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8920 Roebuck Blvd
Birmingham, AL  35206-1524
United States
P: (205) 836-7318
Roebuck Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,509 yards | 113 slope

68.0 rating

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Roebuck Golf Course

The 18-hole "Roebuck" course at the Roebuck Hawkins Golf Course facility in Birmingham, Alabama features 6,509 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.0 and it has a slope rating of 113. Roebuck golf course opened in 1910. Clark Medley manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed November 02, 2020

Roebuck Hawkins golf course is a good example of a classic muni golf course (and is still stuck back in time.) Don’t let that put you off playing this little gem of a course.

You’ll enjoy plenty of things about this course. One of the best is the amazing pace of play. It’s actually possible to finish a round of 18 in under 3 hours (which is hard to find.) With that being said, it’s a popular course and it can get crowded on the weekend. The price is also excellent for what you get - it’s $30 for a round of 18-holes with a cart or $20 for 18 holes walking.

This course isn’t overly challenging, but it’s still fun to play. Watch out for the tight fairways and large. trees! There are 3 tee boxes and the course is on the longer side at 6,509 yards. With that being said, the pace of play is still solid and you aren’t likely to get completely stuck on any of these holes. There’s also a nice creek running through the course.

Here’s a few things that you’ll want to keep your eyes open for. Hole #10 is a completely blind shot over a bunch of trees (make sure to aim straight.) Hole #11 is a blind shot that doglegs right and hole #12 is a blind shot that doglegs left. The fairways are straight for the most part, and you’ll often be hitting directly over trees.

The course offers just the basics for amenities, but you can get a 6-pack of beer with ice and a cooler provided by the course. You also don’t need a tee time and can just show up and play (otherwise it’s a short wait.) This course is definitely walkable, and it offers a good pace of play and good value. It’s not in the best neighborhood, so you won’t want to linger around after dark. Roebuck offers a classic, laid back golf experience. It’s worth a regular visit in your golf schedule.

Beverages Available Friendly Staff Good For Beginners Great Deal Quick Pace Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed May 13, 2012

I love this course. It is such a great value and very well maintained. I play there a couple of times a month with my dad and brother and always have a great time. It's an easy course to walk and you can get in a round pretty fast here; just not on the weekend, because apparently everyone has realized that it's a great course for a great value. Go during the week. Try it won't be disapointed.

Reviewed October 30, 2011

Reviewed July 06, 2009

This is a great golf course!Good for every golfer it,s greens are in wonderful condition.The fairways are nice they roll good it,s cheap snd definately worth the money.

Reviewed April 02, 2009

For the Birmingham area you can't beat the price. There were lots of walkers when I was there but the staff and all the other golfers there were really nice. Will play there again.

Reviewed February 21, 2009

I've lived in Birmingham for a year since moving from California and I have played this course several times now. First off I'll say the greens are horrible. Go ahead and whine local guys but it ain't changing a thing... The greens suck. They are as slow as any I've ever played and they are bumpy too. You do not stroke the ball on these greens, you hit the ball. It is not that the grass on the greens is in bad shape, in fact it is reasonably healthy. The problem is that they don't mow them low enough. Personally I like to see my opponents putt the ball off the green, then be so terrified coming back that they leave it ten feet short. To me, putting is supposed to require skill. If it doesn't bother you it's because you don't know any better which is my point. It takes the advantage away from the better player as no touch is required. If you are a low handicap golfer you will be disappointed, I'll guarantee it. As for the rest of the course it is fairly decent. During the summer the fairways are very nice. The ball sits up well and outside of the occasional divot you almost always have a great lie. During the winter it's a different story. The lies are very tight. In fact there will be several shots you will be hitting from the dirt. You'll also be very limited as to the variety of shots available around the greens. Most shots will be bump & runs as you will rarely have grass under the ball. Forget flopping the ball because it ain't going to happen. The positive is you can putt from 20-30 feet off the green with the grass being non existent. Overall for the price it is a good deal. I've met some great guys and they have some decent money games around. For 30 bucks you will basically get what you paid for. 18 holes at a public, municipal style golf course. There is also a wide, concrete drainage ditch that runs through the course and can come into play on several holes. You have to hit a terrible shot to end up in it but it happens as guys are fishing balls out all day long. Rumor has it they are going to redo the greens later this year. If that happens it will definitely be a much better course. If you're in the area give it a shot, par is a good score here.

