The Robert T. Jones Golf Trail:  The Judge

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459

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617

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675

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711

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36

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36

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The Judge CourseThis is the newest of a three course complex outside of Montgomery, Alabama and the complex is a link in a chain of courses called the Robert T. Jones Golf Trail.  The Trail was conceived as a tourist draw for Alabama and all the courses were designed by the late Robert T. Jones.  This complex called Capitol Hill consists of The Senator, a links style course; The Legislator, more wooded and similar to courses in North Carolina; and the present Judge course, which is routed along and around the Alabama River.  The Senator course recently hosted the 2001 Buy.com Tour Championship and the winning score was the highest in the history of the Tour Championship.  That course is long and difficult, but The Judge, at 7794 from the tips, is even longer with many distant forced carries, some over water.  Indeed, only the scratch players would even consider playing from the championship tees.  Three of the short holes play over water and some would consider the 16th unfair.  That one-shotter calls for a 250 yard carry over water to a shallow green.  The tee shot on the first hole drops off a steep hillside 40 yards down toward the river valley where most of the course is routed.  Not until the 18th does the player return up the hill.  The finishing hole is guarded left and right by trees and calls for a steeply uphill approach shot over a stream.  This is one course that is as challenging to play as it is beautiful to look at.


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