Welcome to Lake Martin
~Amanda Scroggins

Like to Golf? You'll love Lake Martin's golf courses!

No stay at Lake Martin would be complete without a visit to its golf courses. Renowned for their aesthetic beauty and playability, these courses offer challenging yet enjoyable games for professionals and amateurs alike. And to top it off, all of them are located on the lake or just a short drive away.



Lake Winds Golf Course



95 County Road 40 West
Alexander City
Golf Shop Phone: (256) 825-9860

Par: 70, 18 holes

Course Ratings, Slopes and yardages:
White tees: 66; 111; 5,153
Red: 4,317

Type of course: Public,
but memberships are available

Manager: Bobby Cleveland

In addition to various benefit tournaments, Lake Winds holds six regular tournaments every year. As for the course itself, as long as you get accustomed to the old-style circular greens, some of which are elevated, there are abundant opportunities for birdies. The course also features concessions, a pro shop, and a putting green. The course is owned and run by Alexander City.



Willow Point Country Club



2544 Willow Point Road
Alexander City
Golf shop phone: (256) 212-1409

Par: 72, 18 holes

Course ratings, slopes and yardages:
Black tees: 76.6; 142; 7, 465
Blue: 73.9; 135; 6,895
White: 71.6; 134; 6,370
Gold: 69.1; 128; 5,845
Silver: 64.6; 110; 5,039
Red: 69.8; 118; 5,039

Type of course: Private

Lessons: Available to members

Director of Golf: Steve Lyles

Assistant Golf Pro / Director of Instruction: Rob Stock

Renovated in 2003, Willow point has hosted an impressive list of tournaments in the last few years. These include the men's and women's Alabama senior open, benefit tournaments, the Alabama Open, the State Amateur Tournament, and numerous others. The course is located on Lake Martin.



StillWaters Resort



797 Monnbrook Drive
Dadeville
Golf shop phone: (256) 825-1353

The Highlands Course

Par: 72, 18 holes

Course Ratings, slopes and yardages:
Green tees: 73.2; 137; 6,906
Blue: 71.3; 140; 6,519
White: 67.6; 129; 5,753
Gold: 64.5; 110; 4,923
Red: 67.9; 123; 4,752

Type of course: Public,
but memberships are available

Lessons: Available

Pro: BJ Szafran

The StillWaters Resort boasts a top-notch practice facility, featuring two practice bunkers, a practice fairway bunker, a practice and lesson tee, and target greens. In a 1999 issue of Golf Digest, the Highlands Course ranked eighth in the country, and in a more recent issue the Highlands Tradition Course received a four star ranking. The course is located on Lake Martin.



Hatchet Creek Golf Course



Coosa County Road 66
Goodwater
Golf pro shop: (256) 839-5612

Par: 35, 9 holes

Men's tees: 5,264

Women's tees: 4,291

Type of course: Public with memberships available

Owner: Tony Turner

Hatchet Creek recently added a new driving range and many new carts. On the last Saturday of every month the club hosts its own scramble match, except in July when a club tournament is held. The course has quite a few hills, increasing the difficulty.





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