|Address:||990 Sunbelt Pkwy, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661, USA|
My first time playing The Trail. Our group played Schoolmaster and Fighting Joe the last week of October. We didnt expect great conditions this time of the year. Fairway grass was pretty long due to some rain the previous days, so tee shots had no roll. Adding the wind...it really played long. My impression .. some beautiful hole layouts. Some great views. Normally, I would have loved the challenge. However, the actual golfing experience was ruined by many extremely unfair pin placements. I was really shocked. It was like Sunday at the U.S. Open. Two of us are single handicappers back home, and we 3-putted 50% of the time. If this is normal SOP, then the pro shop really needs to hand out DETAILED pin sheets suggesting were to aim your approach shot, and showing slope and ridges You pay a lot of money to play these courses, so pin sheets is not a big ask! These pin placements were ridiculous!
Even if youre not good at golf, like me, a day or two on the RTJ Trail at the Shoals is a treat. Both courses, Fighting Joe and the Schoolmaster, provide a mix of challenging holes and beautiful sights in wooded serenity. Especially enjoyable are the nerve-fraying 18th holes on each course, which overlook the Tennessee River. Apart from the Marriott across the river, there arent any high-end hotel options in this neck of the woods, which may account for why the Shoals isnt more widely recognized as among the RTJs best venues.
I had my wedding at RTJ and they went above and beyond! We had some crazy ideas but they did everything they could to make them happen. Kristine Minor did an AMAZING job coordinating everything. It was a great night with an awesome view.
Without a doubt, RTJ trail courses are the best value of any daily fee course you can play. Challenging for any skill level, also the staff has been accommodating at all locations.
Do not follow Google maps the directions are not correct and will take you to the middle of downtown. They are by the river, call the golf shop to help you get there if necessary.
Good pretty course, private, so they charge more even if RTJ member or not. A little slower ply speed, older members, but very nice and distinguished gentlemens courses.
Just another great pair of courses on the RTJ Trail. Schoolmaster may be the most underrated course on the whole Trail. Conditions are always top notch. Great value.
Nicest public course within 100 miles and a top rated RTJ course committed to the others. It definitely is a great 36 holes.
Both courses are an awesome experience. Condition of courses was fantastic. Well worth it.
Wonder time with extremely nice people, VERY accommodating.
Fighting Joe is one of my top 5 all time favorite courses
A great clubhouse with a pro shop and restaurant.
Ideal location and fall weather near ideal
John I. Lillie
Great golf tracts, great shape
Fantastic setting and courses.
Great courses and staff.
See you in February ⛳️⛳️
Bring a lot of balls