Friday, May 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7:00 PM
You are invited to join us for our 19th annual Golf Challenge! We will be returning to Huntsville, Alabama this year where we will play at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Hampton Cove venue and will play the Highlands Course, the River Course, as well as a nine-hole scramble on the Short Course. We will also be playing at Cherokee Ridge Country Club. The Golf Challenge is open to men and women and we encourage you to invite guests to join in the challenge! Golfers of all skill levels are welcome.
This is a great opportunity to meet others from Northeast Christian Church. Bring a friend and enjoy some time away. Get registered today - space is limited! Registration deadline is April 16.
Includes: Golf 3 days * 18 holes per day (36 on Saturday) * Golf Carts & Range Balls * Lodging Friday - Sunday * Breakfast Saturday/Sunday * Dinner Saturday * Lunch Sunday * Also includes a golf shirt - remember to select your shirt size from the drop-down menu when you register
Hotel Friday and Saturday night
Fairfield Inn Huntsville
1385 Enterprise Way
Huntsville, AL 35806
Friday, May 17
Cherokee Ridge Country Club
4000 Cherokee Ridge
Union Grove, Alabama 35175
Contact: Barkley Martin, General Manager/Head Golf Professional
Cherokee Ridge website
Cherokee Ridge truly offers golf at a higher level, with immaculate greens set against a spectacular Appalachian backdrop. This 18-hole championship golf course takes every advantage of rolling hills, whispering woods, lakes, and streams – natural beauty that enhances, not punishes. Much of the front nine is guarded by a 17-acre sparkling lake – an added challenge and certainly beautiful diversion. The back nine turns through a forest of pines and hardwoods, with three holes reconfigured to include a view of an 80-foot waterfall cascading into Lynn’s Creek. A scenic view worth of any nature photographer, it’s a natural feature that captures the true essence of Cherokee Ridge and an experience that is impossible to forget.
The 6728 yards course was designed by golf course architect, Sammy Dean. The greens are bentgrass and professionally kept, and lush Bermuda fairways make short work of shots from the short grass.
Cherokee Ridge served as host to the Nike (now Nationwide) Tour’s Alabama Classic from 1994 to 1997. It is considered by most professional golf consultants to be one of North Alabama’s premier golf courses.
Saturday, May 18 & 19
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail – Hampton Cove, Highlands, and River Courses
450 Old Hwy 431 Owens Crossroad, Alabama 35763
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Website
RTG Golf Trail at Hampton Cove
The northern gateway to the Trail is Hampton Cove in Huntsville, a 54-hole facility with terrain that drastically changes from one side of the property to the other.
Renovated in 2008, The Highlands course has been restored to its original Scottish Links design. Completely opposite in design is the River course, the only Robert Trent Jones layout without a single bunker. The River Course is a throwback to the way courses were built long ago. The dirt was merely pushed up to create the greens and tees, leaving all else, including massive oak trees, undisturbed.
Highlands Course Tour
The Highlands course is one of the gems of the Trail. The finishing holes are scenic and challenging. One of the most recognizable landmarks on the Trail is the old mule barn beside the fifth hole.
River Course Tour
The River course is laid out on former soybean fields in the flood plain of the Flint River. With water on 16 of the 18 holes, the River course will challenge your shot-making ability.
The Short Course is open and links-like, with water in play on 11 holes and a large double green accommodating the 10th and 17th greens. Alternating tees allow golfers to hit every club in their bag.