Capitol Hill Golf Club - Legislator Course
|White (W)||72||5901 yards||74.3||133|
|Teal (W)||72||5253 yards||70.4||121|
|Black M: 76.9/149||631||434||177||481||603||198||425||488||420||3857||412||207||387||538||478||407||182||585||424||3620||7477|
|Purple M: 74.0/143||554||404||163||421||577||174||401||429||405||3528||369||170||367||504||434||364||160||552||388||3308||6836|
|Orange M: 71.4/139||541||366||147||391||509||151||375||405||366||3251||350||148||348||494||407||343||148||512||365||3115||6366|
|White M: 69.4/131 W: 74.3/133||490||330||136||355||490||137||361||374||338||3011||337||126||331||467||382||313||124||480||330||2890||5901|
|Teal M: 66.1/117 W: 70.4/121||435||310||115||325||426||115||297||347||311||2681||245||105||302||451||343||270||110||451||295||2572||5253|
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Capitol Hill (Judge), hole 12 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGP on 11/28/2022
Capitol Hill (Judge), hole 16 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGP on 11/28/2022
Par-3 16th hole. Judge Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/17/2018
Par-4 ninth hole. Judge Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/17/2018
Par-3 sixth hole. Judge Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/17/2018
Hole 17 at Legislator RTJ Capitol Hill Photo submitted by Bgolf1012 on 06/30/2018
Waterfall guarding right side of 18th green, The Judge Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 02/21/2017
View from the tee, first hole, The Judge. Notice downtown Montgomery in the distance? Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 02/21/2017
View from the side of the Judge's par-3 12th green, which plays about 180 yards over water to a bulkheaded green. Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 02/21/2017
Approach view of the short par-4 18th hole, The Judge Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 02/21/2017
The Judge's short par-4 11th. One of my favorite holes on the course employs a split fairway off the tee. Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 02/21/2017
The Judge's par-3 6th hole, which plays 229 yards from the tips to an island green. Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 02/21/2017
A stern test in attractive river bottom scenery
Playing The Judge is in some ways an exercise in misdirection. The view from the 100-foot-drop opening tee shot - a pretty awkward one because it's a forced layup - is one of the most-photographed spots on the whole RTJ Trail, but much of the golf course itself is fairly flat, meandering back and forth along the Alabama River. The highlight of the round is the back-nine par 3s, which are long but beautiful, requiring carries over ponds scattered with lily pads. Those are the images that ought to have been splashed across magazines for the last 20 years.
2021 RTJ #3
I played the Judge Course at Capitol Hill with a friend on 11/16/21. I have to say this course is my favorite of the three courses at Capitol Hill, which is no slight on the other two. Each course is different in their own way, and I would play them all again in a heartbeat. The first hole at the Judge sets the stage for the round, with a straight par four with an elevation drop of 200 feet, depending on which tees you play. A straight shot is required since you have trouble on both sides of the fairway. This course is beautiful from start to finish. All the par threes are visually beautiful and intimidating at the same time and I would say the best set of par threes I have played on one course. The last hole is also beautiful with its waterfall on the right side of the green and the stream that flows in front. After the round you drive up a long bridge to get to the clubhouse, which is pretty cool. This course was in excellent shape, and I would definitely play again.
2021 RTJ #2
I played the Senator Course at Capitol Hill with a friend on 11/15/21. This course is a links style course with little to no trees. Each hole is played between huge mounds. There are a lot of pot bunkers on the course and the greens have a lot of contours to them. The 17th hole will make or break your round. A drive needs to hug the left side of the fairway to put yourself in good shape to go for the green in two. I used the 250-yard marker as my aiming point. Depending on where your drive ends ups, you will need to make some choices on how much of the ravine you want to carry. It is an awesome hole to play, even thought it did me in.
2021 RTJ #1
I played the Legislator Course at Capitol Hill with a friend on 11/14/21. This course is a tail of two nines. The front has a more of a rolling terrain, while the back nine has a more severe elevation drops on a few holes. All the greens are massive in size and putt very true. I enjoyed the back nine a little better because of the elevation drops, especially on holes #14 and 15. This course is very fair to play. The bridge to the 10th hole was incredible. The starter that morning was very friendly and helpful.
