Flyover Yardage Map Reviews Directions
990 Sunbelt Pkwy
Muscle Shoals, AL  35661-4672
United States
Toll Free: (800) 949-4444
F: (256) 446-5222
Fighting Joe Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 8,092 yards | 138 slope

78.7 rating | Bermuda grass

Suggest Edit

Fighting Joe Golf Course

The 18-hole "Fighting Joe" course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At The Shoals facility in Muscle Shoals, Alabama features 8,092 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 78.7 and it has a slope rating of 138 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Fighting Joe golf course opened in 2004. SunBelt Golf Corporation manages this facility, with Will Fisher as the Director of Golf.


Rate this course:

Reviewed September 10, 2011

Not exaggerating- probably the best value in golf I have ever played....the $39/$44 rate is almost like stealing golf. This course is top notch in every way, from the tee boxes to the fairways to the bent greens. Every hole is unique, just an A+ layout. Do yourself a favor and go here if you haven't already.

Reviewed April 17, 2011

Fighting Joe seemed to be the more popular course at the facility this day. I found it to be entertaining although not as scenic as Schoolmaster. One of the guys in the foursome liked the Joe better than Schoolmaster so it just depends on whether you like more traditional or more links style courses.

Reviewed October 07, 2010

Had a 9:10 a.m. tee time on Oct. 1, 2010. After the first hole, we had to wait for every shot - didn't finish until nearly 2:30 p.m. Aside from the extremely slow round, everything was top notch.

Reviewed July 15, 2010

The Shoals is the best of the RTJ facilities I have played. I preferred the Schoolmaster Course to the Fighting Joe Course but only because I prefer the traditional layout to a links layout. An absolute bargain during the summer months!

Reviewed March 29, 2010

Reviewed August 20, 2009

Beautiful course, I wish they would have used the Tennessee River into the scenery more other than the last hole. Friendly and knowledgable staff, nice clubhouse and the food is great.

Reviewed August 02, 2009

Fighting Joe is a very good course. It's beautiful, well-kept, and very playable. Im a 3 handicap, drive 280 on average, and played the 7,126 yard tees... and it was pretty difficult. The course is so out in the open that the slightest breeze can turn into a 2-club wind in an instant. THE SHOALS, with JOE and the SCHOOLMASTER is worth the trip.

Reviewed April 09, 2009

Great links course lots of challenges but fair. My wife likes the course also. I live 5 hrs from it and it's worth the trip a couple of times a year.

Reviewed June 10, 2008

Reviewed October 08, 2007

Reviewed September 19, 2007

BY FAR the toughest course I have ever played from the tips, mainly because I had long to mid irons into par 4's . Great course for the price..... Oh yea, the 712 yard par 5, will test you

Reviewed August 09, 2006


Add Photo of this Course

Drop Photo here or click to upload


  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Steven F. 17 81 63 09/05/20
2 Ed C. 25 91 66 03/21/12
3 James N. 10 81 71 07/30/10
4 Jake S. 17 88 71 10/17/07
5 Jeremy M. 8 79 71 08/24/07
See All
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Steven F. 17 81 63 09/05/20
1 Steven F. 17 91 73 06/20/20
6 Bofest L. N/A 84 84 09/12/19
6 Bofest L. 11 84 72 09/05/19
6 Bofest L. N/A 84 84 09/04/19

Golf Course Information

About Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At The Shoals, Fighting Joe

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At The Shoals

Resort facility

Managed by SunBelt Golf Corporation

40 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

Tournaments of Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At The Shoals, Fighting Joe

No local tournaments listed for this course. Add a tournament here.

Course Staff

Will Fisher, Director of Golf
Doug Tinkham, Superintendent

Nearby Courses

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At The Shoals
Reviews (7)
Public, 18 holes
7971 yards, par 72
0.0 miles from center of Muscle Shoals
Cypress Lakes
Cypress Lakes Golf & Tennis
Reviews (4)
Municipal, 18 holes
6562 yards, par 71
8.9 miles from center of Muscle Shoals

Nearby Cities with Courses

Florence, AL Golf Courses
Killen, AL Golf Courses
Rogersville, AL Golf Courses
Sheffield, AL Golf Courses
Tuscumbia, AL Golf Courses


Best Alabama Golf Courses
Best Golf Courses in North America