Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa has been named to Golf Magazine’s 100 best golf resorts in North America. Located in Hoover, Ross Bridge was ranked as one of the top 25 Buddy Trips in North America.
Part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail developed by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, this was the first time Ross Bridge was named to Golf Magazine’s listing. More than 3,700 golfers reviewed 250 golf resorts across North America for Golf Magazine’s ranking. Once the selection process was complete, the magazine’s panelists and editors then categorized the locations into luxury, buddies, general excellence and family categories.
“To be compared with iconic golf venues such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Bandon Dunes, Broadmoor, Greenbrier and others showcases the quality of golf experience we deliver in Alabama,” said John Cannon, president of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
Ross Bridge, designed by Bobby Vaughan and Roger Rulewich on 330 acres, is one of the longest courses in the world at 8,191 yards, but offers multiple tees for golfers of all levels. Carved into the rolling terrain of the Shannon Valley, the golf course features 10 holes along the banks of two lakes. Considerable elevation change combines with the water and other natural obstructions to make the course a challenge.
Located on the heart of the course is the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, which features 259 rooms with 15,500 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and The Spa at Ross Bridge, offering custom treatments.
Over the past 27 years, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail has welcomed more than 13 million golfers to Alabama.