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Thanks to an abundance of warm, sunny days, golfing, sailing, boating, fishing or just relaxing by the water are options 12 months of the year.
Mobile has more than 25 golf courses in the metropolitan area, ranging from traditional Scottish links to rolling hills with tight fairways. Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail has two courses in the Mobile area, Magnolia Grove and Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear. The Wall Street Journal said the Trail “may be the biggest bargain in the country” and the New York Times called the Trail “some of the best public golf on Earth.”
Ladd-Peebles Memorial Stadium is home to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, pitting squads of college all-stars against one another, and attracting so many scouts it is sometimes called a mini-convention of NFL coaches. Ladd-Peebles is also home to the University of South Alabama Jaguars and regular season high school contests.
The annual GoDaddy Bowl brings more than 40,000 people to the Port City in January.
The Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center, near Langan Park, is the nation’s largest public facility, with 50 hard courts.
The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, play approximately 70 home games at Hank Aaron Stadium each year.
The University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, Bishop State Community College and Faulkner State Community College field teams in basketball, baseball, soccer and other team and individual sports for both men and women.
Mobile offers both deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and some of the South’s best freshwater fishing in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Thousands of runners from around the globe come to Mobile for the Azalea Trail Run, one of the fastest official 10K races in the country. The Port City Pacers are responsible for an almost non-stop string of races throughout the year. The annual First Light Marathon winds through Mobile’s historic neighborhoods.