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Welcome to Dogwood Hills Golf Resort & Gardens

A Golf Digest 4-Star Rated Golf Course (2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2009)

Located near the northern tip of Sand Mountain in Jackson County, this Golf Digest Four Star Rated course is an easy drive from cities throughout the tri-state area. The excellent layout will prove challenging enough for the accomplished golfer from the Gold Tees at 6670 yards, and fun for the average golfer from the Blue at 6297 yards or White at 5940 yards.

The  course features magnificent bent grass greens, well-maintained fairways and  tee boxes, plus plenty of sand bunkers and water hazards.  There are also practice greens and  a driving range. The clubhouse and dining area are large enough to easily handle  tournaments and large group outings.


Dogwood Hills Golf Resort and Gardens is conveniently located just off Interstate 59, 25 minutes south of Chattanooga.  The course was designed and built by owner, Bryce Slater.  Bryce and his wife, Doris, still run the course today... and if you're fortunate enough to live in Northeast Alabama, Northwest Georgia or in the Chattanooga area, it belongs on your "A" list of Places to Play.

As you turn off Highway 71, it's clear that this is an unusual property. The one-lane, paved road back to the club house is about a quarter mile long, and feels more like a family driveway than the entry to a golf course. Doris's touch is immediately evident, with garden areas dotted here and there, and more being installed all the time. Bryce's work is obvious once you step onto the course. Not only did he design the course, but he cleared it himself and managed the entire construction project.  Before the front nine opened, he even grew tomatoes in the fairways to help finance the operation.

The story of the building of Dogwood Hills is much longer than can be addressed on this page, but if… no, when... you play Dogwood Hills, be sure to ask Doris or Bryce a couple of questions, and then sit back and enjoy their company and the stories.


On April 17th, Bryce Slater passed away in the home he shared with his wife, Doris, on the Dogwood Hills property.  He will be missed.  Not only did Bryce design the course, but he also worked on it actively as long as he could.  He never seemed happier than when he was on a machine, keeping the course he loved in the best condition possible.
Before his passing, Bryce and Doris, both retired educators, had made arrangements to donate the golf course, clubhouse and 4 resort cabins to Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation.  "We have enjoyed watching the college grow and progress like it has", Doris says.  "We are very happy with our decision to make this donation."  Doris Slater will continue to manage the golf course as long as she wishes, according to Dr. David Campbell, President of NACC.



Contact Us

Just minutes off I-59, South of Chattanooga

Dogwood Hills Golf Resort & Gardens
26460 Alabama Highway 71
Flat Rock, Alabama 35966

Tel: 256.632.3634

Stay & Play in Northeast Alabama!

Dogwood Hills Golf Resort & Gardens is a wonderful place to enjoy an extended golf outing.  We have 4 beautiful log cabins, available to golfers who want to savor the quiet and peace of rural Alabama.  Call us at 256.632.3634 today to book your stay.
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