Dothan History

History

 

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In the 1960’s, wildcatters were scouring the countryside of lower Alabama looking for oil.  Wells were drilled all over Houston County.  The deepest well in the state of Alabama was drilled on the site of Dothan National Golf Club.  No oil was found, but the owners did discover a naturally flowing hot mineral spring.  The hot mineral waters come from a depth of 2,894 feet.  The temperature of the water right out of the well is 85 degrees.  We increase the heat to 102 degrees and pump the well into a one of kind indoor spa.  The spa is 5 feet deep by 20 feet wide by 20 feet long. The hot mineral water has been a source of relaxation and rejuvenation to our guests for decades.  While we cannot claim specific health benefits, our guests have told us that the pool’s water has numerous therapeutic properties. Guests with arthritis, sore muscles, and aching bones have commented on the healing properties of the pool. Fountain of youth?  Maybe.