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Glencoe, AL  35905-8840
United States
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http://www.rtjgolf.com/silverlakes/
Back Breaker Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,846 yards | 79 slope

38.6 rating | Bermuda grass

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Back Breaker Golf Course


The 9-hole "Back Breaker" course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes facility in Glencoe, Alabama features 3,846 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 38.6 and it has a slope rating of 79 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Back Breaker golf 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.

Backbreaker starts with a stern test of golf; your approach shot will give you a good idea of how the course got its name. It’s a par 4 that plays 360 yards from the White Tees although because it’s predominantly uphill it may play closer to 400 yards. A good drive will leave a mid to long iron into a very elevated green protected in front by a deep bunker. The hills behind the green may provide some relief for approaches hit too long.

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 Spikes Ok Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed April 09, 2013

Very difficult add 10 to 15 strokes to your score and take at least a dozen balls if your the average duffer.

Reviewed August 18, 2010

A BRUTE. plain and simple a tough, tough golf course. long. hilly. tiered greens. i've played about 80 tracks, and this is the king of difficulty. my buddy and i played the tips on a windless day. im a 3 handicap with alot of length and shot 85. yikes.

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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Freddie S. 20 42 22 05/24/08
2 Sanjay P. N/A 43 43 07/04/08
3 Joseph W. 10 54 44 04/25/09
4 Christopher J. N/A 48 48 12/06/08
5 Todd N. N/A 53 53 10/20/07
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About Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes, Back Breaker

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

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Course Staff

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

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