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3.9
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
73.5%
Recommend this course
91 out of 107 reviews
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3.6
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
55.6%
Recommend this course
5 out of 9 reviews
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3.7
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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2
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
61.1%
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11 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7055 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Purple 72 7055 yards 74.3 141
Orange 72 6527 yards 72.1 136
Orange (W) 72 6527 yards 78.6 141
White 72 6148 yards 70.3 133
White (W) 72 6148 yards 76.4 137
Silver 72 5546 yards 67.3 128
Silver (W) 72 5546 yards 72.8 128
Teal (W) 72 4974 yards 69.4 122
Teal 72 4974 yards 64.9 120
Scorecard for Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Purple M: 74.3/141 449 528 539 389 179 447 379 176 421 3507 414 446 483 189 389 390 205 440 592 3548 7055
Orange M: 72.1/136 W: 78.6/141 404 513 520 382 146 405 346 159 384 3259 379 393 465 162 348 366 172 411 572 3268 6527
White M: 70.3/133 W: 76.4/137 364 500 506 356 123 389 317 129 363 3047 361 373 440 137 333 353 165 396 543 3101 6148
Silver M: 67.3/128 W: 72.8/128 297 482 451 337 123 291 317 129 325 2752 279 350 410 116 333 346 145 352 463 2794 5546
Teal M: 64.9/120 W: 69.4/122 297 458 451 286 85 291 232 77 227 2404 279 305 410 92 251 321 145 304 463 2570 4974
Handicap 8 4 2 12 16 6 14 18 10 9 7 3 17 13 11 15 5 1
Par 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1992) Roger Rulewich (1992) Roger Rulewich (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.9
107 Reviews (107)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Forced Carries 14
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 14
Playing Multiple Courses 13
Group Getaways 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
In the 'Burbs 10
Worth the Drive 7

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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great RTJ course

Fun round. Excellent staff as always. Greens played well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Valley Courses - Great Course, Very Challenging

This was my first time playing the Valley Course at Oxmoor Valley. I had a great time and really liked The Valley course.
The course layout is great and lots of fun with many unique holes to make for an interesting and never boring round of golf.
The course was in excellent condition (greens, fairways, tee boxes, bunkers, etc.)
The biggest drawback of the course are the MANY non-repaired ball and pitch marks all over the greens. I cant believe a person leaves a large ball mark (very easy to see because there were MANY on every single green) and just leaves and does nor repaid a large ball mark on the green.
I paid the twilight rate and would HIGHLY recommend this course at that price. Great value for the price with the twilight rate.
I would highly recommend The Valley course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but not nice enough.

Guys at the bag drop A+. Young lady at front dest not so much. D. Starter A+. Course in great shape but I didn’t quite like the layout. I didn’t play my best, and I wasn’t feeling well. I played 15 holes and left because I felt terrible, but given the chance I probably wouldn’t care about playing the last three. Many people may like playing this course, I didn’t. Sorry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not up to par with other RTJ courses

$100 to play and they hit you for an additional $3-5 for range balls. Come on! When you pay $100 to play golf you should get range balls. Course shape was average...greens and fairways were nice but the areas surrounding the greens were not in great shape. Greens are very tricked up with huge amounts of undulation. On 18 of the Valley my partner had a 15 foot uphill putt….he got it all the way to the hole and it rolled back at him. Stupid! On two other occasions playing partners putted the ball past the hole where it continued to roll off the green and down the hill about 40 yards into long rough. Every single green was like putting on a roller coaster...and 2 putting from outside 15 feet was a huge challenge.

It was a beautiful sunny day and the parking lot was full of cars yet I saw the beverage cart one time. When I asked the ranger about it he said he would see what he could do...but nothing happened.

Big beautiful clubhouse but very limited in the restaurant/bar department. They close the kitchen at 4pm!!!! I guess they don't like people coming in after a round to have some drinks and eat a meal. Some of the players in my group did not get done before 4pm and as a result all 8 people in my group left and went to drink and eat somewhere else. The bartender (who said she was a manager) was very unfriendly and even a bit confrontational when we were puzzled as to why the kitchen would be closed. They probably lost at least $2-300 dollars from our group alone by closing the kitchen at 4pm..

