The Bridges Golf Club

4.1016058824 4.1 stars from 5 (151)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6860 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts or golf industry apparel must be worn at all times; T-shirts, tank tops and denim are not permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6860 yards 74.5 147
Blue 72 6514 yards 73.4 141
White (W) 74 6229 yards 77.4 136
White 71 6123 yards 71.1 141
Gold (W) 73 5730 yards 74.0 130
Gold 71 5625 yards 68.9 134
Green (W) 73 5229 yards 70.9 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 151 Reviews
5 stars:
57
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

124 out of 147 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include forced carries elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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u000003965418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Great Experience. Be Accurate!"


slaptheballaround's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing The Bridges for the first time. Cool layout, great yardages, tough greens. Don't recommend playing if you're not hitting the ball straight. If you hit it straight and your game is in good shape, highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play, but be prepared"


u000005215945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Bridges is in excellent shape:

-Smooth tee boxes

-Fairways like carpet

-Firm but true greens

For these reasons you must play there at least once - Just be mentally prepared. I played from the whites which is 6100 yds. I used driver 3 times. This is a placement course. Fairways are either narrow, or winding. If you do find a fairway then greens are usually accessable, but probably are not any flat puts. Nothing crazy mind you, but know where the undulations might be and try to stay below the pin.

I usually would not complain about a bad hole, but I am here: #14 is not a fair hole. I have no problem with a long hole, or a narrow one, but it seems the only reason this hole exists is to frustrate. the sign at the tee box reads(as close as I remember), "190 to gully/250 to carry." Tee shot is down hill, so maybe 230-235 to carry, but there is no room to miss left(tall growth) or right(hazard/OB). Just a narrow landing area over a 50yd chasm. So your lay up leaves you a 220-230 2nd shot up hill with long bunker on right side. Other than one simple par 3 the other holes provide a fair challenge - playing this course is good for your game - but #14 feels like a bad design that proves nothing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding golf challenge"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting and challenging layout and design. Need to bring your A game for this one. Great amenities and staff to boot.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course to okay"


u000006906752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing this course. The fairways and greens were in good shape. I recommend this course to avid golf players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004415834's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course, horrible owner"


birdiebid's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What an interesting round at The Bridges. We were very satisfied with the course and our round until the 16th hole when the group behind us “played through” by driving past us while we were teeing off. After informing them that we had been waiting for the group in front of us to to clear the fairway, they mentioned that one of the members of the foursome owned the course and that they didn’t see anyone ahead of us. We proceeded to play the hole when the group (including the “owner”) had to backtrack because they realized there was indeed a group ahead of us. To our surprise, instead of apologizing for attempting to play through without permission they mocked the location of our drives.

Considering the average conditions and the disrespectful management, I hope they took a picture of me because it’s the last time they’ll see me there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"On the hills of the Bridges"


mmet71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and the greens were in very good shape for this time of year. The round was a little slow at 4 hours and 45 minutes. The slow play was the group in front of us that was a hole behind and played from the back tee box with their 150 yard drives.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000004660751's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Under Construction"


jmcwhirt8's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was right near where I was staying and it was recommended to me the day before. If you do not hit the ball straight this course will punish you. For a course that is as nice as it is to not have GPS on the golf cart was strange I wasn't going to buy the golf book for $7 when I don't live in the area so that didn't make sense to me. The course was very wet when we played it didn't rain so they must water the course it made for a tough round and my clubs and shoes were full of mud when i was done.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Friendly Staff"


Paul6828852's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and was a little skeptical because of some previous reviews on the difficulty of the course and the lack of friendliness of the Staff. I'm very happy to report that I had an excellent experience. We checked in to the pro shop and the person was very friendly. When we told him it was our first time there, he went out of his way to tell us about where to get the carts, where to grab a cooler to use and ice, where the practice areas were and the bar and restaurant and the first tee. The starter was terrific too, giving us a few tips and being very friendly. He additionally came up to us on the course and brought us some balls. As for the course difficulty, I didn't find it as hard as I expected. Sure, there are some forced carries and landing areas that are smaller or slope to one side but I didn't think it was unfair. I was expecting lots of blind shots from the reviews I read, but there were none. I'm not saying it's an easy course and I did lose a few balls, but I felt the course was fair and was only penal when you hit bad shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/04/2017

Paul,

We appreciate your kind words, and thanks for your review. We take great pride in providing the best possible golf experience to our customers. We look forward to seeing you out on the course again soon!


"In repair"


debdurb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last rain washed out nine hole so you have to repeat hole number one to get in your 18 holes. The rest of the course looks fine. If you haven't played this course it's narrow and difficult . Be good to yourself and Lay up when necessary


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/04/2017

Thanks for your review. We apologize for the inconvenience of the hole closure on #9. Fortunately, we have completed our repair of the mudslide on #9, and it is now open for play. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


"Hole closed"


Tony6933113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Number nine was closed which was a bit frustrating but great course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/04/2017

Tony,

Thank you for your review. You will be pleased to know that we have now repaired the mudslide on hole #9, and it is now open for play. We look forward to seeing you out on the course again soon!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great track but challenging."


aliikane10's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The Bridges is one of the better courses in the East Bay Area. The layout is great and every hole is different. It is home of one of the biggest greens in the Bay Area, if not the biggest. Lots of elevation change which makes it tough. It plays pretty long because there are some long par 3s and par 4s. There is a lot of trouble off the tees but fairways are generally pretty generous and there is usually one side to miss it to. Green complexes are pretty difficult so bring your short game as greens are not the easiest to hit.

Facilities. Pretty nice big clubhouse with restaurant. Not much in the way of good practice facilities and everything is spaced far apart. Range is across the street. Mats only. Putting green in the range. Chipping green near clubhouse. Big nice putting green near entrance.

Condition. Condition of the course is usually very good. Greens are some of the better ones in the area for public courses. Usually quick greens but hold pretty well.

Pace of play. Good on weekdays. Weekends can play slower of course. Also, as mentioned before, The Bridges has one of the biggest greens (#16) in the East Bay Area if not the biggest. I paced it off at 75 yards long!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 07/15/2017

This is a fantastic review. You covered everything! Wait, how was the parking?! Thanks for the detail. I'm off to go thru any other reviews you have. Cheers!


"Bridges GC San Ramon"


Edgar5394330's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. One of the most challenging in area.


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



uooooo3564825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"bad start"


tom4880's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

i have been here 3 times and the front desk is always very rude to Golfnow customers if you don't want discounted tee times don't offer them! the course was in great shape weather was great everyone else was very friendly. why harass people for being Golfnow customers? i don't get it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on

Marshal needs to ensure pace of play does not resultin waiting on every tee box.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Bridges"


klefevre1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Be prepared to lose a lot of balls unless you hit it dead straight ... on the flip side, you will probably find a lot of balls. Try to play with someone with local knowledge... I didn't and paid the price. What I thought was a perfect tee shot turned into a lost ball more than once! There were a couple of drivable holes which was fun and made me feel like a pro! Others... better pull out the hybrid or you will be in the creek! The course was in great condition and good price on GolfNow! It was disappointing after the round when I wanted to grab a beer with fellow competitors and there was nobody tending a small, worthless little bar. It was basically shut down on a Wednesday at 5PM. Rather odd! But, you could just head down the road to The Firehouse No. 37


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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