Lake Traditions Begin at The Heritage

A transformative moment for Russell Lands, the debut of The Heritage offers the best in luxury lakeside living

Man in Russell Lands on Lake Martin

The name Russell Lands is synonymous with legacy, community and a love for the natural beauty of the lake and land. A timeless retreat nestled in the deep Southern Forest along the shores of pristine Lake Martin, Russell Lands is a place where generations gather to connect and enjoy the simpler things in life.

Russell Lands is a steward of the area’s beautiful natural resources and some of the most sought-after residential real estate across Lake Martin’s over 40,000 acres of pristine water and nearly 900 miles of shoreline.

Women in Russell Lands on Lake Martin

The Heritage

The Heritage, the newest community unveiled at Russell Lands, is a masterfully designed neighborhood featuring roughly 240 waterfront homesites with panoramic lake views and 130 wooded interior lots spread across 1,500 acres on 12 miles of shoreline. 

In July of 2022, Russell Lands debuted the first collection of 51 waterfront properties in The Heritage, and only a few homesites remain. With stunning designs from some of the most renowned lake home architects and designers in the South, The Heritage offers distinctive plans perfect for each family and unique homesite. 

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Family at the Benjamin Lake Club in Russell Lands on Lake Martin


One of the community’s distinctive amenities is The Benjamin Lake Club. The resident-owned club offers a stunning space to gather and enjoy an array of health-and-wellness amenities, all with breathtaking views of Lake Martin.

The Benjamin’s saline pool beckons just outdoors along with a nearby grill facility, eight tennis courts and full-service tennis pro-shop, and eight pickleball courts. A picturesque event lawn, fitness center, covered pavilions, firepits and waterfront beach area provide a backdrop for gatherings of all sizes. A community dock complex adds an element of convenience, as residents have the welcome choice to boat to the lake club from their home.   

Wicker Point Golf Club

The crown jewel of The Heritage is the highly anticipated Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed Wicker Point Golf Club private golf course, expected to debut in summer 2023. Wicker Point Golf Club is home to the only Coore & Crenshaw-designed course in Alabama.

Russell Lands selected Coore & Crenshaw, one of golf’s most respected architectural teams, due to their signature approach of honoring the land in their designs. 
Defined by its pine plantations, meandering creeks, and lakefront holes, the 18-hole course will emphasize the land’s natural beauty and serenity. Players will feel they are enveloped in the natural environment as they navigate through varying terrains and topographies, with each hole providing a unique and unforgettable challenge.  
The Wicker Point Golf Club clubhouse, designed by Hank Long of Henry Sprott Long & Associates, sets the tone for classic golf and an authentic Lake Martin experience. The wraparound porch will provide views of multiple holes with Lake Martin vistas in the background—all with a lake-house ambiance providing an ideal setting for dining, events or simply relaxing after a round. 
Accompanying the golf clubhouse, a standalone golf shop, complete with pro shop and men’s and women’s locker rooms, will also feature a “wind down” room, including a lounge area and adjacent bar.

Child jumping into Lake Martin

Lake Life

Russell Lands’ collection of communities means access to a variety of delicious dining options at SpringHouse, Kowaliga Restaurant, Catherine’s Market and the newly opened BRU 63 coffee shop.

Additionally, a full calendar of special events and live entertainment at Russell Crossroads and The AMP—an open-air amphitheater—ample hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and an on-site Naturalist who educates guests on the local flora and fauna mean a variety of fun for all ages can be found just minutes away from your door.  
Russell Lands is a destination for friends and families to reconnect, create cherished memories and share in new lake traditions. Don’t miss the life that will rewrite your heritage for generations. Sign up for exclusive updates at or call 256-215-7011.

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