Part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf trail, the Auburn Marriott Opelika is the perfect place to stay and enjoy 54 holes of golf at the Grand National. With just a short drive from Atlanta International Airport, this is the ideal to start, finish or to have the entire duration of your stay when tackling the trail playing some awe inspiring courses.
With 12 of 18 holes hugging the shores of Lake Saugahatchee, the Lake Course is one of the most scenic courses you could hope to play anywhere in the world. Gently undulating fairways wind their way around the lake meaning any sufficiently stray shots will be severely punished. Accuracy then, is paramount. While each and ever hole on the Lake Course is beautiful in its own right, the par3s in particular are spectacular. The 230-yard island green 15th may be the single prettiest hole on the Trail and is a lot of fun to play as well.
The cornerstone of the complex is the Links Course, which is without a single weakness. Trent Jones makes excellent use of the lakeshore and the gently undulating slopes around it. Some holes climb up and away from the water; others bring you back down again in spectacular fashion from wonderfully elevated tee-boxes. Several elevated greens jut out into the lake, with pin-positions that deliberately tempt your aim close to the water's edge. More sensible golfers will p[lay these holes cautiously. Mature pine trees separate the well-bunkered fairways on both courses, often providing a stylish backdrop to the greens, which are typically large, undulating and as slick as you can get.
Situated on 2,000 acres of Lake Saugahatchee-facing property and adjacent to the award-winning Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, our hotel benefits from a tranquil setting near Auburn University and historic downtown Opelika, Alabama.
Settle into spacious guest rooms and suites, and enjoy luxurious amenities like over sized marble bathrooms, plush bedding, and private balconies. Spend time enjoying 54 holes of championship golf, visiting the fitness centre, or dining out in one of the three on-site restaurants.