The Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover will reopen to players in October after a groundskeeping error by a crew member destroyed most of the course's greens last year.

The groundskeeping error in September 2022 was a herbicide mix-up that destroyed 14 of the course's 18 greens.

Ross Bridge in Hoover is one of 11 sites on the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail in Alabama, operated by Sunbelt Golf Corporation and owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).

Dr. David Bronner, chief executive officer of the RSA, said at a quarterly meeting of the Alabama Employees Retirement System on Tuesday morning that the RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge would likely reopen to players in late September or October.

"When we change greens, which we have to change them every 10 to 12 years, we close them in May and we open them in October. We got burnt last year at the start so we're out of business until October," Bronner said. "We may start in late September, but we'll see what happens. It's either September or October the golf course will be open."

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