Very Challenging but extremely nice and fun course
This was my first time playing The Judge course.
The course is in fantastic condition. Greens are extremely smooth and fast. Great practice area everything you need to practice and improve your game. . Lots of water (course is along the banks of the Alabama River), lots of bunkering and tons of hidden challenges with most of the fairways sloping towards water or marsh areas. A true test. But, oh so fun and challenging. Very pretty course with awesome scenery. The views from the tee boxes of hole #1 are spectacular.
LIghtning quick greens
Fantastic links style course. Great condition. Greens are extremely fast. Stay below the hole on approach shots. Expansive driving range. Putting green for Senator course is good representation of actual course conditions. Lots of bunkering. Worth buying a yardage book to help with aiming off tees and on layup shots.. Some blind tee shots and sneaky bunkers. True test. But, oh so fun! Very pretty course.
Legislator my fave of three at the Hill
Legislator Course is still my favorite track of the three at Capitol Hill. You get a taste of the windswept dunes of the Senator, and meander through the hardwoods on the back nine like a portion of the Judge. It is the most fun course they offer in my opinion.
This is a second-shot course that demands you place iron shots on the correct plateau of greens to access pins. Pronounced spines run through most of them making two putts extremely difficult.
Lots of sod replacement around greens is an improvement. Bunkers were in excellent shape. Greens rolling perfectly. Fairways have been overseeded.
great course, excellent staff
My buddies and I do an annual golf trip, and this year we hit up the Montgomery courses of the RTJ. The courses were challenging, beautiful, and well maintained. It was unseasonably hot, marshals brought cold towels around constantly which was awesome. One of our group had an issue with another guest, but the course handled it 100% professionally and incredibly well - we want to commend the team on how they handled it. Will definitely add this portion of the RTJ to our rotation for future trips.
Great road trip
The Legislator was the third and final course we played to round out our Capital Hill road trip. It seemed to be the tightest of the three courses. It's in great shape and it seemed to be the bridging link to bring together all three courses into one wonderful golf complex. I enjoyed the elevation changes throughout the course. I will definitely return to play the Legislator again.
The Senator course was our second round of the day. Thank goodness for nearby thunderstorms that provided cloud cover! I absolutely love this course! Blind shots on almost every hole extremely benefit those with local knowledge. We definitely left several strokes out there as we had to play to the yardage markers because it was our first time. It is very much like a Scottish links in look and feel. However, the shot reactions are more regional and definitely don't mirror the links bounces and roll outs. The course is in great condition overall; the greens wers fertilized and sanded but didn't negatively affect putting. I think there was one other group on the entire course; it was like our own private club. The Senator is my favorite of the three courses at Capital Hill, and I will definitely make the 3 hour road trip again.
We have been judged!
The course is in great shape. There was a heat advisory and the Marshall offering a wet towel was extremely welcomed. Plenty of water coolers on the front nine, no so much on the back 9 so we were parched ending our round as we only saw the beverage cart once the entire round on the second hole.
Stepping up to the first tee box was everything I had expected. The wow-factor was amazing. Unfortunately, the first hole is the grand finale of the entire round and it made the rest of the round a bit of a let down. Not to be mistaken, the course is amazing, scenic, demanding, challenging, and fun, but the hype of the first hole isn't comparable to the remaining holes.
The staff couldn't be better, the clubhouse is great, and the food is the same menu as the other RTJ courses, which is very good and fairly priced.
First time playing an RTJ course , it was everything I expected and worth every penny. I played Both the judge and the Legislator, they lived up to their reputation. As all courses in the area, they need some rain . Greens and fairways were lush and green. Staff was very friendly inside the clubhouse and on the course. Look forward to the next time I play an RJT.