I have played Ross Bridge as well as all 3 courses at Capitol Hill and loved them. This one was below par for the trail and I would not go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging course with wind and hills

On spring break golf vacation with my son. Beautiful course and nice individuals providing quality service. Biggest difficulty was the significant change in elevations and wind. Fairways and greens were nice, rough and areas around the green were in spring season condition. Overall, tough course to play after winter layoff.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Bring a fore caddie

I was very disappointed in this course as I've played othe rtj s courses that I loved.
Where to start
The lady checking me and in was not trained and couldn't answer simple questions
The starter didn't let me tee off at my tee time because the players they paired me with didn't show up.
As a result he let 5 foursomes who already played 18 go out in front of me and made me follow them for a 5 hour round.
The course was wide open at my tee time.
Bad course management.
The course is extremely difficult with many blind shots and lots of slopes,traps ,water,woods etc,therefore a gore caddie is needed. Otherwise you will lose lots of balls.
The course does not drain well with lots of wet areas( I was lucky to get 5 inches of roll on my drives which made it impossible for me to reach any greens in regulation)
There was not one friendly hole on the course and it is really designed for scratch golfers. Everyone else will find extreme trouble on every hole.
Cart to tee box and cart to green is a long way and hilly.
It is not for a player who cannot climb hills or you will never finish 18 holes.
Green are well protected so a perfect shot is required to reach the green.
An example is a 140 yard approach shot i hit at the flag which checked up,stopped and rolled left as the green sloped and went down off the green into a 30 foot ravine.
That is the type of frustration the course holds and I won't be back.
Wasn't a fun day.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet course

The short course but it was very wet and slippery walking.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Keeps me coming back

I play this whenever I’m visiting my daughter in BHM. Challenging, peaceful and lightening fast greens. Grady- the starter is great. Clubhouse staff is very friendly and accommodating. I wish I played slower because the setting is beautiful. Can’t wait to come back and play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Fun course

I’ve played both courses many times. Both are always is good condition and playable. Challenging second shots on most holes make it fun for skilled players. If you are not as skilled tee it forward

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

to much money

I did not care a whole lot for this course. I think it is over priced.It shouldn't be more than maybe $40. I guess your paying for the name Robert Trent Jones.I wont play that course again. It is not worth the 5 and a half hr drive.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ridge being renovated

The Ridge course is undergoing a minor facelift, resulting in a few cosmetic upgrades.

There is a ton of sod being layed throughout the course, mostly around greens and bunkers.

As for the bunkers, many are being overhauled through the course, rendering many GUR.

There are some cart path repairs as well, which were due.

The greens were still recovering from recent aeration, but weren’t bad - just slower than you would expect for these fall temps and bentgrass this time of year.

There is also some extensive tree removal being undertaken.

I would give this course a month and it should be back to somewhat normal playing conditions. Valley course may be a better option in the short term.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Below Expectations

Course conditions were certainly no pristine - lots of rough spots and areas that need work. After playing Highland Oaks on Dothan (excellent) we were disappointed with the condotions and pace of play here.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Ross Bridge

Hoping for more outstanding golf and was disappointed. Oxmoor Valley does not compare to Ross Bridge in every category.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ridge - Pretty Fantastic

Another gem in Birmingham. The Ridge greens are very, very nice. Dramatic elevation changes and blind shots. My brother and I loved this course. Several holes will jump up and bite you if you're not careful. We would definitely play here again!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Valley Course - Very Nice

My brother and I played 54 holes at the Valley Course. Great course!! Dramatic elevation changes and blind shots. On the day we played, the bunkers were not great. Very fluffy. There were several instances where we hit a ball into the face of the bunker and it either stuck into the face or buried completely in the sand. Also, no GPS in the carts and the pro shop doesn't sell yardage books. Overall, it's an awesome course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Tennessee Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout, fun course

The course layout is tremendous and fun -- lots of unique holes to make for an interesting and never boring round of golf. The course was in excellent condition, especially considering the recent dry heat. Seemed like people left a lot of pitch marks on the greens, but generally everything was well maintained.

Some members of the staff were very friendly; I even had a ranger drive a scorecard out to me on the 7th hole. Sadly, this was only necessary because the starter wasn't one the first tee as I was told he/she would be. Also some staff in the clubhouse and at the cart return were not very friendly.

I paid the twilight rate and would HIGHLY recommend this course at that price. If I didn't live three hours away, I would play here very regularly. As a weekend warrior, I RARELY pay the full rate of $80 to play golf anywhere, let alone somewhere I can wait a few hours to play for half the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Valley has cured grassing issue

This review is for the Valley course.

Course has responded well from a year ago. Grass has grown back in throughout and conditions were excellent.

Greens are firm but will hold a properly struck shot.

Bunkers still have a little too much sand in them for my liking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Short Course

A car issue forced me to miss my tee time on the Valley course. So I played the short course twice, from the tips and forward tees. Challenging, beautiful elevation changes, greens pretty large yet still require a accurate tee shot for a birdie. Only reason the pace gets 4 stars is my first round it was packed. Another great RTJ Trail value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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