Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek Country Club

by JL Lewis on May 14, 2011

Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham,  Alabama was the site of the first major tournament of the year on the Champions Tour, the Regions Tradition. One of the first Jack Nicklaus designed courses, Shoal Creek is considered a top 50 course in the world. Each hole is designed for the length of the shot being played into the green. Longer shots have larger greens while shots under 150 yards have smaller greens. This is a Nicklaus design feature that is found on many  of his courses around the globe. Shoal Creek is fantastic for high level players because shotmaking is essential for good scoring. A draw or a fade is required on almost every tee shot and approach shot. The greens are undulated with deep bunkers and run off areas that are difficult to get up and down from. This venue has hosted several major championships over the years and should be considered for more in the future. Shoal Creek ranks high on the list of great courses and is highly regarded among the players.

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