Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.5
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
5.0
1 Reviews (1)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6355 yards
Slope 117
Rating 69.1

Also known as Don A. Hawkins/Roebuck Municipal Golf Course.

Course Details

Year Built 1914
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Herbert Barker (1914)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.5
7 Reviews (7)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful course

It's a great course to play. I am member and love the area and course. It's a great price for the money. You will not find a better deal in Alabama.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Ten extra dollars for cart fee riding alone

It's not right for them to charge an extra $10.00 for riding in the cart alone during this pandemic time. They are the only course in Birmingham, Alabama that's charging this extra fee. They are not taking the Covid-19 serious. Other courses are still not letting the pin to be pulled out on the green. The person that receives the money likes to get smart with customers. The regular rate is $34.00 with a cart , and they are charging an extra $10.00 for cart fee for riding alone.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Default User Avatar
Commented on 03/10/2021

I live in Birmingham and every public golf course in Birmingham charge extra for a single to ride in cart. This is the cheapest rate in town.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

6 shots away from 70.

Shot my best score of 85! I haven't played this course since I moved to GA. The course was in good shape and played well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 262
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course is in excellent, Summer-like shape. Fairways are cushiony, yet play firm and fast. Greens were just top dressed, but it is hardly noticeable. They roll good. Best walking rate in town at $20 Monday through Friday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 262
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Roebuck was designed by British architect Herbert Barker and debuted in 1911 as the Roebuck Springs Country Club. Of note, it has been reported that this is the site of Bobby Jones first tournament victory in 1915. The club did not survive the stock market crash of 1929 and was purchased by the city of Birmingham in 1930.

The course is an old-school parkland layout, where what you see is pretty much what you get. The majority of the holes are straightaway and there is only one blind shot on the entire track. Length is not an issue, measuring 6,324 yards from the tips and a shade under 6,000 yards from the regular men's tees. Accuracy is a must, as all fairways are tree-lined and there are a few holes that require navigating a canal that runs throughout.

That being said, the course's main defense is the rather small greens. They are Harbour Town-small. Walking from the parking lot you will see the 18th green. Don't be fooled. It is the largest green on the property - double the size of the rest. The greens do have enough gentle slope to make chipping and pitching require your attention if you miss the greens in regulation. Your short game will need to be in order to score well here.

The fairways and greens were in good shape.

This course is extremely walkable, with negligible elevation change and the parkland style lending to greens being very close to the next tee. The $20 walking rate during the week is an excellent value.

There is no driving range , but the course does have a putting green and a pretty nice chipping area near the ninth green.

As mentioned in another reviewer's post, the course is not in the best part of town. I have been here a handful of times and have not had any issues, other than an obvious non-golfer trying to sell me second-hand golf balls. Still, I would recommend trying to avoid finishing up your round near dusk, just to be safe.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Default User Avatar
Commented on 03/10/2021

Well, I was in agreement with you until you mention the course was not in a good part of town. I am not sure where you were going because that part of town is predominantly black. I am member and play the course every weekend for 10 years until I can't see my ball and never had a problem. Until there is a problem don't post misleading information.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Rogusta

My friends and I affectionately refer to Roebuck as Rogusta. This is an old school muni that is stuck in time. The layout is decent, and the greens are average. But, this place is cheap, and you don't need a tee time. Just show up and get in line.

The surrounding neighborhood is a little sketchy. I have never had an issue, but I would probably recommend not sticking around after dark.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

I love the layout

I have played at this course all my life and what they have done in the past 10 years is remarkable I did'nt think it was possible. Its the most fun and best layout you will ever get for your money 'these guy's have done a great job.HATS OFF

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Default User Avatar
Commented on 03/10/2021

What sketchy about the neighbor hood? I have played the course for ten years until I can't see my ball and never had a problem. I have driven some back woods in Alabama to course that makes me more nervous than Roebuck.

Default User Avatar
Commented on 07/05/2017

I have always loved to play Roebuck. The course today was in fabulous shape. From the Fairways to the Greens, .were in the best shape I've seen the course.. Now if they could come up with a way to drain the course when it rains. I can't blame the course for my score today!

Nearby Courses
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
3.0
1
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
2.8
5
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
4.0
1
Birmingham, Alabama
Public
3.7755142857
19
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
5.0
2
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Private
5.0
2
Gardendale, Alabama
Semi-Private
0.0
0
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
5.0
2
Trussville, Alabama
Semi-Private
2.625
8
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
0.0
0
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
0.0
0
Birmingham, Alabama
Private
4.5
2
Golf Packages
FROM $397 (USD)
TAMPA BAY, FL | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Saddlebrook Resort and 3 rounds of golf at Palmer or Saddlebrook courses including full breakfast buffet daily and unlimited use of practice facilities.
FROM $207 (USD)
TAMPA BAY, FL | Enjoy 1 nights' accommodation at Saddlebrook Resort and 1 round of golf at Palmer or Saddlebrook courses with unlimited use of practice facilities.
FROM $117 (USD)
BIRMINGHAM, AL | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at your choice of select Marriott properties in the Birmingham area and 2 rounds of golf at Highland Park Golf Course.
FROM $197 (USD)
TUSCALOOSA, AL | Enjoy 1 nights' accommodation at The Jack Warner at NorthRiver, 1 round (18 holes) of golf at NorthRiver Yacht Club (Troon Privé), and a $20 dining voucher.
FROM $227 (USD)
BRASELTON, GA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Château Élan Winery & Resort and 3 rounds of golf at Château Élan Golf Club Château, Woodlands, and Par 3 Courses.
Now Reading