RTJ Golf Trail: Oxmoor Valley (Ridge course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   RTJ Golf Trail: Oxmoor Valley (Ridge course) Est. 1992

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RTJ Golf Trail - Oxmoor Valley (Ridge course): Here at Oxmoor Valley on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, 36-holes of sumptuous championship golf await, but you'll have to decide for yourself if you prefer the more classical Valley course or the thrills-and-spills of the roller-coaster Ridge course. The Ridge's opening downhill par-4 and subsequent back-to-back par 5's will acclimatise you to the significant elevation changes and tumbling fairways that characterise much of the layout, most especially on the front nine. Rocky bluffs, occasional water hazards and large undulating greens all contribute to the sense of challenge, fun and drama on the Ridge course. Some of the carries from the tees, over ravines, gullies and water will strongly influence your success or otherwise at each hole. There are many visually impressive and captivating holes, such as the plunging downhill par-3 8th, played to a water-surrounded green. One of the best however, is saved until the very end. The par-5, stroke-index 1, 18th has the least amount of undulation of any hole as it runs along the top of a scenic wooded ridge back to the clubhouse. In this mainly tree-lined natural environment, where houses and roads are completely absent, Robert Trent Jones has created another course to savour - but don't for a moment expect to shoot your handicap on a first outing.

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Making Contact

Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses at Oxmoor Valley
100 SunBelt Pkwy,
Birmingham, Alabama AL 35211
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 949 4444
Pro Shop   +1 (205) 942 1177
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Email   oxmoorvalley@rtjgolf.com
Website   www.rtjgolf.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb, with some long tee-to-green walks.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7055 6148 4974
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.5 70.1 68.4
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Valley Course (7149 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-54 Short Course (3360 yds from mens tees).
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How2Get There?

8 miles SW of Birmingham
From the I-65 (just south of Birmingham), take exit 255 and head west on Lakeshore Parkway. After approx 2.5 miles turn left at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail sign into Shannon Wenonah Road. After 1.3 miles turn left into Sunbelt Parkway and follow signs to golf clubhouse.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' May): $64. Reduced 9-hole and junior rates. [Above rate based on best info available at the time. Contact club for current actual rates, seasonal and other discounts, RTJ Golf Trail passes and Trail Cards] Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.   Must book in advance. Bookings can be made directly with each course or via Central Reservations on +1 (800) 949 4444 (toll free) or +1 (205) 942 0444 or e-mail to reservationsrequest@rtj.com.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at certain times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

From the rocky bluffs and excavations particularly around the par-4 4th and par-3 5th holes, you may not be surprised to discover that Oxmoor Valley was established on former mining land owned by U.S. Steel. Not far from Ross Bridge is the steel making town of Bessemer, named after the English engineer, Sir Henry Bessemer, who gave his name to one of the key pieces of equipment used in early steel making, the Bessemer Converter. >> ABOUT THE RTJ TRAIL (See Where2Golf.com entry for Silver Lakes - Did You Know section).

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Location

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Latitude: (33.419460)
Longitude: (-86.877866)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa 5-star
4000 Grand Ave, Hoover, AL 35226
+1 (205) 916 7677
www.marriott.com

Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa is an upscale full service resort, convenient to the city's business centers and attractions. The resort reflects a comfortable sophistication using natural materials accented by modern services. DIRECTIONS : See How2Get There above.

Golf at this hotel Ross Bridge
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Golf within 5 miles Oxmoor Valley (Valley and Ridge courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Bent Brook; Eagle Point
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Hampton Inn Birmingham I-65 / Lakeshore Drive 
30 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209
+1 (205) 313 2060
www.hamptoninn.com

The Hampton Inn Birmingham I-65 / Lakeshore Drive is located just off I-65, only five miles from downtown Birmingham. DIRECTIONS : From I-65 take exit 255 (Lakeshore Drive). Head west on Wildwood Pkwy, then right on State Farm Pkwy.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Oxmoor Valley (Valley and Ridge courses); Ross Bridge.
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Golf within 20 miles Bent Brook; Eagle Point
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