Marion Alabama Golf Courses

Marion Military Institute Golf Course

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Marion Military Institute Golf Course -- New Golfer approves
Review by: Harry William Reineke IV I am a very new golfer, I've only been at it for 4 weeks, but I attend Marion Military Institute, and this is a very nice course. THe superintendant is our coach, and he teaches us a lot about how each hole slopes and turns, which is nice, because he is a certified AAA instructor, and he knows our course better than anyone. ALl in all, its a very nice course, and presents a challenge to many golfers. The fairwats are seperated by trees, but dont let that fool you, you can still accidentally hit into another one. When you come off the first green, the second tee is behind the green, and the fiarway is perpendicular to #1, not parallel, thats #6. Its a common mistake, but you get used to it. The greens tend to slope all over the place, but they are nice and fast most days. All in all, nine very nice holes with raised tees and greens on a few holes. Highly recommended by me.
From New Orleans, LA

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Country Club of Tuscaloosa -- A tough old gem
Review by: John Bretz I played this course for the first time in September 2005. Designed in 1920, it has the classic design elements of the time which include small greens with steep slopes. This is a short course but has plenty of challenge. Several fairly tight tree-lined fairways require a straight tee shot. I agree with the other posters that #13 is a very tight, demanding par 5 but frankly #9 is one of the most difficult par 3's I have played in 40 years. A 200 yard, downhill hole with a deep swale/gully in the front. The proper tee shot MUST carry to the center of the green or roll down off the front. CCT has three very good par 3's and two short par 5's that are tempting. The club suffers from an old downtown location and the metro area has long since grown over to the other side of the river where upscale private and public courses are excellent. But I would like to meet the Superintendent at CCT because these bermuda greens were absolutely flawless and beautiful I might add. Firm, without a ballmark and beautifully cut around the edges. This is a classic example of a course with a tight budget that does absolutely everything with its resources. I had a great time and hope this overlooked course - with its 85 year old heritage, stays around....
From Birmingham, AL