The newest addition to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Ross Bridge Golf Course is a parkland style course masterfully carved into the rolling terrain of Shannon Valley in south Birmingham. Named one of the top new courses in the country, Ross Bridge has hosted the PGA Champions Tour and other national amateur events. The course meanders through indigenous landscape with ten holes along the banks of two large lakes connected by a spectacular waterfall dropping 80 feet between the 9th and 18th greens. A gristmill at the waterfall reflects the history of this old steel mining site. The beauty and challenge of of each hole leads many golf industry experts, PGA Professionals and daily golfers to believe there is not one signature hole but eighteen.
Like many of the RTJ Trail courses, the par-three holes are incredible. Considerable elevation changes combine with water and other natural obstructions to get your attention. Large green complexes provide many tempting pin locations that will test golfers' approach shot strategy. Several of the front nine holes play along a higher ridge above the rest of the course, offering scenic course views. Number 17, a par-4, plays to a well-guarded green with water winding down the right side of the sloping hole. The background is a scenic view of the ninth and eighteenth holes with the waterfall tumbling between. On the ninth, players must decide which side of the split fairway to aim for - a shorter but more dangerous route along the water's edge, or opt for a safer play leaving a longer approach to the elevated green. Bring your best game and enjoy the spectacular Ross Bridge Golf Course!