The Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover will reopen to players on October 13 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).

During the closure, putting surfaces were switched from bent grass to a much more heat-tolerant TifEagle Bermuda grass. That switch should result in much firmer and smoother green surfaces, according to Golfweek.

Every bunker on the course was also renovated with fresh drainage systems, and several cart paths were relocated. Architectural changes were also made to holes 1, 2, 10, 14 and 18, according to the outlet.

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