The Bridges Golf Club

4.0819176471 4.1 stars from 5 (138)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6860 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 9000 S Gale Ridge Rd, San Ramon, California 94583, Contra Costa County
  • (925) 735-4253
  • (925) 735-4256
  • www.thebridgesgolf.com

Year built: 1999
Type: Public
Greens: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

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: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 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 138 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

112 out of 134 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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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
Top 1000 Contributor
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



ShariScott's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Can't wait to go back"


Nathanp24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a gem of a golf course! Was the golf course difficult? Yeah. Did it matter? No! I find it funny when people complain about the difficulty of a golf course or the wind or weather etc. This golf course is immaculate and I couldn't ask for anything more. The greens are firm and fast and roll true. The bunkers are all well maintained and in great condition. The staff even cleaned our clubs at the end of the round! If you're looking for that true private country club experience this is the place to go!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I will come back"


u000005108339's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice experience indeed. The only strange thing about it was that we (me and my brother) were set up with 2 other guys in a four ball. The course was empty. we didn't se any other player the whole round. Thats the reason the round took us 5 hours to finish. The course i beautiful, in immaculate condition.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Only for Target Golfers"


greebs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Bridges is really well maintained and a challenging course but ... it's SO narrow, that with the undulations in the fairway, it's really hard to not get into trouble off the tee on so many holes. Unless you can really control your shots, expect to lose more balls than you're used to.

The problem there, too, is that this is the layout of pretty much the entire course. Even though the holes are quite beautiful and present their own challenges, most of them feel like other holes you've just played, and that's not quite so fun.

I would recommend this to anyone who can control their woods and driving irons, as it's a good challenge. But if that's not your speciality, it's going to be a frustrating day.

Again, the course is in great shape and everyone there was super helpful and friendly, but hoo boy it was rough for an average (19-20 handicap) golfer like me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Very Tough in Very Unusual Gale Force Winds"


scmaota's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never had forced carries off the blue tees with gale force winds where your mind thinks, I might not make it. From the blacks, yes, in the wind, you might go back to blues. But the blues where 10-20yds in front of the whites and still the forced carries, if you never have been before, are the best I have ever seen. I must return to this trak for revenge. Loved my round although I did shoot 106. Very tuff trak if you have never been.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Jeffrey7519723's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course after a very rainy period. Would

be a great course with bettor weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad / unprofessional pro shop"


WalkOn's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a time booked with GolfNow. It was full rate.

Bridges cancelled it on the morning of the round. Luckily I saw while getting ready to leave and called them. They said "you need to call golfnow, that time has been booked for 10 days". Umm.. nice try. Bad liars. There's a reason this place has bad reviews.

If bridges doesn't want golfnow business, they should get out of the system. Canceling rounds the morning of a tee time and leaving guys out in the cold is a bad way to run an operation. Rookie move.


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well manicure and perfect condition. The staffs are very friendly, always got a smile on their face. The restaurant is very beautiful, but food could be better.


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


"Perfect day with minimal sprinkling"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the good thing about day that might rain is the wanna be golfers aren't there so place of play was incredible (3hrs 18 mins).Had a couple sprinkles here and there but not enough to really get wet.Course was in amazing shape and greens still very fast.I love this course because it doesn't just make you use most every club but makes you play smart if you want a good score.The only complaint I could make at all was there was no cart girl but given the minimal amount of people(maybe 8 cars in the lot when we arrived)I didn't expect her there,overall an amazing game of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


boblee2007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is one of better place to pay in SF Bay area. It is not long course but very challenge course. Narrow fairway and often time ball placement more important than distance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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