• Type: Private
  • Address: 100 New Williamsburg Dr
  • City: Birmingham
  • County: Shelby
  • State: Alabama
  • Zip: 35242
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (205) 991-9001

Shoal Creek Golf Club was established and built in 1976. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the course has 18 holes and is a Private type golf course. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Shoal Creek Golf Club policy on golf shoes with hard spikes is: yes. Geographically, the course's coordinates are 33.435363144296 latitude and -86.61131508456 longitude.


    Shoal Creek Golf Club Course Review
    Shoal Creek Golf Club Course Review

    Shoal Creek Golf Club Course Review

    The Shoal Creek Golf Club makes for a world class golf layout, as it stands majestically on a beautiful piece of real estate in Birmingham, Alabama. The golf course was built by Hall Thompson and designed by the famous architect Jack Nicklaus, making for one of the first designs delivered by one of the best golf-architects in the world while he was very young. The golf course at Shoal Creek Golf Club is a timeless classic that delighted numerous generations of golf aficionados, whilst also putting to the test the best players in the world, year after year. Opened almost forty years ago, in 1977, the Shoal Creek Golf Club became an instant classic as it drew the PGA Championship just 7 years later.

    Today, the Shoal Creek Golf Club is still one of the US's best golfing resorts. What makes this golf course really unique is the terrain upon which it was built, i.e. 1550 acres of densely wooded property, located between Double Oak and Oak, in the south of the majestic Appalachian mountains. The land is absolutely outstanding for golf, making for the ideal location if it ever was one, and there was enough space to build not one but two golf courses, yet Nicklaus said that he desires to make just one, but a superior one. And he delivered with flying colors, as usual, as every hole at the Shoal Creek Golf Club is unique and plays different, providing its members with a championship grade golf course which is also very fun to play. The Shoal Creek features 7154 yards of golf from its longest tees and it hosted 2 PGA Championships, in 1984 and 1990, together with the US Amateur in 1986 and the US Junior Amateur in 2008. In 2011, Shoal Creek was home for another major event, the Regions Tradition on the Champion Tour.

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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1976
  • Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus
  • Location Time Zone: CST
  • Daylight Savings Time: yes
  • Season Availability: Open all year (closed on Mondays)
  • Latitude: 33.435363144296
  • Longitude: -86.61131508456


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: yes
  • Play Fives: yes
  • Guest Policy Rules: Closed
  • Dress Code Policy: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
  • Advance Tee Time Notice: Yes


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