a wild ride with the wild undulations. I absolutely loved my rounds here, and made even better by playing with some wonderful people. The executive course is beautiful and still tough. The greens on the executive were not in th best shape but do not let that detract from the enjoyment of playing such a course. This was a "WOW" golf experience.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Challenging but definitely worth playing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Played both the Lakes and Links course twice over a 3 day period. Both courses are challenging and different. The staff are great and very attentive. Food at the grille is good. A short two hour drive from Atlanta.

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Hoover, Alabama
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363 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Outstanding Golf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We enjoyed both courses this past weekend. The golf shop personnel, starters and cart personnel are very friendly and helpful. The course is very challenging for the average golfer, if you are a 100 shooter play at the white tees and hit them straight, accuracy is very important to keep your ball in play. We enjoyed the Lake Course a little more than the Links course, the Lake course was a bit more forgiving. We walked both days with a pull cart. Both courses are very interesting, and a beautiful layout. We had a lot of fun playing and look forward to giving it another go. Watch out for the sand traps, they are tough, one pot bunker even had a stair set in it.

Visited March 2014
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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516 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Grand National”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

By far one of the best golf courses on the RTJ Trail and one of best all around public courses in the state. I played the Links course and plan on the Lakes course next time I'm in town. The holes are challenging but some are forgiving. There is some target golf that comes into play in some situations and I found myself using irons over woods on a few tee boxes. Greens were in excellent condition for the time of year, winter.

Visited January 2014
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Opelika, Ala.
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Two outstanding Robert Trent Jones courses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Two of the best on the trail. Great layouts, great conditions, like all RTR courses. Excellent Par Three course and Driving Range. The terrain is rolling and beautiful . Lot's of water !!

Visited October 2013
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