Golf courses Alabama Montgomery Tallapoosa Lakes Golf Course, River Run Course, CLOSED 2015

Tallapoosa Lakes Golf Course, River Run Course, CLOSED 2015

Rte 5 Waresferry, Montgomery, Alabama, 36117
Type: Public
No. Holes: 36
Architect: -
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Tallapoosa Lakes Golf Course is a Public, 36 hole golf facility located in Montgomery, Alabama. The facility has two 18-hole golf courses: The River Run Course and The Kolima Course.

The River Run Course opened for play in 1994. The course was designed by Pilgreen & White.

The River Run Course plays to a par 72 at 5,948 yards. This player friendly layout provides area golfers forgiving well contoured fairways and receptive greens.

The Kolima Course opened in 1989. The East course was designed by Cam Hardigree.

The Kolima Course also plays to a par 72 at 6,557 yards. This course has a variety of holes, from tight tree lined holes with doglegs to more open forgiving holes. The East's greens are well bunkered with slightly more slope than the West's greens.

The course closed in 2015.

Owner Jimmy Dozier permanently closing the doors of Tallapoosa Lakes in October 2015 and sold the land, which had been in his family since 1937. Course to 

Dozier said that people played about 88,000 rounds in 1997 at the 36-hole course next to the Wind Creek Casino in Montgomery. This year, it’s down to about 40,000 rounds.

Several different owners tried their hand at turning a profit at Tallapoosa Lakes over the past few years. It was built by two investors as two separate courses between 1989 and 1995. A third party bought all 36 holes and combined the two courses to form Tallapoosa Lakes, but Dozier said that owner couldn’t turn a profit.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, who operate the neighboring casino, leased the land for two years and also failed to make money with the course, Dozier said. He then leased it to another investor who lost money on the course before giving it back to Dozier.

“I got it free and clear in 2013,” Dozier said. "I thought I could make money. It’s a $4 million complex!’ I got it for nothing, and I’ve dropped a quarter of a million dollars in two years.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans to buy the land, close the course and use it for a variety of needs, as well as the possible future expansion of the casino, Dozier said.

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