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The Shoals - Fighting Joe (RTJGT)
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The Shoals - Fighting Joe (RTJGT)

990 SunBelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals,Alabama,35661
Type: Public
No. Holes: 36
(256) 446-5111
Detailed description

The Shoals golf facility is one of the Robert Trent Jones Trail facilities. The Shoals has 2 18-hole golf courses, Fighting Joe and The Schoolmaster. The courses are located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

The Fighting Joe course was named after General Wheeler who held Flag Rank in both the Confederate Army and later in the U.S. Army.

Fighting Joe was the first Trail course over 8,000 yards, measuring in at 8,092 yards from the Black tees. This is a links style course. There is a debate over whether the 17th hole or the 18th hole is the signature hole on the course. Most claim it to be the 17th, but the 18th green overlooking Wilson Lake on the Tennessee River is both beautiful and treacherous. You be the judge.

The Schoolmaster (named for President Woodrow Wilson who was responsible for getting Wilson Dam built on the Tennessee River and who was known as "The Schoolmaster of Politics"), may be more difficult than Fighting Joe. This tree lined course is traditional golf with every hole keeping with the natural topography along the Tennessee River. It's wooded, rolling, and spectacular.

Like Fighting Joe, The Schoolmaster is a long course if you desire. From the black tees, it plays to 7,971 yards. Both courses are par-72. Both courses have 5 sets of tee boxes to accommodate players of all skill levels. The forward tees on Fighting Joe play to 4,978 yards, and on The Schoolmaster, the forward tees are set at 5,249 yards.