The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge is two miles from the RTJ complex at Oxmoor Valley. A huge, “American Gladiator” where 18 unique holes extend over more than 330 acres and a whopping 8,200 yards from the back tees. Ross Bridge is “big and brawny, yet inviting to golfers of all skill levels.”Ross Bridge meanders through indigenous parklands, skirting the 262-room Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa. Designed for tournament play, Ross Bridge is an old-word parkland course. Water is in play on 10 of the 18 holes. Two man-made lakes, a spectacular, 80-foot waterfall dropping 80 feet between the ninth and eighteenth greens, and gristmill added to the waterfall that reflects the history of this old mining site are just some of the spectacular features of this, in opinion, the queen of the Robert Trent Golf Trail. Each of the 18 holes is a beauty and challenge all its own. Ross Bridge is a course with 18 signature holes. The par 5 seventh, for instance, where the fairway crests the ridge high above the course, and the 487 yard par 4 eighteenth, with water along the entire right side and the waterfall between the ninth and eighteenth greens, which some say is the toughest and most beautiful finishing hole on the Trail. If you can play only one RTJ course, you must play Ross Bridge.
Green Fees: from $90 to $125;
Reservations: call 1-800-949-4444
From I-65 take the Lakeshore Drive Exit 255) and go West 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Shannon Wenonah Road and go 1.3 miles. The entrance is on the left.
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge
4000 Grand Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35226