With golf friendly weather virtually year-round, Birmingham is home to some of the region’ s premiere public courses. Among the handsome courses in the greater Birmingham area are two that are part of the nationally-acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a collection of 468 holes of championship-caliber golf at 11 sites across Alabama. The Oxmoor Valley course is a 54-hole facility sculpted from the peaks and valleys of the Appalachians, with creeks, scenic forests and challenging elevation changes. The 18-hole Ross Bridge course, the world’s third longest golf course, is beautifully carved into the rolling terrain of Shannon Valley and challenges even the best golfers. Fees.