Dothan’s Plantation Course Opens

Opened in November, the daily-fee Roundabout Plantation Golf Course is one of the newest sporting attractions in Dothan, Alabama. The Michael Beebe-designed track occupies the second highest point in Alabama’s Houston County. According to head pro and director of golf Greg Rogers, development of the course went smoothly despite some tough conditions.

“We built this course during the worst drought in history. The course is a lot more user-friendly than even I expected,” Rogers told Cybergolf in a recent interview. “It’s open, so you can spread the ball around and golfers can come out and play and not get beat up.”

From the back tees the layout measures 6,790 yards. But several options on each hole take the sting out of a course that begins with generally open holes before it ventures into woodlands. The par-5 15th has the highest elevation change on the course, dropping 90 feet from tee to green. What makes this and other holes at Roundabout Plantation a challenge are the venue’s Tif-Eagle greens that average 5,000 square feet and contain a lot of character.

The facility boasts a Dale Wiggins Golf Academy and Learning Center near a temporary clubhouse. Construction on a permanent 4,000-square-foot clubhouse began in January. Other plans include 250 single-family homes around the course. The first 110 lots were made available in a pre-construction sale in December, with lot prices starting at $40,000.

Green fees at Roundabout Plantation are very economically priced, with weekday 18-hole rounds at $20 and $28 on weekends (cart included). For a tee time, call the course’s toll-free number at 888/427-6277 or 334/793-3300.