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The Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Indulge your spirit of adventure in a luxuriously beautiful setting at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa. This award-winning golf resort is nestled in the rolling hills of Alabama’s breathtaking landscape. Spend your days challenging yourself at the golf course or enjoy indulgent spa treatments to rejuvenate. With its unique combination of modern amenities and southern hospitality, the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa provides an unforgettable experience for any traveler.

Renaissance Ross Bridge hotel.

The word renaissance refers to rebirth or revival and most often refers to art, literature, and architecture.  It seems appropriate, then, that Marriott Hotels’ trendy and upscale properties have the word renaissance in their names.

I was a guest at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa and had the opportunity to explore the facility. Located in a quiet residential golf community just minutes away from Birmingham, Alabama‘s best shopping centers and restaurants, it is full of European charm and Southern hospitality.

Large hotel building that looks like a castle.

An Inside Look at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Large chandelier with white sconces.
Entry Chandelier

The Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa was named one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2012 and 2008.  Other accolades include:

  • Winner of the “Best of the South” by Meetings South magazine in 2010.
  • Best Hotel Spas in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler in 2014.
  • Best Hotel Room Views in Alabama by al.com/Alabama Media Group in 2013.
  • Birmingham’s Best Spa and Babymoon by Birmingham magazine in 2014.
  • Golf Digest‘s Top Golf Resorts in 2012.
  • Golf Magazine‘s Top Golf Courses Silver Award in 2012.
Christmas trees in front of a large fireplace.
Fireplace and seating area on the main floor.
Wood paneled hallway at a hotel.

The walls of the corridors on the main floor are covered in rich wood paneling.

Dining

JT's Lounge bar.
JT’s Lounge

There are three places to grab a bite to eat at the resort:  JT’s Lounge, a cozy bar environment with plenty of screens to watch the big game, both inside and out; Brock’s, the resort’s signature restaurant which offers fresh, locally grown fare, as well as small plates; and the Clubhouse Restaurant which serves salad, burgers, and other classic American fare.

Outdoor dining on the patio.
Terrace at JT’s
View of stairwell from an upper level.
Brock’s

Championship Golf

Naturally, the main draw of the resort is the championship golf.  The premier Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail course was beautifully designed along the 330 acres of rolling green hills that are meticulously landscaped.  Along the course are a 1,000-yard cascading waterfall and two scenic lakes.

Golf course.

The course plays from 4,800 yards to 8,191 yards and was designed specifically for PGA tournament play.  It’s perfect for the casual golfer to tournament players alike.

Clothes for sale inside a golf shop.
On-site Golf Shop

Fitness Center

Ellipticals and exercise ball in a gym.

There are two workout areas on the lower level of the resort – one with cardiovascular equipment and one with free weights.  The resort also has two saltwater swimming pools, one outside with a small waterslide and one inside.

Indoor swimming pool.

The Spa

The full-service spa occupies 12,000 square feet on the lower level of the resort and offers everything from body wraps to waxing. The spa also carries high-end personal products such as Skin Authority and Babor available for purchase.

Candles and spa products for sale.

Guest Rooms

There are 259 guest rooms at the resorts and 11 suites at the AAA 4 Diamond rated property. The rooms come equipped with standard amenities such as an in-room safe and a coffee maker.  Wifi is available for an additional fee.

Two queen beds in a room.

The bathrooms are equipped with a separate bath and shower stall, granite counters, and are stocked with Aveda bath products.

Shower stall.

What’s really great about the rooms is the view of the golf course.  Some rooms also have a view of the outdoor pool and patio area.

View from a balcony overlooking outdoor swimming pools.
View from room 536

One unique feature about this resort is that a bagpiper plays every evening at sunset.  Activities are also offered such as story readings and cookie decorating for kids.  For adults, Cocktails and Crooners (sounds of local artists) takes place nightly from 8 until 11 pm.  Other activities for adults include Wine Wednesday and Castle Beverage Cocktail Tasting.

Gazebo surrounded by trees.

Location

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa is located at 4000 Grand Ave  Birmingham  Alabama  35226.

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