Sports & Outdoor Recreation

Bama Lanes

520 15th St. Local: 759-2302

With 32 bowling lanes, AMF Bama Lanes is available for both league and tournament play.

Capstone Club of Alabama Golf

Exit 86 , 4 miles North of I-20/59. Local: 462.0590

Experience a $13 Million Gil Hanse Masterpiece. Play your next round or schedule your next tournament at the Capstone Club. This award-winning course and clubhouse make an ideal location for golf with friends or your next golf outing. Tee times and dates are available throughout the year.

Deerlick Creek Park

Local: 339-1558

Located on the popular Holt Lake, this campground has 46 campsites, fishing piers, a swimming beach, bicycle trail, hiking trail, and boat ramp. Admission charged.

Hidden Meadows Golf Course

13000 Old Cove Rd. Northport Local: 339-3673

Open 8 a.m. – dark, daily. 18 hole course located in a valley creating a scenic backdrop, featuring Bentgrass greens, Par 72. Twilight golf is offered beginning at 3 p.m. Directions: Hwy. 43 to Hwy. 171 W., turn left on Hwy. 171 W., then another left onto Shamblin Rd.



Holt Lake

Local: 553-9373 or 554-1684

Holt Lake is a narrow winding body of water which stretches for 18 miles and encompasses 3,200 surface acres. The lake lies six miles northeast of Tuscaloosa. Holt Lake was formed by the damming of the Black Warrior River at mile 347.0. Construction of the Lock and Dam was completed in 1966. Bald Eagles visit the lake in the winter. It is not unusual to see these birds from November to February. Holt Lake offers six daytime use parks for the public. There are facilities for boaters, swimmers, hikers, sightseers and picnickers. At some of the parks, there are picnic shelters for individuals or groups. For reservations call: 205-553-9373 or 205-554-1684. 

Lake Lurleen State Park

13226 Lake Lurleen Road Local: 339-1558 or Toll Free: 800-ALA-PARK

US 82 to County Road 21 to County Road 49. The 1,625 acre park is named for Alabama’s first female governor, the late Lurleen B. Wallace, a native of Tuscaloosa County. Camping available around a 250-acre lake. Biking trails offer a great view of the lake.


Lake Tuscaloosa

Lake Tuscaloosa is a 5,885 – acre water supply reservoir with 177 miles of shoreline. It has hosted local, regional and national fishing tournaments. Boat landings on the lake include: Binion Creek Boat Landing-floating dock available. Carroll’s Creek Boat Landing-Rock Quarry Boat Landing-floating dock available. Sharp’s Boat Landing-floating dock available.



Leland Bowling Lanes

1125 26th Ave. E. Local: 553-3467

With 32 bowling lanes. Leland Bowling Lanes is available for both league and tournament play.



Ol’ Colony Golf Course (public)

401 Old Colony Road Tuscaloosa. Local: 562-3201

Designed by  former PGA star, turned golf course designer, Jerry Pate. The course opened to rave reviews in 2000. Located on former farmland, the 18-hole facility features rolling fairways and beautiful, contoured greens. Enormous and historic oak trees are present throughout, adding to the beauty and character of Ol’ Colony. Open 7 days a week. For tee times call 205-562-3201.


614 Greensboro Ave. Local: 562-3220

The Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Authority (PARA) operates a variety of facilities and programs, including but not limited to, parks, athletic fields, walking trails and playgrounds, some of which are available free to the public. Visit their website for additional information.


5900 McFarland Blvd. E. Local: 758-7465

Roller skating, inline skating and kick scooters are welcome.




YMCA of Tuscaloosa Co.                     Benjamin Barnes YMCA

2405 Bryant Drive 2939                        18th Street

345-YMCA                                           759-4284

The YMCA offers a variety of facilities and programs, such as a year-round indoor heated pool, yoga classes, a weight room and more. Members from different locations are welcome and non-members may purchase a day pass.