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1 Sunbelt Pkwy
Glencoe, AL  35905-8840
United States
P: (256) 892-3268
F: (256) 892-2297
http://www.rtjgolf.com/silverlakes/
Short Course

9 hole par-3 course

Public golf course

27 par | 1,946 yards

Bermuda grass

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Short Course Golf Course


The 9-hole "Short Course" at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes facility in Glencoe, Alabama features 1,946 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Short Course opened in 1993. SunBelt Golf Corporation manages this facility, with Jason Callan as the General Manager/Director of Golf.

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Reviewed December 20, 2021

As golf destinations go, Gadsden, AL is well down most golfers’ lists; if it weren’t for the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, it probably wouldn’t even be on the radar. And, if the truth be told, the RTJ Trail course at Silver Lakes is what keeps golfers coming back.

I am speaking about Silver Lakes, a 36-hole facility on the outskirts of town. Surrounded by the Appalachian foothills and Lee's Lake, Silver Lakes features the most unique and aptly named courses on The Trail: Heartbreaker, Backbreaker, Mindbreaker. All 36 greens (including the short course) boast Champion ultra-dwarf putting surfaces, arguably the best on The Trail. Another trait they share is that they are all elevated; some more so than others. Silver Lakes takes you on a journey through hardwood and pine forests, wetlands, and grasslands. You’ll encounter dramatic elevation changes all while enjoying the beauty of Northeastern Alabama’s wonderful landscape. There is one thing for sure: any of the four courses will challenge you both physically and mentally.

Many golfers use the Short Course as a warm-up before heading out to play the championship courses. When I hear the words “short course,” I immediately think of conditions that are inferior to what you will find on a full-length golf course. Not so on the Short Course at Silver Lakes. It’s a collection of 9 par 3 holes of championship course caliber. You’ll find some significant elevation changes, well-manicured bunkers, and undulating Champion ultra-dwarf putting surfaces. Eight of the nine holes require a carry over water, culminating on the 9th, which plays 184 yards from the Orange Tees, and is primarily all carry.

Silver Lakes doesn’t offer accommodations, but the nearby Holiday Inn Express is a great place for golfers. Not only do they offer freshly appointed rooms and a hot breakfast buffet, but they are also conveniently located to both Twin Bridges Golf Club (15 minutes) and Silver Lakes (20 minutes).

Holiday Inn Express goes the extra mile with the little things, like free coffee and tea and Wi-Fi connections in every room and common area. The rooms are spacious with either 1 king or two queen beds that are extremely comfortable 50" TVs, Keurig coffeemakers, and best of all, lots of outlets. The black-out shades are a nice touch and keep the room dark at night.


Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Good For Beginners Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Quick Pace Scenic Walkable Well Maintained

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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Freddie S. N/A 29 29 05/24/08
2 Brian M. N/A 50 50 06/21/09
3 Carolyn M. N/A 54 54 06/21/09
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Golf Course Information

About Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes, Short Course

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes

Golf Only facility

Managed by SunBelt Golf Corporation

65 tees driving range

27 regulation holes | 9 par 3 holes

Awards at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes, Short Course

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Course Staff

Jason Callan, General Manager/Director of Golf
Patrick Acker, Superintendent

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