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

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,579 yards | 76 slope

37.5 rating | Bermuda grass

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Mind Breaker Golf Course


The 9-hole "Mind Breaker" course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes facility in Glencoe, Alabama features 3,579 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 37.5 and it has a slope rating of 76 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Mind 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.

Each course is special in its own right with memorable holes. Number 8 on Mindbreaker is an interesting par 4 that plays 358 yards from the White Tees. The fairway slopes to the right with a creek at the bottom so your best tee shot is something controllable down the left side. Anything right of the middle of the fairway stands a good chance of trundling down to the water. A good drive will leave a short iron into a triangular-shaped green with a pot bunker left and a large, deep bunker on the right. The green slopes severely from back to front. Did I mention you’ll need to carry your approach shot over the creek?

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 Sanjay P. 4 46 42 07/04/08
2 Todd N. N/A 47 47 10/20/07
3 Joseph W. N/A 50 50 04/25/09
4 Donald M. 11 77 66 08/10/08
5 Allen P. 6 82 76 04/05/08
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About Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes, Mind 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

Awards at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Silver Lakes, Mind Breaker

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Course Staff

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

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