Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Ross Bridge

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Ross Bridge

Ross

4000 Grand Ave
Birmingham, AL 35226-6201

(205) 949-3185

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Resort & Real Estate Development

18

2005

Jim Newton

Roger Rulewich, ASGCA/Bobby Vaughan

$136 weekend
$136 weekday
- twilight

Not Available

8191

72

Bent

Bermuda

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Overall Rating 5 out of 5 based on 236 user reviews
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06/28/22
Beautiful course, 10/10 recommended
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06/15/22
Birmingham Alabama has a lot of options for golfers, both residents, and visitors. There are nearly 40 public, private and municipal courses within a 20-mile radius of downtown Birmingham, including the infamous Shoal Creek Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus which has hosted a couple of PGA Championships, as well as several courses accessible to the public. Arguably, none are as fine as Ross Bridge and the two championship courses at Oxmoor Valley.

Ross Bridge and Oxmoor Valley are part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the largest golf course construction project ever attempted. The trail was the brainchild of Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama whose “build it and they will come” mentality paid off.

The RTJ Golf Trail consists of 469 holes of championship golf on 26 golf courses at 11 sites across the state of Alabama. Some sites have multiple 18-hole layouts, others offer several 9-hole courses. Some are executive-length courses, some will make the best golfers in the world cringe. Some are affiliated with neighboring hotels, some are stand-alone. But one thing they all have in common is that they were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr and use the natural topography of the land. Whether you’re playing one of the many championship layouts or a “short course,” all are immaculately maintained!

Over the years I have had the opportunity to play several of the RTJ Trail courses and ultimately my goal is to play them all. Ross Bridge is my favorite and has been for many years. From the back (Black) tees, Ross Bridge plays 8,191 yards and is one of the longest golf courses in the world; thankfully there is more than one set of tees. In fact, there are 5 sets of tees offering several manageable distances: Purple (7,446), Orange (6,783), White (6,200), and Teal (5,312). It was cart path only the day we played so we opted for White, not that perfect weather would have made any difference!

The first two holes can either make your day or have you looking for the beverage cart early in the round. Ross Bridge starts you off with one of my favorite holes. The Par 5, 1st hole plays 511 yards and is handicapped #3 for men and #1 for women. The large pond that comes into play on your layup and approach shots creates somewhat of a double dogleg and makes you choose between carrying your layup shot over the water or laying up short of it. Either way, you’re looking at an uphill/blind approach shot into an elevated green guarded in front by two large, cavernous bunkers.

After your uphill climb from the first green to the second tee box, you’ll be happy to know that the 2nd hole is significantly downhill and, from the White tees, Number 2 plays a mere 322 yards. It’s a dogleg left with trees and sand at the corner of the dogleg that can be carried with a good drive. Most players opt for something less than a driver off the tee and play their shot slightly right of the left-hand fairway bunker. It’s a safe strategy unless you hit it too far and go through the fairway. Success off the tee will leave a short pitch into one of Ross Bridge’s smallest greens guarded on the right by sand and left and long by that pond you dealt with on the first hole. Pars or better on both of these holes will have your day off to a great start.

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail offers some incredible Stay & Play packages. The Renaissance Ross Bridge offers golfers the chance to relax in the style and comfort associated with the Renaissance Hotel group. Each room and suite is equipped with elegant furnishings, luxurious bedding, and a private balcony that offers astonishing views of Alabama’s hilly countryside. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, dinner, or something in between, you have several dining venues on the property to choose from including Brock's, The Clubhouse Restaurant, and JT's Lounge. Other hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. There is also a full-service spa to help you rejuvenate after tackling those monster links.

