Barbasol Championship puts spotlight on Grand National

Barbasol Championship puts spotlight on Grand National

OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - Opelika's Grand National is an amazing course, but golf isn't the only game that drives people there.

"The recreational opportunities here are amazing. We have this professional tournament going on with PGA pros, and at the Marriott, we have a tennis tournament going on," said Public Relations Director Bill Lang.

Golf Digest just named The Marriott one of the best resorts in North America.

Lang said the amenities are top notch. "All of this in in the Opelika-Auburn area... it's amazing! They've renovated the pool, they've just redone the rooms at the Marriott."

The Marriott is booked for the tournament. Lang said after the tournament the calls from people wanting to come to Grand National start rolling in.

He said, "We get golf people all year long; that's what the trail is about. The PGA will showcase Alabama and the trail globally. Our phones will go crazy next week with people wanting to play this exact course and they can."

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