In early December I posted a story, What Would You Name the Alabama State Parks Golf Trail?
With a recent announcement of new course names and logos for the golf courses, the Alabama State Parks wanted to promote their courses collectively, as a trail.
The concept is similar to that used by the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which has become a major tourist attraction in the state.
With six courses that range from Joe Wheeler State Park in the northwestern corner of the state, to Lakepoint Resort State Park in the east central part of the state, to Gulf State Park on the Gulf Coast, Alabama State Parks desired to promote these courses as a trail of courses that provide quality play and value to the average golfer.
After two months of accepting submissions for a name that combines all six Alabama State Parks golf courses into a single trail, a name has been chosen, “The Parks Path: An Alabama Golf Destination.”
The Parks Path: An Alabama Golf Destination
A trail card will allow golfers to visit the six state parks and golf at a discounted rate.
Chad Davis, assistant superintendent at Joe Wheeler Park, said he expects the marketing effort and recent renovations at the park’s lodge to boost visitation there.
The golf courses included in “The Parks Path: An Alabama Golf Destination”:
- The “General” at Joe Wheeler, Joe Wheeler’s rank in the Confederate Army
- The “Oaks” at Oak Mountain, which represents the wide variety of oak trees in the park
- The “Sanctuary” at Lakepoint, which represents the nearby national wildlife sanctuary
- “Deer Haven” at Roland Cooper, which highlights the large local deer population
- The “Refuge” at Gulf State Park, represents the nearby national wildlife refuge
- The “Eagle’s Nest” at Lake Guntersville, honors the return of our national symbol to North Alabama, the Bald Eagle
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.
Alabama State Parks
Alabama State Parks have it all…golf, fishing, boating, swimming, camping, hiking, nature craft, biking, horseback riding, family fun, and just plain ole’ relaxin’.
There are great places to stay and great places to eat plus beaches, mountains, and everything in between.
Do a little or do it all at an Alabama State Park.
Phone: (800) ALAPARK (800-252-7275)
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