For more information on these or any of the other amazing properties along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, visit them online
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05/29/22
Great
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05/02/22
Awesome
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05/01/22
Best public course in Birmingham
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04/09/22
Good
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03/13/22
Stunning views, challenging and rewarding layout
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03/04/22
Great course
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12/16/21
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12/01/21
Oh wow! This was a long hard course that enjoyed to the max! Beautiful landscapes and not too crowded. My husband and I played alone and we weren’t pushed (we played it in 4 hrs 20 minutes. I’d go back anytime!
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10/12/21
Fav
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09/30/21
Big yard
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09/08/21
Great track. Huge greens
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06/20/21
Excellent Course !!
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05/22/21
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05/22/21
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05/19/21
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04/28/21
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04/21/21
Awesome!
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04/05/21
Great
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03/28/21
Fun
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03/18/21
Beautiful the Escalade of golf courses
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03/09/21
Great
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03/08/21
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03/07/21
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02/28/21
beautiful property
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02/28/21
big course, very big. fun to play.
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12/21/20
good
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12/10/20
NA
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11/09/20
Awesome Course
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11/06/20
beautiful fast greens
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11/06/20
Great course
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10/17/20
Beautiful Marriott Hotel and Golf Facility. Awesome!! : )
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10/13/20
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09/27/20
Best course on the trail!
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09/09/20
Great place to play
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09/05/20
Course looks amazing!! Will be back
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08/20/20
Na.
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08/17/20
Awesome course. Picture worthy on every hole.
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08/05/20
Nentjtk
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07/30/20
Greens needed care
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07/30/20
Great
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07/30/20
Course was in great shape
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07/05/20
Awesome
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06/24/20
Still some grass growing into bare batches on outer areas of fairways
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06/23/20
Very nice
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06/06/20
It was great
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06/06/20
Thanks
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05/31/20
Best course I have played in a decade. Thank you for a great time.
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05/31/20
Great
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05/03/20
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04/26/20
Always a great course!
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04/02/20
Great
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11/20/19
Great course. A lot of elevation change.
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11/20/19
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11/07/19
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10/06/19
Excellent
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09/30/19
Just beautiful
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08/31/19
Great experience
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08/25/19
Great course and no better place to end a golf trip down in Bama.
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08/24/19
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08/18/19
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07/10/19
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07/06/19
A
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06/26/19
100!
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06/21/19
Such a wonderful place for a round of golf
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06/03/19
Great Course
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05/30/19
Great course. If I had to guess what Augusta National looks like with the hills I would compare it to that.
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05/27/19
An
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05/17/19
Great place
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04/16/19
Wide open. Well maintained
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04/15/19
Tough course
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03/08/19
Great
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02/16/19
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10/20/18
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10/20/18
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10/12/18
Great course beautiful scenic views only issue was the greens little heavy with spike marks.
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10/12/18
Greens are soft and show signs of play. Spike marks and ball marks everywhere.
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10/11/18
Everything was great except for some of the greens. Some of them were very patchy in spots with either sand around the edges, “muddy” areas or un-repaired ball marks. It could have just been the time of year in the fall, but everything else was great.
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09/30/18
Greens were a mess. But everything else was great
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09/08/18
The Ross Bridge Course was beautiful and a great layout. They gave a little discount because the greens were struggling from the heat.
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08/19/18
Greens were terrible. They were burnt up.
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08/12/18
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07/21/18
Awesome track
Very hilly challenging course
Tough driving
Lot of water
Demanding second shot
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07/04/18
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06/24/18
Real nice
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06/17/18
Great
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06/11/18
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06/05/18
Cool!
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06/03/18
Awesome!
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06/01/18
So big
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05/31/18
Good
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05/25/18
A must play
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05/25/18
Dope
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05/14/18
Spectacular
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05/14/18
Great course but no one fixes divots on the greens. Terrible condition.
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05/03/18
Awesome
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04/28/18
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04/04/18
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02/23/18
awesome
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11/29/17
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10/23/17
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10/15/17
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09/22/17
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08/23/17
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08/23/17
Great
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05/09/17
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04/18/17
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04/07/17
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04/06/17
K
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03/26/17
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12/26/16
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10/18/16
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09/23/16
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09/17/16
Great course
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09/17/16
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09/07/16
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08/25/16
6500 mixed tees
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08/25/16
Good
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08/14/16
None
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08/11/16
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08/01/16
Q
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07/15/16
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07/06/16
Nice
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06/23/16
Na
