Some homeowners choose to live near friends and family. Others choose to live near work. But some homeowners—who are very passionate about the game—choose to live near the golf course. From award-winning private golf at Saugahatchee Country Club to the Alabama-exclusive Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, there are many spectacular golf courses near Opelika, Alabama.
Whether you’re looking for a home club or just want to hit the links with friends, playing 18 holes in the crisp morning air at one of these Alabama golf courses will have you wondering why you didn’t make a tee time sooner—or how you can move closer to the tee box.
In this article:
- Saugahatchee Country Club
- Robert Trent Jones at Grand National
- Moore’s Mill Golf Club
- Auburn University Club
- Pines Crossing Golf Course
- New Homes Near Saugahatchee Country Club
Saugahatchee Country Club – Opelika
Saugahatchee Country Club is a premier private country club with an 18-hole golf course located just 10 minutes from Main Street Opelika and our community of new homes, The Woods. Open six days a week, this par 72 course was ranked one of the top five in Alabama by Golf Digest. The club offers regularly scheduled tournaments year-round and boasts an active instructional lesson program and junior program led by a PGA Golf Instructor.
Saugahatchee Country Club membership costs vary depending on the membership level, such as full golf, social only (access to all amenities except for golf), and dining only. Included in the full golf membership at Saugahatchee Country Club membership cost is access to their golf, tennis, swimming, dining, fitness center, and fishing amenities.
Robert Trent Jones at Grand National – Opelika
Robert Trent Jones at Grand National is one of the most popular golf courses in Opelika, Alabama. Voted one of the best public golf facilities in America by Golf World readers, it features 54 holes, with 32 of them along the shores of 600-acre Lake Saugahatachee. In total, there are three courses at Grand National: Lake (12 holes), Links (18 holes), and Short Course (18 holes).
Throughout the year, Grand National hosts major tournaments and has hosted the NCAA D1 Men’s and Women’s National Championships, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour, and Korn Ferry Tour.
Moore’s Mill Golf Club – Auburn
What some golf fans describe as “one of Auburn’s best-kept secrets,” Moore’s Mill Golf Club is a private 18-hole course with incredibly maintained grounds situated among forested woods and rolling hills. The Club has an extremely active social calendar with family-friendly amenities such as swim, tennis, fitness, dining, a special events venue, and even lodging. Though Moore’s Mill Golf Club is not one of the golf courses in Opelika, Alabama, it is only 15 minutes from Downtown Opelika.
The Auburn University Club – Auburn
Football isn’t the only sport to enjoy in the Auburn-Opelika area. As the official course of the Auburn University golf teams, you’ll be in championship company at the Auburn University Club. The 18-hole private golf course surrounds Yarbrough Lake and is partly bordered by Saugahatchee Creek. A renovation in 2022 revamped the greens, tee boxes, and bunkers, making it a welcoming experience for golfers of all levels.
Pines Crossing Golf Course – Auburn
If you’re a beginner golfer who wants to avoid Saugahatchee Country Club membership costs, Pines Crossing Golf Course (formerly known as Indian Pines) is open to the public. The 18-hole, par 70 course is open seven days a week and offers private lessons for those who want to improve their handicap. While most golf courses in Opelika, Alabama, are private, you can enjoy the flexibility of public golf at Pines Crossing Golf Course.
New Homes Near Saugahatchee Country Club
If you love golf so much you want to live near the course, we don’t blame you. Luckily, you can find new construction single-family homes a short drive away from golf courses in Opelika, Alabama, at The Woods by Brock Built.
Only about 10 minutes away from Saugahatchee Country Club, The Woods features one and two-story floorplans with spacious living areas on large lots. Personalize your home with LVP flooring, granite countertops, and lush carpeting in the bedrooms. Relaxing primary bedrooms feature luxurious spa bathrooms and walk-in closets.
Just ½ mile from Main Street Opelika, a future pathway will connect you to local restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and farmers markets. Nearby Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center has all the recreation you’ll need off the golf course, such as a weight room, indoor and outdoor track, pickleball facility, and racquetball.
To find the hole-in-one home of your dreams, contact our team at The Woods today!