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Hole in One Guide to Golfing Auburn-Opelika

By Brian Weis

East of Montgomery and hugging the Georgia border, Auburn-Opelika offers a variety of scenic golf courses for all levels of golfer. Named one of the best places to live by U.S. News, Auburn-Opelika was also ranked the #1 golf city in America by Golf Digest.
Courses in Auburn-Opelika include the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Grand National, the Auburn University Club, Moore's Mill Golf Course and more.


Robert Trent Jones at Grand National
When Robert Trent Jones gazed upon what would become Grand National, he said that it was the single greatest site for a golf complex he had ever seen. Grand National boasts two 18-hole championship courses and one short course, set on a picturesque 600 acres.

When the first championship course, Links, opened in 1993, Golf Digest named it the 2nd best new public course in America. Links, along with Lake, the second championship course at Grand National, were both listed in Golf Digest's 40 Super Value courses.
The Links course has a robust layout, with a strong finishing hole.
The Lake course is just as scenic, with its green island 15th hole widely considered to be one of the prettiest holes on the whole trail.
Finally, the short course at Grand National is gorgeous and more than half of the holes flirt with the lakeside.
The Grand National is also neighbor to The Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center, a RTJ Trail's Resort Collection hotel, an excellent lodging choice for those golfers looking for a full service hotel. Grand National also recently opened its National Village, a beautiful neighborhood on the grounds of Grand National that offers quick access to the resort and the links.

The Auburn University Club
Home to the Auburn Tigers golf team, the Auburn University Club facility is 7,326 yards from the tips. Its well-maintained layout with fast-running greens and narrow fairways make it quite challenging, but rewarding for the experienced golfer.

Moore's Mill Golf Course
The Moore's Mill Club Golf Course features an 18-hole, championship course stretching almost 7,000 yards throughout the rolling terrain and dense hardwoods native to Eastern Alabama. Designed by the Day-Blalock Design team, Moore's Mill offers just enough challenge for advanced golfers, while remaining player friendly for novice golfers.

Auburn-Opelika is centrally located between Atlanta, Birmingham and Montgomery, with golf packages available to suit every taste and budget. Visit the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau website to plan your trip today.

Revised: 04/05/2014 - Article Viewed 22,420 Times - View Golf Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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