R.T. Jones Golf Trail @ Silver Lakes (Heartbreaker)

Originally Published: May 7, 2004
Golf Digest

The 229-yard eighth is a demanding test over water and sand.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Need To Know
R.T. Jones Golf Trail @ Silver Lakes (Heartbreaker)
1 Sunbelt Parkway
Glencoe, AL 35903

Golf Digest ranked Alabama as one of the "Top 10 States" in its Best Places to Play book, which can largely be attributed to the quality of the Robert Trent Jones layout (such as the Heartbreaker course), one of three championship nines at Silver Lakes, generally regarded as the toughest test on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

The Heartbreaker nine is dubbed by many as the most challenging nine on the Trail. It's easy to see why by looking at the scorecard. The nine measures a whopping 3,828 yards and has a slope rating of 79. Multiply that by two and that's 7,656 yards and a slope of 158, which makes the Short Course here seem appealing.