Huntsville Offers Golf Trail Golf Course
Huntsville is the place you want to go if golfing is your choice of activities. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is found in Huntsville at Hampton Cove where a 54-hole facility will challenge the best of the amateur golfers. The Highlands Course is one of the high points of the Trail. Lined with thousands of trees made up of oak, dogwood, Japanese black pines and crepe myrtles, features such as the old mule barn found near the fifth hole are all the more spectacular and enhances. The River Course is the only course on the Trail that gives golfers a reprieve from bunkers, as you won't find a single one throughout this course.
Behind the 18th hole a piece of history stands tall. The enormous black oak that rises up to greet golfers is believed to be the third oldest in the state with an age of over 250 years. This course was made the old fashioned way by simply pushing the dirt into a pile to make the greens and tees, and most importantly, the trees and other natural land obstacles have been left as is. If you're not up for the challenge of trees and other natural landmarks, then the Short Course may be better equipped for you. This course is a very open course offering only a water challenge on the 11th hole.
Huntsville is a 200-year-old city that can send you to the moon and stars at the Space and Rocket Center that is a huge all day attraction not only for children, but for everyone. Visit the moon, ride in a space shuttle simulator, travel to the stars and explore the many interactive exhibits and activities for people of all ages.
Take a tour of the Constitution Hall Village and learn of the city's beginning as well as the history of Alabama. You can have the chance to visit the interactive village and watch while villagers from 1819 go about their daily tasks. Enter the cabinetmaker's shop and help turn the wheel lathe, or watch the spinning wheel in action. Take a tour through part of the 19th century and wander with villagers dressed in period clothing as they take you through eight reconstructed Federal style buildings.
Huntsville has numerous Botanical Gardens for you to stroll through also including the Nature Trail, Daylily Garden, the Dogwood Trail and the Fern Glade. Huntsville is also the home of what was once the Coca-Cola Bottling Company's museum for the company memorabilia. Purchased in 1886 by Augustus D. Rodgers, the house was constructed in the neoclassic manner with a two-story portico. The house was remodeled in 1972 when the Coca-Cola Bottling Company purchased it. Because of the expansion needs of the bottling company, the house, which was closed to being demolished, was donated to the Alabama Constitution Village Foundation, who carefully moved the home and once again underwent restoration. Currently the house displays various pieces from the Early Works collections that include furniture pieces such as fancy chairs, a mahogany sofa, display cabinets and bureaus.
These pieces of furniture once furnished the Humphreys - Rogers House when it was first a residence. Huntsville also offers visitors many areas to spend time shopping for the things you desire as well as a great opportunity to visit numerous restaurants and try the specialty foods that have become popular in Huntsville.