On Tour with J&B, Week 3, 2017

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All the club houses look the same!

This week we drove from Montgomery, Alabama to Lake City, Florida — only 308 miles. We spent seven nights in Alabama . . . “Why?” you ask . . . the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the reason. This week was about golf, golf, golf.

RV Parks:

Montgomery: The Woods RV, very nice, open, large pull thru’s, close to downtown. A nice surprise.

Auburn: Eagle Landing RV, close to Auburn University and town, small park but nice site.

Dothan: Cherry Blossom RV, very friendly, nice long, wide space, but right on a busy street.

Lake City: Casey Jones’ RV, eclectic group of RVers here, but we got a long, wide, grassy site

Montgomery, AL — Played at our second stop on the RTJ Trail — Capitol Hill, the premium “Judge” course. Wow, it was beautiful. Again, wonderful hospitality, beautiful clubhouse and grounds. Actually, the beautiful clubhouse was identical to the clubhouse in Mobile. And, by the way, same lunch menu. But the course was outstanding. There are three full courses at Capitol Hill, and although there are housing tracks as you drive in, there are no houses on the courses. You are really out there in the beauty of the Alabama countryside and the Judge is along the Alabama River.

Auburn, AL — The third stop on the RTJ Trail was Grand National — perhaps the best of all 11 locations on the trail (there are 26 courses at 11 the sites). Well, at least it was the best of the three we’ve seen so far. We played the Lake course, with more than half the holes on the Sougahatchee Lake, a picturesque, 600-acre lake. This course will be played on the PGA Tour, the Barbisol Open, in July. We look forward to watching the pros play this course.

Oh dear!

Dothan, AL — Our fourth and final course on the RTJ Trail. Unfortunately it was our least favorite. It was pretty, but very hilly and the greens were tricky. (Randy, I think that www.lostgolfballs.com was happy with our play today.) We were thinking about asking the kids to send money, but now I think they should send golf balls.

Well, who would of thought we would visit Alabama, let alone for seven nights. The RTJ Trail was well worth the visit, and we hope to come back and play again.