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06/20/16
great!
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06/18/16
awesome place
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06/14/16
High price for a long but average golf coarse.
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06/11/16
Beautiful
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06/07/16
Yay
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05/29/16
Amazing
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05/21/16
Hard
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05/11/16
Hilly
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05/01/16
Great
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04/30/16
Nice layout!
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04/28/16
beautiful
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04/28/16
Nice course.
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04/27/16
K
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04/26/16
Very nice
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04/17/16
B
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04/08/16
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04/03/16
Beautiful course and facilities.
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03/20/16
Awesome
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03/17/16
Doesn't get any better
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03/13/16
big
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12/16/15
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10/25/15
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09/23/15
Great
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08/10/15
Great track
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06/23/15
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05/03/15
Exceptional
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05/02/15
Come on
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04/09/15
Txp
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03/07/15
Love the course
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12/01/14
Frost delay, but otherwise great round
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10/28/14
Lovely course. More expensive than other RTJ courses, but additional perk of GPS in the cart.
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10/26/14
Great course fast big greens
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10/25/14
best course on the trail
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10/17/14
Great
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10/05/14
Great course.
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09/01/14
nice course.
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08/27/14
Great
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08/10/14
Great
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07/11/14
Good course, good condition. challenging but fair
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06/28/14
Amazing course - all around one of the finest on the RTJ Trail!
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06/10/14
Great
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05/25/14
It was in great shape.
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04/12/14
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03/30/14
Great day
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11/12/13
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10/21/13
Augusta like
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09/29/13
One of the best I've played
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09/15/13
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09/08/13
A great course!!! Very well kept and taken care of. The only problem I had was on hole 10 a hole in the green caused the ball to bounce and cause a par instead of a birdie. And really made me mad... The staff got an earful and then I finished playing!
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09/05/13
Very nice; not a walking course. Spread out. Nice shape.
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09/02/13
In great shape
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08/31/13
Nice
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08/04/13
Greens in bad shape but otherwise very nice.
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07/07/13
Awesome
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06/22/13
Sharpen your driving
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06/22/13
Get your walking shoes out.
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06/21/13
Fantastic
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06/03/13
Great course wish rain would have stayed away
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05/25/13
Excellent
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05/21/13
Very nice course with some beautiful holes!
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05/20/13
Best conditions I've played this year! But better bring your insect repellent spray, you'll thank me later.
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05/18/13
Great course. Challenging but fair.
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05/17/13
Beautiful course but too up
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05/05/13
Beautiful!!
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05/04/13
Loved every minute of play on this beautiful course!! Spectacular
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04/30/13
Absolutely fantastic course. Beautiful and fair.
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04/27/13
Nice
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04/25/13
Awesome
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03/28/13
It was in goo shape
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03/23/13
Great
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03/17/13
Gorgeous
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03/09/13
8200 from the tips!
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02/23/13
Great course even in February
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12/17/12
X
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11/10/12
Amazing!!!!
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11/06/12
Hate starting with blind tee shot with fairway that slopes to water. Lousy pin placement no 4, enjoyed 6 - 18
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10/27/12
Fantastic course!!!
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10/26/12
Tough course but well maintained.
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10/25/12
Beautiful course! Excellent condition. One of the best I've played.
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10/11/12
Excellent course
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10/01/12
Long and tough
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09/15/12
Awesome
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09/09/12
Wonderful!
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09/09/12
A wonderful treat!
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09/08/12
Outstanding
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08/13/12
One of the best
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08/12/12
L
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08/11/12
Great
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07/18/12
Beautiful course. Would love to play again.
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07/17/12
Great course. Too expensive compared to the other RTJ courses
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07/10/12
Great course
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07/02/12
Amazing
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07/01/12
Awesome
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06/29/12
Hard but absolutely beautiful!!!
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06/18/12
Great course
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06/03/12
Beautiful but pricey. Areas off of cart paths are poorly maintained.
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05/21/12
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05/08/12
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05/07/12
Awesome
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04/11/12
Wow are these greens fast! Very nice track, fair and tough. Play it at least once
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04/08/12
Great
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04/07/12
Solid course
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03/21/12
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03/19/12
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03/18/12
More than I like to pay for golf, but good course.
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01/19/12
Great course, generous fairways. Excellent facility.
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12/24/11
Great layout in great shape
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
Bward40 97 75/140 06/28/22
ChampAU 90 72/134 06/26/22
TCarse 90 72/134 06/26/22
sweeptheleg 78 72/134 06/23/22
TCarse 82 72/134 06/23/22
sweeptheleg 84 72/134 06/22/22
Sigmadre 81 70.2/129 06/21/22
sweeptheleg 85 71.8/131 06/21/22
TCarse 43 35.9/131 06/21/22
ChampAU 87 71.8/131 06/21/22
sweeptheleg 89 72/134 06/20/22
TCarse 93 72/134 06/20/22
TCarse 86 71.8/131 06/14/22
TCarse 88 72/134 06/12/22
sheheane 93 72/134 06/12/22
TCarse 90 71.8/131 06/08/22
sweeptheleg 84 71.8/131 06/08/22
ChampAU 99 72/134 06/05/22
Hporter 88 72/134 06/04/22
coachhhicks23 79 72/134 05/22/22
mepitts88 93 72/134 05/14/22
mepitts88 97 72/134 05/14/22
ericwik 87 68.1/125 05/04/22
RickyFlynn 109 78.4/147 05/02/22
Santino_2329 80 72/134 04/29/22
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Black M 78.4 147
Orange M 72.0 134
Purple M 75.0 140
White M 69.5 128
White + M 70.9 129
Teal W 70.5 126
White W 75.5 136
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