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23015 Founders Cir
Athens, AL  35613-8129
United States
P: (256) 232-2412
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Canebrake Course

18 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

72 par | 7,110 yards | 136 slope

73.8 rating

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Canebrake Golf Course

The 18-hole "Canebrake" course at the Canebrake Club facility in Athens, Alabama features 7,110 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.8 and it has a slope rating of 136. Designed by Ron Garl, the Canebrake golf course opened in 2000. Micky Wolfe, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional.


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Beverages Available (1) Food Available (1) Friendly Staff (1) Pro Shop (1) Putting Green (1) Scenic (1) Walkable (1) Well Maintained (1)

Reviewed September 23, 2020

The course is in absolutely the best shape of any course in North Alabama. They do have tournaments scheduled often, so check in advance for tee times.

Beverages Available Food Available Friendly Staff Pro Shop Putting Green Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed July 24, 2011

I'm not certain what type of drugs the previous bad reviewers were taken while playing the course or it is a competitor trying to get people not to play the course, but I felt Canebrake Club Golf course was one of the best in North Alabama. It is a stunning course with a great layout and with plenty of challenges. The golf staff were helpful and the food was fantastic. Sunday buffet was outstanding. The course was in great shape and the greens were top notch. Loved the course and the people.

Reviewed December 23, 2010

The instant you drive through the front gates you realize you've arrived somewhere very unique and special. In my opinion, Canebrake is far and away the PREMIER golf club in North Alabama...the sprawling layout is both beautiful and challenging. From the outstanding hospitality in the clubhouse to the superb practice has a world class feel before you hit the first tee. The golf course itself is in superb condition, tee to green, and one of the most naturally stunning tracks of land in the region. Designer Ron Garl did an great job of routing the holes while leaving the properties natural topography in place. I think most will find Canebrake an absolute pleasure to play...and overall just a wonderful atmosphere. The club is also under new management, and they have made it their sole goal to establish the ultimate Golf Club experience for Canebrake's membership and guests...they leave no doubt as to why so many North Alabama residents have chosen to "live.Play.Belong".

Reviewed January 20, 2010

What a rip off!!!!!! After the round me and my buddy just felt ripped off.Course is in "terrible" shape, layout is good if they would do something with the course like take care of your greens and fix your sandtraps and get a marshall out there so the idiots that live here will not think they own the place.

Reviewed January 17, 2010

Its just sad how bad this place has got.

Reviewed January 06, 2010

Dont waste time or money.

Reviewed January 04, 2010

Me and a couple of my buddys were in athens area and stopped by to give this course a try. After reading the reviews I thought this course couldnt be that bad so we tried it I cant beleive I wasted $85 dollars on this place.The course is garbage and not worth $85 dollars. The people that play here are just wanna be richie rich type people that are so above and beyond everybody and its funny I live in the Ledges and we have bigger houses and alot more money than the people that live here.The smallest house in my community is bigger than the biggest house at canebrake.Our membership at the ledges is $25,000 to canebrakes $5,000. Point is these people want to be somebody they are not and are just scums ,we treat people with respect at the ledges and anybody that plays the game of golf should always be a gentleman no matter what course u are on. Dont waste time or money at this course. You will have a better time at the driving range

Reviewed December 23, 2009

Me and my son were in the area visiting so we stopped by to play, what a waste of money. We payed $160.00 for both us to play and we felt we got ripped off big time. Course is in poor shape sandtraps more like mud traps greens I mean browns it was just terrible.Me and my son were stuck behind a 5 some and they would not let us past for nothing then when we came to 10 luckily one of the jerks went in to the pro shop luckily then we got to play on then we came up on another 5 some and they did the samething and would not let us play through. I must say the staff is friendly but the people that play here and live here are some of the most unfriendly people you will ever meet. Its funny because other people I know that have played this course have all told me the samething about the people here. I will never play this course again it was no fun at all even my 12 year old told me this is the worse course he has ever been to.

Reviewed December 22, 2009

Played this course yesterday for the first time in a year course is in horrible shape the greens are brown the sandtraps look like ponds and have no sand just mud in them. staff is still very friendly only good thing about the course. They charge $75 when this course is only a $40 course at most. The people that live out there and play there are some of the most snobby people you will ever meet. I would not recommend this course to anybody if your in the area I would recommend The Shoals its alot better than this place. The people at canebrake that live there and play there think this is upscale place when this is far from it.

Reviewed August 21, 2008

The course layout is ok, nothing to write home about. One of the top courses in the Athens area.

Reviewed September 13, 2007

Without doubt, the best public couse in North Alabama, and better than 95% of the private courses. The only comparison is The Shoals (Robert Trent Jones).


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Rosie W. N/A 81 66 07/06/15
2 Kevin L. 15 82 67 10/16/10
3 Ronald K. 20 89 69 08/21/10
4 Jon N. 3 75 72 09/01/07
5 Jerry D. 10 83 73 04/06/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Rosie W. 4 87 75 07/11/16
9 Rosemarie W. 4 87 82 07/11/16
1 Rosie W. N/A 81 66 07/06/15

Golf Course Information

About Canebrake Club

Canebrake Club

Community facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Canebrake Club

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Canebrake Club

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Course Staff

Micky Wolfe, PGA, Golf Professional
Ben Waide, Superintendent

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