Making History The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail not only made history as the largest golf course construction project, it continues to make the spotlight through hosting professional competitions. In 2011, sixteen-year-old Lexi Thompson made golf history when she sank her final putt on the 18th green at RTJ Capitol Hill to become the youngest LPGA winner at that time. The next morning, golfers from throughout the region were able to play the same Senator Course on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. While everyone certainly will not hit shots as far as Lexi or putt as well as Stacy Lewis, all are welcome to play the same tournament courses.
In 2016, the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic and the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship will be played on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Kris Tamulis will defend her title May 5 – 8 at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville at RTJ Capitol Hill. The PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship will be held July 14 – 17 at RTJ Grand National in Auburn/Opelika. Both tournaments will be televised globally on Golf Channel. However, you can come experience these in person and stay to play the courses.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail opened in 1992, the realization of a grand plan by Dr. David G. Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, to diversify the assets of the state’s pension fund and help the state’s economy. Bronner selected Robert Trent Jones Sr., the famed golf course architect, and his company to design the series of courses. “When the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail opened nearly 25 years ago, we wanted to make Alabama a golf destination,” said Dr. Bronner. “Over the years we have had more than 11 million rounds of golf and look forward to welcoming the LPGA, PGA TOUR and golfers from New England to the Trail.”
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