RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge


5+ (5 gold): one of our top-rated 5-star courses, worhty of 5½ stars.
   RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge Est. 2005

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Ross Bridge: The latest addition to Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is arguably the best. This newcomer is stunning - a big dimension course in which an outstanding and visually impressive layout combines with beautiful lakeside and woodland scenery. Its no wonder people are talking about this as a future Major championship course. Water, in the form of good-sized and sometimes steep-sided lakes, will be a menacing companion for over half the holes - from the challenging opening par-5 through to the closing, lake-hugging par-4.

The constantly undulating terrain here is nicely broken up by tall pine trees, which are sufficiently spaced to allow you to see through to other parts of this wonderful course. The large and occasionally super-size greens are fast and full slopes and borrows - a real test of your putting game and nerve. Occasional housing plots do not seem to intrude into the naturalness of the surroundings here, and the turreted Renaissance hotel also fits well with its surroundings.

With additional features such as a working watermill, which doubles as the restrooms at the across-the-water par-3 4th, and a tumbling waterfall splitting the 9th and 18th greens, Ross Bridge is all set for a special place among the USA's top golf courses. Without doubt, this is golf with wow factor stamped all over it.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Ross Bridge
4000 Grand Ave,
Hoover, Alabama AL 35226
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Office   +1 (800) 949 4444
Pro Shop   +1 (205) 949 3085
Fax

 

Email   rossbridge@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 and residential.
 
Designer: Roger Rulewich & Bobby Vaughn
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 8191 6200 5312
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 78.5 68.7 70.2
 
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How2Get There?

10 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 approx 1.5 miles continue straight across into Ross Bridge Parkway. Follow signs for approx 1 to Rennaisance Resort hotel and golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' mid-Nov): $136 (golf cart included). 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
Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Every evening at Ross Bridge a piper strolls the grounds, reminding us of the Scottish origins of the Royal & Ancient game >> In 2007 Ross Bridge hosts its first top level tournament, the US PGA Champions Tour Regions Charity Classic (see Tournament details by Venue) >> Not only does the GPS system on the carts give you information about the course, and your exact location on it, but it also keeps you up-to-date with all the latest sports scores via a CBS Sportsdesk information feed >> Ross Bridge itself lies just beyond the course. It is a stone bridge dating from before the Civil War, which reputedly proved its indestructibility when it withstood Yankee attempts to blow it up. >> 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: (33.397482)
Longitude: (-86.882544)
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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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