Major Golf Course Planned for Lake Martin Development

Lake Martin golf course
A look at the land at Lake Martin that will be the site of the new golf course. Photo courtesy of Russell Lands.

A golf course designed by architect Bill Coore and golfing legend Ben Crenshaw will be the centerpiece of The Heritage, a luxury development at Lake Martin.

The course, the first in Alabama designed by Coore & Crenshaw, will be built along the Lake Martin shoreline.

“Coore’s and Crenshaw’s respect and love for the land mirrors that of Russell Lands,” said Tom Lamberth, president and CEO of Russell Lands, the developer.

Crenshaw said the design of the 18-hole course reflects the beauty of the land its built on.

“During the design process, we wanted to draw out the beauty of the natural environment by providing an atmosphere that showcases the lake and the hills in the heart of Alabama,” he said. “Our approach honors the Russell legacy to the area to love and preserve the land, which became the driving factor in the golf course design.”

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The course, which should be completed by 2023, will draw golfers from all over, Gov. Kay Ivey said.

“As a lake lover myself, I am thrilled to see the addition of a premier golf course to anchor this neighborhood here at Lake Martin,” she said. “Not only will folks be able to enjoy being at the lake with family and friends, they will soon be able to play a round of golf, too.”

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