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990 Sunbelt Pkwy
Muscle Shoals, AL  35661-4672
United States
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Fighting Joe Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 8,092 yards | 138 slope

78.7 rating | Bermuda grass

Recommend this course: +1 -1

Fighting Joe Golf Course Description

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.

Course Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ed C. 25 91 66 03/21/12
2 Steven F. 14 82 68 06/24/13
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
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
6 Bill F. 21 94 73 04/29/16
18 Austin H. 6 80 76 08/06/13
16 Evan F. 6 81 75 08/06/13
19 Steven F. 14 90 76 07/20/13
2 Steven F. 14 82 68 06/24/13

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

75 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.

Course Staff

Will Fisher, Director of Golf
Tim Cole, Head Golf Professional
Doug Tinkham, Superintendent

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