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Ballantrae Golf Club 1300 Ballantrae Club Dr, Pelham, AL 35124 ballantraegolf.com, 205-620-4653 Because not everybody can travel to Scotland to play golf, now there is Ballantrae. NO. OF HOLES: 18, PAR: 72, YARDAGE: 7,310 RATING/SLOPE: 74.5/130, PRACTICE RANGE: yes

Bent Brook Golf Course 7900 Dickey Springs Rd, Bessemer, AL 35022 bentbrook.com, 205-424-2368 Once a dairy farm, this beautiful course is located approximately 15-20 miles from downtown Birmingham. On-site restaurant. All major credit cards accepted. NO. OF HOLES: 27, PAR: 36-36-35, YARDAGE: 6,000-7,000, RATING/SLOPE: 69.6/117, 70.2/121, 69.2/116, PRACTICE RANGE: yes

Cumberland Lake Golf & Country Club 2150 Cumberland Lake Dr, Pinson, AL 35126 cumberlandlakegolf.com, 205-680-4653 This is a scenic course with lake and mountain views. It receives high marks for course variety. NO. OF HOLES: 18, PAR: 72, YARDAGE: 6,655/6,422 RATING/SLOPE: 70.7/126, 69.1/123, 70.7/117 PRACTICE RANGE: yes

Don A. Hawkins/Roebuck Municipal Golf Course 8920 Roebuck Blvd, Roebuck, AL 35206 205-836-7318 This city park course, located only 10 miles from downtown Birmingham, is not only a challenging course, but also one of the city s best bargains. No credit cards accepted. NO. OF HOLES: 18, PAR: 71,YARDAGE: 6,509, RATING/SLOPE: 68.5/137, PRACTICE RANGE: no

Eagle Point Golf Club 4500 Eagle Point Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242 205-991-9070, eaglepointgolfclub.com This course, created by architect Earl Stone, is located 15 miles from downtown Birmingham. Tee times can be made fi ve days in advance. NO. OF HOLES: 18, PAR: 71, YARDAGE: 6,493, RATING/SLOPE: 70.1/119, PRACTICE RANGE: yes

FarmLinks Golf Club 2200 FarmLinks Blvd, Sylacauga, AL 35150 205-208-7640, pursellfarms.com FarmLinks is the world s fi rst research and demonstration course. The Hurdzan-Fry design off ers a diverse layout with dramatic elevation changes and striking views of the mountains