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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.”
Hancock-Whitney Stadium is home to the University of South Alabama’s Jaguars, and is located on USA’s main campus. The stadium is also the new home of 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.
The annual Lending Tree Bowl held at Hancock-Whitney Stadium features teams from the Sun Belt and Mid-American conferences each December, drawing thousands of fans to Mobile.
The Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center, near Langan Park, is the nation’s largest public tennis facility, with 60 hard courts.
The University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, Alabama Coastal Community College and Bishop State Community College field teams in basketball, baseball, 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 event of its kind in the world.
Thousands of runners from around the globe come to Mobile for the Azalea Trail Run, one of the premier 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.
To learn more about sports and recreation in the Mobile area, visit these websites:
AFC Mobile – Mobile’s Minor League Soccer Team
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
City of Mobile
Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center
Lending Tree Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Memorial Stadium
Mobile Sports Authority
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame
Port City Pacers
Reese’s Senior Bowl
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
University of South Alabama’s Hancock-Whitney Stadium