The Shoal Creek Club


In the Alabama woods surrounding the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, lies the championship level golf course called the Shoal Creek Club.

Founded by Hal Thompson whom, according to legend, was asked to build his dream golf course by his wife who was tired of hearing him talk about it all the time. In 1975, he hired legendary player Jack Nicklaus to design it. This was a risk on Thompson part as Jack Nicklaus was 35 at the time and had yet to design a course on his own. Hal Thompson did not just want any course, he wanted a superior one. Thompson’ s gambit paid off and Shoal Creek Club opened in 1977 and the result was an eighteen hole, par 72 course that has boasted multiple championship tournaments, including two PGA Championships.

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For those who think it takes too long to play a round of golf, well not to worry, Shoal Creek prefers a faster pace of play in spite of the contemplative surroundings. A little over four hours should be all the time one needs to enjoy the fullness of Jack Nicklaus’ course. That leaves guests plenty of time to enjoy the hospitality of the clubhouse. Constructed in classic Williamsburg Style and modeled after the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg Virginia, the clubhouse offer’s many amenities such as a pro shop, a complimentary locker for guests, and four guest cottages. There are 26 rooms and 37 beds at Shoal Creek.

There is also plenty do when you’re finished with your round: go swimming in the pool, go fishing in one of the lakes or try the par-3 course, Little Links.

So, if your in the mood for some southern hospitality and a round of that crazy game, Shoal Creek will be waiting.

Hole 18

*100 New Williamsburg Drive

Shoal Creek, AL,


100 New Williamsburg Drive

Shoal Creek, AL,