Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort And Spa In Alabama

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Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
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Located on the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa is a visual feast inside and out, with championship golf and a world-class spa. Even the lobby is transformed into an elegant art gallery featuring works by Nall, an internationally-renowned artist from Alabama.

Scottish castle exterior suggests grandeur inside

Ross Bridge Resort in the distance

The breath-taking view as you approach the entrance to the grounds of Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa will remind you of a castle in Scotland and begin to prepare you for the grand experience that awaits. Once inside, the ceilings of the lobby soar and plush seating areas, a gleaming ebony grand piano, and a massive stone fireplace greet you.

Guest rooms with amenities geared toward an exceptional stay

Guest room at Ross Bridge

Pillowtop mattresses and plush duvet covers outfit the beds while marble bathrooms with Aveda toiletries await through the door. All rooms include an oversized chair and ottoman for relaxing, an in-room safe, a coffee maker, an iron and ironing board, a writing desk with ergonomic chair, a flat-screen TV, an alarm clock and plenty of electrical outlets. With all of those amenities, you might choose to stay in your room and order room service.

Championship golf outside

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama is one of the finest in the world, and the portion of the trail at Ross Bridge was voted one of the 50 best in America. The 18-hole course is the fifth longest in the world. Golfers will find an amply-supplied Pro Shop, a putting green, a driving range and an instructor in case you desire private lessons. Locker rooms, showers and the Clubhouse Restaurant are waiting when you finish playing for the day.

In keeping with the Scottish theme, a bagpiper plays every day at sundown to call the golfers in from the course.

World-class spa facilities

Massage room at Ross Bridge Resort

After a day on the golf course, a massage can be booked and enjoyed in the resort’s magnificent spa. In addition to massages, other treatments and beauty options include manicures, pedicures, hairstyling, body wraps, therapy baths, facials and many others.

Restaurants on-site

renaissance birmingham ross bridge golf resort and spa in alabama | restaurants on-site

In addition to the Clubhouse Restaurant, which offers burgers, salads and casual fare, Ross Bridge Resort also has a coffee shop, GT’s Lounge, and a more upscale Mediterranean restaurant called Brock’s. At Brock’s, you can have a fine dining experience without the need to dress formally, along with an extensive wine list.

Brock’s offers a bountiful breakfast buffet for a fee, or you can get this included in your room rate at the time of booking.

Stay fit indoors or out

Outdoor pool with waterslide
Source: Connie Pearson

A large fitness center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or guests may enjoy the saltwater indoor pool, saltwater outdoor pool or a whirlpool. Towels are provided for all three pools, and children will enjoy the kiddie pool and waterslide.

Magnificent art in the lobby

Art by Nall in the lobby of Ross Bridge
Source: Connie Pearson

Nall, whose full name is Fred Nall Hollis, is a very famous artist from Alabama. His artwork is varied in subject and in the media used, but he appears to have a special fondness for florals. He maintains studios in Fairhope, Alabama, Monaco and Vence, France, and some of his famous clients include Ringo Starr and Prince Albert of Monaco. Nall is responsible for arranging art in all of the hotels owned by the Retirement System of Alabama, which also owns the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

His stunning works and those of other Alabama artists create a stunning gallery for visitors and guests at Ross Bridge.

Event and conference spaces

Set up for a wedding

The space available for weddings, conferences and a myriad of other events is already impressive with over 18,000 square feet (1,672 square meters). A full staff is available to assist with your plans to accommodate up to 1,200 people. In the future, the ballroom offerings will be expanded even further.

A launching pad for luxury or recreation

Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort and Spa in Hoover, Alabama, the largest suburb of Birmingham, is well-placed to experience a relaxed night or weekend, while still being near the attractions of the big city. Highly-rated restaurants run by Chef Frank Stitt (Highlands Bar and Grill), Chef James Boyce (Galley and Garden) and others are less than thirty minutes away. Shopping at The Galleria or The Summit are also within an easy drive.

Three important sites along the United States Civil Rights Trail are in downtown Birmingham, in addition to the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo.

Check in to indulge in golf or the spa then extend your visit to explore all that Birmingham has to offer.

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