Pelham Alabama Golf Courses

Oak Mountain State Park Golf Course

Featured Golf Course Review:
Oak Mountain State Park Golf Course -- Nice looking course
Review by: Lawrence The course is a beautiful state-run course and has been recently renovated. Our experience was not as good as we expected. My brother-in-law and I took only one set of clubs. We purchased two 9-hole rounds of golf (we had to twist the pro shop staff's collective arm to get them to let us pay for even nine holes) and the use of a cart. Got to the course and were allowed to use the cart. Went to the first tee and spoke to the course marshal all the way to the hole. Each member of the group playing in front of us each took TWO shots from the first tee. We each took ONE tee shot and proceeded to take our next shot. We were abruptly stopped by the coure marshal stating that the rules were that each player had to have a separate set of clubs. It is rather curious how we were allowed access to the cart with only one set of clubs and even spoke to the course marshal while getting our cart. He didn't say anything about the "rule violation" then, but apparently someone in the group behind us tipped him off. Not to mention that the group in front of us were allowed to each take a second tee shot in full view of the marshal. Got to play only one shot on the first hole, so our experience was kind of limited. We were allowed to get a full refund, which was as it should have been. I just wish that the rules had been completely detailed at the time of purchase and that the staff (especially at the pro-shop) had been a little more attentive and less discouraging.
From Birmingham, AL USA

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Mountain Brook Club -- Some good - some strange
Review by: Stirling Wadsworth This course is a mixed bag of good/very good holes mixed with a few holes that are simply strange. This is due to the designers having to work with some restrictions on available space for routing holes. For example, hole #2 is a fine, slightly dog-legged par 4 that requires two good shots to reach. The hole is followed up by a short, tight dogleg par 4 to a blind green. The Par 5 fifth hole is far from classic. Its extremely undulating fairway can reward a good drive with an awkward downhill lie that prevents the golfer from attempting a long approach. The eighth is once again a excellent long straight par 4 to a challenging green. A great hole. This is followed up by a bizarre Par 5 which should ideally be played with a 5 iron from the tee, an 8 iron around a steep hill and a Wedge approach!?! The back nine is almost totally flat and pasture-like with several straightaway, unremarkable par 4's. This leads to the dogleg right 16th that has an approach that is so steep that you can hardly see the top of the flagstick. Hit it and pray!! This course is in excellent condition with tremendous bent grass greens. Give it a try for a unique experience.
From East McKeesport, PA