RTJ Celebrates 25 Years

By Brian Weis

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National (RTJ) is celebrating 25 years. Since 1992, RTJ has seen a lot of pars, birdies, sunshine and few eagles too! Nearly 12 million rounds have been played on this beautiful course. Last year alone, brought in roughly 500,000 players. That's an incredible number for the Auburn-Opelika area.

RTJ spans 600 scenic acres. 32 of the 54 holes wrap along Lake Saugahatchee. It has been featured in Golf Digest's list of "America's Top 50 Affordable Courses" and was also listed among the nation's 40 Super Value courses by Golf Digest's "Places to Play".

People from all 50 states & 20 international countries play the trail including the pros! Grand National is the host of the PGA TOUR's Barbasol Championship in July.

"The scenery is amazing. All of the courses are really beautiful. It fits any level of player. You can play the courses from over 7,700 yards or from under 6,000 yards. They're just really cool golf courses on really cool pieces of land..." said Patton Kizzier, PGA Tour member and Montgomery native.

If you haven't played Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National yet, we suggest you give them a call. Book a room at the Marriot at Grand National, schedule a tee time at RTJ, enjoy a cocktail at the clubhouse and stay out of the bunkers.

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Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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