Auburn-Opelika is the coolest college town in the South, according to us, and one of the top cities in America to live, according to CNN. Easy to get to and easy to love, it’s a perfect choice for a golf getaway. Grab your clubs and follow the world-renowned Robert Trent Jones Trail right over to Opelika. You’ll find Grand National Golf Course, the site Jones himself proclaimed “the single greatest site for a course” he had ever seen. Golf Digest‘s Number One Golf City in the US, Auburn-Opelika has received accolades for hosting the Number One Public Course in America and one of the Top 10 Most Affordable Courses in the US. Our mild temperatures mean you can comfortably take in a few rounds any day of the year.

With year-round warm temperatures, the possibilities are endless.

Opelika's RTJ Grand National was recently named one of The Best Golf Courses in Alabama by Golf Digest! Both the Links and the Lakes course were listed in the top 10. Featuring 54 lake-hugging holes open 364 days a year, try your luck at the championship Lakes or Links course, or if you’re pressed for time, 18 holes of one-shotters on the Short Course will still make your heart go pitter-pat. Our courses may hurt your pride, but we promise your wallet will hardly feel a thing. | Learn more about RTJ Grand National.

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Auburn-Opelika is easy to get to and easy to love. 

Auburn-Opelika is located centrally in the Southeastern region of the United States, with proximity to domestic and international airports and a laidback drive away from some of the area's liveliest cities. The convenience of flying in and driving over from Atlanta is unmatched. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers direct, non-stop access from more than 150 U.S. cities.

American Airlines services Montgomery Regional Airport with non-stop service from Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX; Charlotte, NC, and Washington D.C., and Delta Air Lines services the airport with non-stop service from Atlanta, GA. Four major airlines service Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport-American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines-with over 100 daily flights to 23 cities and direct, non-stop access from nearly 50 U.S. cities. | Learn more about how easy it is to get here.

Indulge in 20,000 square feet of wellness, relaxation, and motivation. 

Indulge in luxury and relaxation at the Spa at Grand National. Recognized as the Top Marriott Hotel in North and South America and awarded the area's first Four Diamond distinction by AAA, the Marriott at Grand National is more than just a meeting space. This waterfront resort property faces Lake Saugahatchee and includes a newly added spa facility as well as the Robert Trent Jones Grand National Golf Course. Oh yeah, and the spa was recently named Marriott’s best spa in North America for 2019,| Learn more about the Marriott at Grand National.

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It wouldn't be the South if we didn't invite you to dinner and drinks. 

Let the adventure continue after dark with an indulgent dining experience from one of our James Beard-nominated chefs and local craft brewers and distillers. With over 50 independent and chef-owned experiences to choose from, you’ll see why – if you haven’t yet heard the hype – you’ll totally get it. 

Opelika is the proud home of not just one but three craft spirit makers: John Emerald Distilling Company has been making fine liquors including whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum since 2014, Red Clay Brewing Company opened next door in 2015, and Resting Pulse Brewery opened in 2019, offering a variety of rotating seasonal beers, including ales, IPAs, and ciders. | Learn more about the local flavors. 

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