Bridges - The Champion at Firewheel Golf of Garland

4.3606823529 4.4 stars from 5 (117)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3474 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 36.8
  • Layout

  • 1535 E. Brand Road, Garland, TX 75044, Dallas County
  • (972) 205-2795
  • (972) 205-3965, (972) 495-9280
  • www.golffirewheel.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Dick Phelps (2001)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent grass
Fairways: 419 Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required at all times
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3474 yards 36.8 130
Blue 36 3236 yards 35.4 127
White 36 2902 yards 33.9 123
Red (W) 36 2614 yards 35.9 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 117 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

112 out of 116 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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Reviews


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u000004071636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was challenging & fun to play. the pace of play was slow. There was no cart girls on front or back nine!! That was extremely disappointing. The pro shop did not inform us. Be sure to ask before starting your round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



Charliechen5168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u9804332's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



cesare01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



oakley01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


KBDuffer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time to play here. Really hot day and that kept some inside. Greens need some attention. Too many muni players don't respect the course enough to repair ball marks. Too bad. Overall a fairly easy course for beginners to intermediate players. Good value for the money. I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great local course"


Jeffrey6944411's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

My favorite of the Firewheel courses, there are 3 9 hole courses, so you get a different 18 each time (The Master is my favorite). Layout is interesting, not a ton of carries, but plenty of dog-legs and risk-reward shots. Rough it pretty thick, but the fairway is nice. Staff is always great and the practice facilities are top notch.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u7357175's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



sharkstooth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No cart girl"


u000007671950's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No cart girl, poor condition overall. Water station worn out.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice"


KMead's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. There are a couple of tight fairways but other than that the greens are in great shape as well as the fairways.

We finished around 8 and the bar was closed so we couldn't have an after round drink on the patio like we have been at other locations. Other than that, great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Firewheel June 11,2017"


jmskinner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found the course in great shape. Greens well tended but hard to read. Fairways filled in and easy to hit from. Best I have seen in years.

Had 11 tee time and got off right on time. Pace of play a bit slow (4 hours 15 minutes) but I think the wind (15-20 gusts ) had something to do with that.

Well worth the 35 minute drive from Flower Mound. Will go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course offers everything a major country club offer."


u000001045247's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course is ALWAYS in great conditions. One of few daily fee courses that offers bent grass greens. The food is good. Its a must play for all avid golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1246456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Conditioning"


jmungo1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bent grass greens were in great shape. The fairways were also in great shape. The course was running firm and fast. Although a challenging course, I felt the playing corridors provided enough room to hit driver often. Played 18 holes in 2:55 minutes. In summary, one of the better courses in the DFW area when you consider course playability and conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Lonnie9787586's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"What Wind?!"


Rick9568434's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

In spite of 35 mile an hour gusts, this course was worth the effort and the money. Greens were great!

Fairways had very few tight lies. The only real complaint is that the fabric liner of the bunkers was barely covered with sand in some of the bunkers. Ask me how I know. The tee boxes were in really good shape. On Champions, #7 par 3, king is wet, and so is right. The Master's 9 was in equally as good condition. Get out to Firewheel before it gets hot!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


jcook1313's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect bentgrass greens, good green surrounds, tight but good fairways. The Masters 9 is a little quirky but still a challenge. Very windy made it nearly impossible to hold a ball on the greens downwind. Great course, especially if you get it for $25 like I did. Very much a parkland course as you play through the trees and around the creeks and wetlands. Easy access from PGBT helps the appeal, but also helps make it crowded at times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Bridges at Firewheel"


TheOBchef's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Dallas Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This Course has 3 sets of 9 holes: Masters, Champion and Tradition. This review is for Champion and Tradition. The Champion course is fairly straight forward with its placement of bunkers and water hazards. The greens and fairways are currently in great shape. The Tradition has houses on almost every hole. For the most part they are back far enough that it should not make a difference. Placement of shots is key on this 9. Number 7 has a blind second shot as well as number 9 having and elevated green over water. Again the greens and fairways are in great shape. Will play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Bridges"


u000008223083's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape. The GREENS ARE EXCELLENT.

With so many DFW golf courses with terrible greens that should be shut down, it was great to play a real golf course.

Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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