Reviewed August 25, 2008

I live close by and play here 4-6 times a month. This is truly the best play for the money. Anthony Cardwell does a very good job running the show. You can expect to find some "rough" areas, but for the most part is very well maintained. Long par 3's and tough' fast greens (especially number 18) makes for a terrific round of golf. The only major improvement needed is more organization at the number 1 tee box. fivesomes are just plain agravating and have no place at a golf course. Keep up the good work Roebuck!

Reviewed May 18, 2008

The course is nice. Not the greatest in the world but is alot of fun and well worth the price compared to what you would usually pay. The course is challenging and well kept. There is no real standout holes but this course is just all around fun. If you want to play a nice course for an even nicer price, this course is well worth your time.

Reviewed May 09, 2008

very playable in the last 2 years - new management has really redressed the course, not a complete redesign, just a massive improvement over what was there previously - now there are Fairways, there is rough, there is a "fringe" to the greens. Typical early 20th century layout - smallish greens, small traps. greens undulating and hard to hold, but not fast. They are re-doing the 8th green and afterward, the 8th will probably be the nicest hole on the course. For $30.00 it's almost impossible to beat.

Reviewed May 02, 2008

You are either going to love it or hate it. If you want to play some good golf on a good course and have some fun with your friends, this is the place to do it. The course is challenging enough and does reward good tee shots. But even if you don't hit the fairway every time, you can still do well. This is not a course for the golfer that only wants picturesque scenes and pristine conditions, however the course conditions get better and better every week thanks to Anthony. I think you get more than your money's worth. I can't comment on the food, but you can buy some brews at the pro shop, and they'll usually furnish you an ice chest.

Reviewed February 27, 2008

Good Course for $30 in Birmingham.

Reviewed October 17, 2007

Reviewed September 12, 2007

Greens fees (just like gas and everything else) has risen here. The fairways a good if they remember to cut them the day you play. Greens are usually pretty good. GREAT VALUE! If the go up another few bucks things had better get even better.

Reviewed July 05, 2007

Nice course for the price

Great course for a cheap price. Not the nicest course I have ever played but for the money it was great.

Reviewed June 28, 2007

Reviewed June 06, 2007

Good Cheap Golf

This course is a great value, the twilight rate to walk 18 holes is $11. That's right Eleven Dollars to walk 18 holes. I'm relatively new to Birmingham so I just recently learned of this course. Subsequently, I've played there 4 times in the last month. The fairways are in good shape and the greens are smooth. The course has some elevation change but it is simple to walk. The scenery may not be great but the value can't be beat. Between Roebuck and Oak Mountain State Park ($15 to walk 18 on a weekday), I've got a lot of inexpensive golf to play.

Reviewed March 31, 2007

good job

I have played this course for 25 years it was not in good shape for 23 years. Now new management has took over it is great fairway plush green mighty fine you cant beat it for 28 dollars.007 must have a set of Andy Bean classis's this is heaven.

Reviewed March 09, 2007

Not All That Bad

This course has made vast improvments to its course. Very tough course for beginners. The greens has many slopes which gets me excited for my short game. Did manage to find myself in about all the sand traps. After 9 we decided to grab a bite to eat, mistake, 1 little old lady cooking all alone, 1 hotdog and a coke later took 45 minutes. Overall good value.

Reviewed October 25, 2006

great course

007 Either dosen't know his ahole from the green hole or can afford those $225.00 green fee courses. Personally I feel you get great a course at a great price. The greens are a 7 out of 10 on the ones I've played. The fairways are not chewed up and the holes are challenging. There are no babbling brooks or waterfalls, but there is hard golf to be played. If you play golf to challenge yourself and friends and not to nature walk, Roebuck is a great place to play. If I wanted a freaking nature walk the Botanical Gardens are a 20 min drive. 007 Beat your face.

p.s. if you could play you wouldn't know how bad a rough was... and there is also a guy there that will sell you recycled balls 50/$5

Reviewed July 31, 2006

play here if you like throwing your money in the trash !

the course was the worst i've play yet.the ruff is like the grass in a abandon lot , the greens looked like my 4 year old cut them.well,the service was ok i guess.


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Eric O. 19 40 21 01/20/08
2 Arthur H. 20 48 28 05/30/08
4 Joey T. 13 79 66 09/14/08
5 Dwayne B. 28 96 68 11/25/07
6 paul D. 17 86 69 02/11/08
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About Roebuck Hawkins

Roebuck Hawkins Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Clark Medley, General Manager
Jeff Tructs, Superintendent

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