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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 Dollar General Bowl features teams from the Sun Belt and Mid-Atlantic 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 Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, 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 Coastal Alabama 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 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:
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
City of Mobile
Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center
Dollar General Bowl
First Light Marathon
Ladd-Peebles Memorial Stadium
Mobile Sports Authority
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame
Port City Pacers
Reese’s Senior Bowl
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail