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7900 Dickey Springs Rd
Bessemer, AL  35022-6378
United States
P: (205) 424-2368
F: (205) 428-9625
https://bentbrook.com/
Graveyard Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,596 yards

Bermuda grass

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Graveyard Golf Course


The 9-hole "Graveyard" course at the Bent Brook Golf Course facility in Bessemer, Alabama features 3,596 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Designed by Ward Nothrup, the Graveyard golf course opened in 2015. Mickey Smith manages the course as the Director of Golf.

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Reviewed January 12, 2020

Bent Brook Golf Club is a Birmingham area original and is unlike any other golf course in the area. Bent Brook offers golfers three unique nine-hole designs: The Brook, Graveyard and Windmill. Depending on the daily order of play, golfers can enjoy three separate 18-hole layouts that never play the same way twice and you’ll never get tired of playing. Each nine hole layout is unique in its own right and has helped Bent Brook rightfully earn its spot as one of the premier golf courses in central Alabama. Bent Brook opened in 1988 and in 2016 the Brook and Graveyards courses underwent a complete renovation. Windmill’s makeover is slated for 2019.

Bent Brook is meticulously maintained and features Tifway 419 Bermuda grass on the fairways, Zoysia grass on the collars and green surrounds and AU Victory bent grass on their greens. AU stands for Auburn University where the grass was developed. Bent Brook was one of the first courses in the world to use AU Victory Bent grass and the feedback from golf course Superintendent Johnny Perry is that it’s one of his favorites because it is so heat resistant, something most bent grass strains lack.

The Graveyard Nine gets its name from the small family cemetery adjacent to the 8th tee that has been on the property since the early 1900s and is well photographed. Graveyard finishes with a challenging par 4 that plays 407 yards from the back tees. Water guards the right side of the landing area and a stream crosses the fairway twice – once at about 170 yards that shouldn’t come into play, the other at around 270 which could! In addition to the water right, you’ll need to avoid the bunker left, making this a tough driving hole. Success off the tee will leave a long to mid-iron into a long, narrow green protected on either side by sand. Par is a good way to end the nine.

Bent Brook’s Golf Shop is the perfect place to find all kinds of logoed golf apparel and accessories with names like Puma, Titleist and Callaway. They also have a good selection of golf shoes and other accessories you’ll need for a successful round. The snack bar at Bent Brook may be small, but the food they putout is incredible. I highly recommend any of their burgers and sandwiches to go along with your favorite post-golf adult beverage.

As you’d expect with a course of this caliber, Bent Brook hosts a number of golf tournaments and outings during the year and provides an outstanding venue for tournaments, corporate events and personal gatherings. The experienced staff at Bent Brook will handle every aspect of your event making the experience easy on you and enjoyable for your guests. The incredible surroundings at Bent Brook, including their newly renovated course and clubhouse offer an impressive environment for tournament play and post-round socializing and celebration.

When it comes to learning or improving your golf game, Bent Brook offers several options. They are the home of the Hank Johnson School of Golf and a member of the Golf Channel Academy network of instructors. Hank and his team can put together a program that will meet your needs, whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned professional. In addition to the Hank Johnson School of Golf, Bent Brook offers golf instruction from top professionals in a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor facility. Class A PGA member and Director of Golf Mickey Smith is one of only 13 PGA-certified golf instructors in the state of Alabama and has more than 30 years of experience teaching groups and individuals of all ages and abilities, including players that have won on the NGA Hooters Tour and the PGA TOUR. PGA Apprentice Jef Alcorn has been teaching golf at Bent Brook since 2011 and has been the head golf professional since 2013. Jef turned pro in 1995 and from 1998 to 2001 played the NGA Hooters Tour. Jef offers individual classes as well as junior and women’s golf clinics. Between the two of them, they’ll help you find your game.


Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Quick Pace Well Maintained
Reviewed October 16, 2008

The most challenging of the 3 courses out there in my opinion. All three of the courses are challenging enough, but forgiving also because of how wide open the course is. The amazing thing to me is how great they keep this course looking despite the heavy traffic they get. There are rarely ball marks, or divots. This is a great course for the money. I was playing out there weekly last summer.

Reviewed December 27, 2007

Reviewed August 03, 2007

The Graveyard was beautiful and challenging! I loved the people there. It's cheaper and better than Timberline.
No gimickry like at the more expensive Ballantrae. Loved the GPS on the carts. A home run! See you guys again real soon.

Reviewed July 13, 2007

I played the Graveyard - Brook Course in early April.
very GOOD CONDITION and good greens. Staff is GREAT, friendly & helpful. I'm going back soon.

Reviewed June 20, 2007

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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Auston B. N/A 41 41 05/19/10
2 othni L. N/A 46 46 09/16/12
3 Carl W. N/A 50 50 05/27/12
4 Jason B. 26 93 67 05/16/11
5 Robb S. 20 94 74 12/22/07
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About Bent Brook, Graveyard

Bent Brook Golf Course

Community facility

35 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Mickey Smith, Director of Golf
Johnny Perry, Superintendent
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