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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
86.3%
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9 out of 12 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.7
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4.7
Value
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Layout
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Pace
5.0
Amenities
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6713 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6713 yards 72.4 136
White 72 6283 yards 70.4 130
Gold 72 5569 yards 67.4 121
Red 72 5134 yards 70.4 118
Scorecard for Bridges
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.4/136 375 339 405 189 476 410 209 558 430 3391 422 181 350 392 325 534 206 372 540 3322 6713
White M: 70.4/130 356 315 385 160 453 378 170 545 420 3182 405 160 335 371 311 520 161 348 490 3101 6283
Gold M: 67.4/121 321 294 270 150 422 323 164 514 315 2773 360 140 328 325 295 456 142 265 485 2796 5569
Red W: 70.0/113 310 225 262 145 365 315 140 483 306 2551 351 120 286 319 289 448 133 254 382 2582 5133
Handicap 11 7 5 17 9 13 15 3 1 2 16 12 4 14 6 18 10 8
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round
Architect Charles Altland

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, except on weekends before 6pm

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3.9
12 Reviews (12)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

In Great Condition

I rated the course in August 2018 as 4 stars, but had some concerns. However, back today on a clear, beautiful (but crisp) morning, and the course was in excellent condition...warranting 5 stars. Green and lush--fairways, rough, and surrounding environmental areas--and the fairways were like hitting off carpet. There were a couple of wet places, but they were near the cart path or off the side in the tall rough...shouldn't be in play (but, for me, were a couple of times...ugh). We followed a men's league, but they moved quickly and left the course after hole #12. We breezed around, and then had a great lunch in the grill. All staff are friendly and helpful, and the course is and always has been one of my favorites. A great layout, excellent conditions, and welcoming staff...not to mention a great price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Even after the deluge and days of rain the course was simply amazing!

Even after the deluge and days of rain the course was simply amazing! Great Job Bridges for making an outstanding course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Some Good...Some Bad!

I haven't played The Bridges this year and finally got a chance to get up there (1 hr 20 min drive). The course, from the clubhouse, looked green and lush. And, many of the fairways were beautiful; however, the course was extremely wet and some fairways had wet ruts, brown spots (no grass), and thinning grass. It wasn't consistent, so there were some really good fairways and some not so good. The greens were fast and, for some reason, hard to read. They also had some splotchy patches on some of the greens. Frankly, I was surprised by the damage/bad places, as The Bridges is typically always in good shape regardless of weather. I will continue to go back, but I think I'm going to wait until it dries out some.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Bridges Golf Club on 08/24/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your round of golf for the most part. Thanks for the feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Ontario Advisor
Previously Played

A good challenge

Nicely designed parkland course. No homes lots of mature trees. Starts with a short par 4 and finishes with a good par 5. Only drawback is the sand in the bunkers needs to be replaced. Otherwise really enjoy this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Bridges Golf Club

My group has done an annual trip for a decade here. The course lay out is really enjoyable with only 2 and 5 being potentially "gimmicky" nonetheless they are surrounded by 16 other challenging holes. The course appeals to myself as a single digit handicapper but is also very playable to high handicaps and beginners. You won't score your best round if you aren't hitting it solid, but you also won't lose 2 sleeves of balls either. Greens have always been up and down, but even at their worst they are worthy for the price. This year greens were fast and pretty free of balls marks. Play is often quick and the staff has been historically friendly. Certainly recommended. Even if you have to drive an hour or so. You shouldn't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Awful Course

If I could rate this course any lower I would. This is by far the worst course I have every played in my entire life. The layout is horrendous and the course conditions are not much better. The fairways consist of dirt with a few patches of grass, and the rough is mud. Every green is a different speed, and the staff places pin in the middle of slopes. The ball does not roll on most greens, as it bounces about 3 times every 3 feet. Furthermore, every putt and chip reacts a differently if hit the same way. There is not a single pleasurable hole on the whole golf course, and most holes take pure luck to make a good score on. If you are trying to shoot a somewhat reasonable score on a fair golf course DO NOT play The Bridges, spend your money elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 04/28/2018

I'm a single digit handicap and have had some of my best rounds at the course. Not a private course by any stretch. But not as bad as depicted above.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Central P A Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Maybe Next Year

This is a well-designed course on a rolling piece of property with lots of the namesake bridges over wetlands and a meandering creek. Only a few holes have significant water hazards. Lots of up, down, and sidehill lies on the fairways along with undulating greens make for an interesting round.

The greens reportedly were severely damaged last year. They are much improved this year. They are playable, but there is a tremendous variation from green to green and even on some individual greens. Speed ranges from fast to downright slow. Grass color varies from dark green to light green on the same green.

Fairways are in good shape.

Not a walker's course. Lots of elevation changes, and significant distance between some greens and the next tee. Carts are gas powered and in average condition.

I look forward to playing here again, but not this year. Maybe next year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the Round

Played here once before a long time ago and wasn't impressed. Not the case this time.....the fairways, greens, bunkers ....all in excellent condition. The posts from 2015 about green damage due to a harsh winter were true, but they've been fixed and are in excellent shape. A visually pretty course with lots of trees, elevation changes, and a few ponds here and there. A challenge for every level. Pro shop staff wasn't very friendly at all. Starter was very helpful. Pace of play was terrible and there was no one out on the course to move it along.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

I've played this course before and was looking forward to the excellent track on Memorial Day weekend. I was so disappointed when we started playing and the greens we all dead. I was told they lost them over the winter, it would have been nice if we were warned while making the tee time. So now I'm warning you, don't play here until maybe the fall of 2015.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Fair weather

never again

they charge top dollar and then don't mention that they are aerating their fairways? inexcusable, especially on a blustery autumnal day. never again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A Must Play in South Central PA

Course conditions are typically very good here with slightly above average green speeds (relative to other courses in the area). Greens can be tricky depending on hole locations. Layout is very nice especially from the back tees.

Restaurant has good food at reasonable prices as well. They often have live music on the deck on weekend evenings as well which is nice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Simply Enjoyable

My father and I drove 2 hours to play The Bridges and we were not disappointed. The course was in remarkable condition and we had a fantastic day. While the course offered plenty of space off the tee, the greens were quite difficult to figure out. If you are a walker, the course is setup beautifully for it with almost all tees close to greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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