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Valley at Oxmoor Valley Golf Course

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4.0
101
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
81.3%
Recommend this course
87 out of 101 reviews
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3.3
8
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
50.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 8 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
22
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.9
72.7%
Recommend this course
16 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7167 yards
Slope 146
Rating 74.9
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The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail At Oxmoor Valley
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Purple 72 7167 yards 74.9 146
Orange 72 6588 yards 72.1 139
Orange (W) 72 6588 yards 78.8 145
White 72 6021 yards 69.4 129
White (W) 72 6021 yards 75.4 144
Silver 72 5561 yards 66.6 119
Silver (W) 72 5561 yards 71.9 131
Teal 72 4924 yards 64.0 113
Teal (W) 72 4924 yards 68.6 119
Scorecard for Valley
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: 74.9/146 440 204 435 188 415 400 564 433 561 3640 475 361 506 207 552 407 178 400 441 3527 7167
Orange M: 72.1/139 415 174 391 171 375 369 509 396 541 3341 420 321 504 177 527 381 165 359 393 3247 6588
White M: 69.4/129 393 153 363 145 327 334 475 358 513 3061 393 273 490 147 502 335 120 337 363 2960 6021
Teal M: 64.0/113 W: 65.9/107 367 100 285 109 265 290 401 268 428 2513 284 230 461 107 441 295 81 302 210 2411 4924
Handicap 5 15 9 17 7 13 3 11 1 6 14 4 18 2 10 16 12 8
Par 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 36 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1992) Roger Rulewich (1992) Roger Rulewich (2006)

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

4.0
101

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Forced Carries 12
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Playing Multiple Courses 12
Group Getaways 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
In the 'Burbs 9
Worth the Drive 6

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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
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Shape

The course was in excellent condition and the pace of play was fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Keeps Me Coming Back

I have played this course many times since I live close by. It is one of my favorite Robert Trent Jones courses. The course is always in good shape no matter what time of year and the pace of play is almost always 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

RTJ Oxmoor Valley (Valley) - Fun, Fair Sibling to Ridge

The Good: The Valley course at RTJ Oxmoor Valley is a nice change of pace to the tough, rugged Ridge course. Starting off with a huge downhill tee shot to a wide fairway, golfers can take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery. Good variety of dogleg Par 4's and some great Par 5's, especially on the closing nine. Nice clubhouse supports all 54 holes and includes a dining area and large pro shop. Good practice facility, especially the amphitheater driving range that is a glimmer of what's to come. Really good value with rates under $80 during peak season.

The Bad: Green complexes could be in better shape. Par 3's are forgettable. Carts lack GPS. The clubhouse restaurant closes in the afternoon and doesn't serve dinner. Our golf trip group found this to be a glaring inconvenience.

The Verdict: While not as interesting a design as the Ridge, The Valley course is a more relaxing, fair test of golf for all skill levels. A great "second day" course for those partaking in a golf marathon.

Best Hole: The short Par 5 12th is a great hole that requires a drive over water. Depending on how much of the dogleg is chewed, a "go for broke" approach must avoid water again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

RTJ Oxmoor Valley (Ridge) - Best Course of the 54 Hole Complex

The Good: Oxmoor Valley is one of the first RTJ sites, built around a former US Steel mining area and you can sense the "quarry" feel on the Ridge course. Significant elevation changes and rugged terrain is the course's trademarks, with severely sloped fairways and extreme green undulation. Good course conditions and slick greens. Fun variety of Par 4's, one excellent Par 5 in particular, and a good group of Par 3's. Nice clubhouse supports all 54 holes and includes a dining area and large pro shop. Good practice facility, especially the amphitheater driving range that is a glimmer of what's to come. One of the better value courses I've played in a long time with rates under $80 during peak season.

The Bad: Green complexes could be in better shape. Carts lack GPS and the yardage markers are lacking. The course rarely has an even lie which can be difficult for the high handicapper. The clubhouse restaurant closes in the afternoon and doesn't serve dinner. Our golf trip group found this to be a glaring inconvenience.

The Verdict: The Ridge is the strongest of the two regulation courses at Oxmoor Valley and a unique golf course in the Birmingham area. Fun, very challenging and favors the fade!

Best Hole: The Par 5 3rd is the most demanding hole on the course and is the best of the 54 holes at the Oxmoor Valley complex. Requires three great shots and an approach to a green atop a huge rock cropping.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Puddles on greens

For my first time playing, I was disappointed. 1-2 inched of water to put through on greens. On course workers not friendly at all. I hope I have a better experience next time. The starter was only friendly person on course.

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

Great Course

Was hesitant after a bad experience the previous day at the Ridge Course at Oxmoor Valley, but this course is 180 degrees different. Very player friendly but challenging. The conditions of the course were good for spring. The pace of play was good, as well. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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