Capitol Hill Golf Club - Legislator Course

4.5196823529 4.5 stars from 5 (57)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7477 yards
  • Slope: 149
  • Rating: 76.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $20
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7477 yards 76.9 149
Purple 72 6836 yards 74.0 143
Orange 72 6366 yards 71.4 139
White (W) 72 5901 yards 74.3 133
White 72 5901 yards 69.4 131
Teal (W) 72 5253 yards 70.4 121
Teal 72 5253 yards 66.1 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 57 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

54 out of 56 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers  

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"Great day"


Redbird09's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Links Golf at the Senator"


Rstleger's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Benhogan37's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Judged!!!!!"


GOLFNSVNA's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


u472832314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Senator played much differently than Judge on same day. The Judge sits low in the river valley, while the Senator is elevated with rolling terrain, rendering it much dryer. judge was CPO, while Senator was 90 degrees.

Greens rolled really good. Not as fast as I have seen them, but super grainy.

Fantastic 36-hole day with super Trail card offer: first round $53, with bounce back replay on different course for $30, plus a free sleeve of balls. That’s excellent value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Judge still a staple on the Trail"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Little wet today from overnight rains. Still, course was in tremendous shape.

The Judge is punctuated by a fantastic collection of par 3s, with three of the four featuring watery hazards.

Great opening tee shot. And a fantastic final approach.

Maybe the best bunker consistency on the Trail. They get it right. Compact and wet. Not a sandbox, like most of the other sites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Buddies Trip!"


Bgolf1012's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We spent the weekend at RTJ Capitol Hill and had a blast. Back to back 36 hole days, and they were very accomodating. We made our tee times months in advance, paid, stayed on site, and when we arrived everything was ready for us!

We played the Legislator in the afternoons...and, for our group at least, we liked it more than the Judge. It's up on the bluff, with great views of the river below, and its in better condition. Greens were great, rolled nicely! Manicured so well, with room off the tee, and if you hit it in the trees, there was room for recovery shots. Front nine is up on the bluff, and the back nine goes down by the river until you get to 15 then the last few are back on the bluff... Great course, fun from a few tees up from the tips, and great atmosphere for our buddies trip. We'll definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Absurd Green Speeds"


jdrfisher17's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

My criticism only concerns the greens. The course in every respect was in excellent condition. That said, it is absurd to drop a ball from a height of 6 inches onto the green next to the cup and watch as it doesn't come to rest until it is more than 40 feet away. Seeing every member of the group 3 putt many greens or even 4 putt multiple greens does help pace of play or enjoyment. When it is not possible to stop a 3 foot putt within 30 feet of the hole on multiple greens, you are no longer playing golf. It might be possible to have such green speeds on greens that are flat, but these greens are heavily contoured and most of the holes were cut on slopes. I have played all the RTJ golf trail sites and I love fast greens, but the greens at this site are way over the top and not representative of the green speeds at the other trail sites - thank goodness!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"One of the Best"


Dlbrow's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I am a 14.5 index and drive the ball 220-230. At my home course (white tees, 6000 yards, 126 slope) I am able to play in 3.5 to 4 hours with similarly level golfers. The Judge is a great golf course. Holes are diverse, gorgeous, with lots of wildlife to see. The greens are large typical Jones and tough to navigate. It was impossible to complete the course in 4 hours and 20 minutes for a golfer of my level and enjoy the intricacies of the course especially the greens. The staff pushed the time requirements and I understand the need not to hold up the course. I just hope I can find a time to come back when a 5 hour round is allowed so I can actually play the course rather than hack a ball around. Once again course is great in all aspects.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001206710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A must play on the RTJ trail."


Zackary89's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have had the pleasure on playing several RTJ courses. This is by far the best I have played. The course is visually beautiful. You will catch yourself just taking in the natural beauty as well as the course lay out. The stafcwasxextremely helpful from the parking lot trolley driver to the starter. He green fee is pricey but in this case you get what you pay for. The course is challenging from any set of tees, but not if you follow this simple rule” play to the 150 yrd marker it sets the course up easier. The greens were fast 10-10.5 on the stempand it’s hard to find a level lie. A lot of undulation so bring your A game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


Amariana6's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a beautiful course. Challenging holes and beautiful conditions. No complaints about except this. - we don’t drink alcohol while playing. Why can’t you have coffee on your “carts”? I know alcohol sells - what about those of us who don’t?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great layout and condition"


mschonk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went early and had nobody else out there and what a treat this course is. Greens were fast but not crazy, however VERY undulated and for me the greatest defense on the course. Definitely worth playing and will not regret. Staff were all super friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



pierrebedardcarol's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Vote Yea for Senator"


Tracey4664391's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful day in Prattville, Alabama. We began our round about noontime.

Course in awesome shape! A ball in the rough is lost, no reason to search, so staying in fairway is crucial. Greens were incredibly fast, and rolled true. Not used to Bermuda grass so that posed some problems in rough around greens.

Have played Legislator, and that had way more trees and water. The Senator was way more open, though lots of bunkers. Sand in great shape so that made getting out easier.

Played White tees this time, may tee it forward to teal tees next time.

Will definitely play this course again. Voting yea for Senator!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rene46g's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Test"


u000004933203's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A bit pricier than the other courses at Capital Hill and probably not worth the extra $20 a round, but an enjoyable layout in very good condition. Greens were lightning fast, and tough to read. Staff was friendly and helpful. Despite the cost, would not miss this one on the Trail.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Extremely enjoyable."


sckotto63's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful course! The prettiest course i have ever played! A pure joy to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing"


u8647076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off, you’re greeted by friendly staff even before you get to the clubhouse which sets the foundation for the rest of the day. The driving range makes you want to practice because it’s so nice. The Judge, well, it’s a hard but a rewarding course. The views alone put a smile on your face, and the upkeep of the fairways and greens were perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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