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The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge

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Contact

4000 Grand Ave
Birmingham, AL 35226
Jefferson County
Phone(s): (800) 949-4444, (205) 949-3085
Fax: (205) 290-0552
Website: www.rtjgolf.com/rossbridge
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge: #14

Description

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge is just two miles from the existing 54-hole complex at Oxmoor Valley in Birmingham, but it is light years away from the expected or ordinary. A big, muscle-bound course, its 18 holes sprawling over 330 acres and stretching almost 8,200 yards from the back tees, Ross Bridge is big and brawny, yet inviting to golfers of all skill levels.

The course meanders through indigenous landscape and around the 262-room Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa. Designed for tournament play, Ross Bridge is symbolic of an old parkland style course. Ten holes play along the banks of two man-made lakes connected by a spectacular waterfall dropping 80 feet between the ninth and eighteenth greens. A gristmill added to the waterfall reflects the history of this old mining site. The beauty and challenge of each hole leads many to believe there is not one signature hole but possibly eighteen.

Like many other Trail courses, the par three holes are incredible. Considerable elevation change combines with water or other natural obstructions to get your attention. Large putting surfaces provide many tempting pin locations that will test one's approach shots as well as their touch with the flat stick. But do not misunderstand the other holes are just as good.

The par 5 seventh traverses a ridge high above the rest of the course and the ninth will leave you speechless as it is time to decide how daring you are off the tee. The 487 yard par 4 eighteenth is arguably the toughest and most beautiful finishing hole on the Trail, with water down the entire right side and the waterfall cascading between the ninth and eighteenth greens.

 
Type Public
Holes 18
Architect(s)
Year built 2005
Guest Policy Open
Golf Season Year round
Metal Spikes Allowed Non-Metal spikes preferred
Driving Range Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Available Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays $65 - $125
Price Range Weekends $65 - $125
Credit Cards Accepted

Scorecard

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Black 72 8191 yd. 135 78.5
Purple 72 7446 yd. 127 74.9
Orange 72 6783 yd. 118 71.3
White 72 6200 yd. 117 68.7
Teal 72 5312 yd. 123 70.2

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