Not sure where AL165 enters into this. That I recall the resort is accessed directly from US431. In any case, I would either take 431 all the way (thru Phenix City) (431 is also 280 from I85 down to where 431 turns south in Phenix City) or take AL169 from Opelika to the zig zag at Crawford and then to 431 north of Seale.
10 extra miles to go all the way to Phenix City.
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