The Bridges Golf Club

4.0078000000 4.0 stars from 5 (128)
  • 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
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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

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

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 128 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
54
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

102 out of 124 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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"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 250 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


"Great Value for twilight"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is one of the best maintained courses around its location. This is designed for better golfers. I personally love the lay out. The tee to green are well kept. The green fee was reasonable using golfnow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Great Day"


mrgolfer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was just perfect. The course is in great shape. The grass off of the fairway is long, but offers a great challenge. Anyone looking for a golf course that will challenge your game needs to come here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course with High Degree of Difficulty"


ThomasOyan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course and one that appears to be holding up in the midst of the drought. The layout rewards accurate shooters and punishes those who cannot control their direction. The facility has the look and feel of a high-end private course. I strongly recommend it to golfers with relatively low handicaps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great price for a great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great deal on Golfnow to play at a premier course in the Bay Area. I love the layout, it's challenging, and some of the vegetation has been removed to make the course more playable.


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


"Better than I thought it would be"


daronsdad's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starter was right on the money with his advice...keep your drives left, putts break towards the canyons. I had heard bad things about the difficulty of the course and that it was unfair. Not true! I found the course to be lots of fun...and if you play to the starter's advice...very fair. I will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course sucked"


Referee2288's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My group hit several great shots and ended up losing several balls. Had several hilly holes that had cart path only with no yardages so you end up taking gnear every club in your bag down to your ball. Every green was full of divot marks .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice couse but very narrow"


Christophe1344692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is definitely a course that punishes bad shots. The fairways are tight and the greens are on the smaller side.

The course is aesthetically pleasing with plenty of elevation changes and holes that require all shot shapes. Not too many bunkers and zero water.

If you're looking to score on this course, you need to bring your A game


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't be greedy.It will be a humbling experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. If you are >15 handicapper, leave your driver inside your car. Do not be greedy. Play by your length, nothing more. The course is not forgiving. It will be a humbling day for you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really nice, really tough course!"


lewinaaron's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pro shop staff was not very warm or welcoming but otherwise the course itself was awesome. The practice putting green was AMAZING and once I got out on the course it was great. This course is extremely challenging especially given the windy conditions. Playing for the afternoon/twilight rate made it a great value with the course as green and well manicured as it was. Overall, I highly recommend the course for anyone looking for a tough challenge.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice track!"


u000003115140's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track, in better shape than most in the area.

Don't agree with complaints of losing balls? If you play from the correct tee boxes, and keep it in play, you will lose very few balls! Great layout, that will have you using every club in the bag. Pace of play can be slow, but only due to folks playing from the wrong tee boxes. Please play from the tee boxes that match your HDP.....not your ego.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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