Great golf course
The Judge was the second 18 we played on the day. After playing the Legislator (very nice as well) we decided to brave the heat and fatigue to take advantage of our trip through the Montgomery area. We were virtually the only golfers on the course. As a consequence, the staff treated us like we were extra special. Perhaps it was concern over our health, temps close to 100, but Butch and John were never very far away to refresh ice towels that most certainly got us through the round. The staff were first class!
Number 1 is truly spectacular because of the elevation and view. The goal is to keep it in the fairway as trouble greets you on both sides. Although the rest of the holes are normal elevation, meandering in and out of the forest and LOTS of water in front of you and on the sides, you can get caught up admiring the scenery. No two holes looked the same with each having its unique character and challenges. The course is very well maintained from the tee boxes to the green. Plush thick fairway grass that gives you true contact for you golf shots. The first cut rough is also pristine and not much of a handicap for my level of golf. The thick rough is grown thick and high. You might find someone else’s errant shot but likely not your own. Avoid trying to use your driver every hole and try and stay in the middle. The greens are very undulated and moderatively fast. Because many of them are elevated, it was difficult to know where not to hit your approach. Many times we would find ourselves on the wrong side of a ridge and have a delicate shot to get the ball to just barely roll over the top so it wouldn’t roll 20 ft past the hole or not get to the top of the ridge and not get to the hole. The greens were recently sanded but were still putting true and fast. We really enjoyed playing the breaks as we didn’t find too many holes that had straight putts form even inside 5 ft.
Everyone of the staff was very proud of all the courses at Capitol Hill and should be. I will definelty be playing again.
Course was in excellent shape and a ton of fun to play. We couldn’t have gotten a better weather day. Course is very challenging but fair. We played the judge, would like to play the others as well.
Links Golf at the Senator
We did a guys trip to Capitol Hill and played 4 rounds of golf in two days. The Senator was my personal favorite. All 3 courses are excellent and the Senator is very different (links) than the Judge and Legislator. The Senator was in excellent condition (as they will be hosting a web.com event there in a coupe weeks). It was windy and the course was extremely challenging. Blind shots, elevations changes, fast greens…..you name it, the Senator had it. My only gripe would be the ridiculous undulation in all of Capitol Hill´s greens on all three courses. 2 putting from outside 20 feet was very difficult. None of the greens were even close to flat and some of the pins were put in impossible spots. The Legislator and especially the Judge have some incredible scenic views and huge elevation changes as well. Most of the par 3s on the Judge and Legislator involved hitting over water. The fairways and greens of all courses were in excellent condition. Many of the greens are elevated and when you combine that with the dormant grass surrounding the greens there were many shots that came up just off the mark and as a result the ball would funnel down 30-40 yards off the green.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The guys at the bag drop really take care of the customers. The beverage cart was always available and $3 for domestic beer was a great price so we enjoyed that!
They have this big beautiful clubhouse but a tiny little bar with limited food options. I wish there was more regarding that. There is tons of space to sit outside on their patio and take in the great views.
Spent a few days in Bama with wife visiting cousin. Lives close to trail, played Legislator yr. Ago and played Judge Sat. Range excellent. Starter had me paired with two members....very nice and played well. I was a single and starter placed me with Carlos on business. Course tee to green nice. Fairways soft due to previous rains. Not bad though. The greens were ridiculously fast!!! Not to many flat surfaces on greens, it was like circus golf. Almost had hole in one on No.15....scope said 200..pin in back. Great day, one negative...on the back around hole 13 a ranger came over and said "I need you to speed up, there's two open holes ahead of you." Meanwhile we were a hole ahead of the group behind us. Felt that was very rude. That's why I rated staff average. We were right were we needed to be. Remember I was playing with 2 members!!!! Not good. Overall, zi beat the weather and had a great time.
Very Nice Course
The fairway was amazing. The greens were in great shape. The staff was super friendly but I hated having them wait at every hole because the groups in front of us were slow. They kept apologizing to us but what we really wanted was for them to just chill out and lay low. Anyone would be lucky to play this course.