The Judge at Capitol Hill
RTJ Golf Trail
While the PGA Tour stops at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club for the Quicken Loans National, we will be taking a look at another RTJ design. Located in Prattville, Alabama, 13 miles north of Montgomery is the RTJ Golf Trail; the largest golf course construction project ever attempted. The trail is made up of 11 sites across Alabama, all imagined by Robert Trent Jones. The trail features 468 Championship Holes, 26 golf courses, and some of the finest public golf courses in the world.
- The course was designed by famed architect Robert Trent Jones and was opened for play in 2000.
- Golf Magazine called the Judge course “one of the 10 public courses in America worthy of hosting the U.S. Open.”
- Zagat Survey of America’s Top Golf Courses ranked the Judge among the “Top 50 Courses in America.”
- The Judge plays alongside the glistening backwaters of the Alabama River and features “some of the best views in Alabama.”
- The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was developed by David George Bronner, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential people in the state of Alabama. It was Bronner’s idea to develop and invest in Alabama’s economic growth, through golf. Since the RTJ trail was developed, tourist revenue in Alabama has grown from $1.8 billion to $12 billion.