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3.5
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.5
73.7%
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3.5
22 Reviews (22)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
72.7%
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Conditions
3.4
Value
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Layout
4.0
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.5
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4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6968 meters
Slope 125
Rating 73.6

Franklin Bridge Golf Club (formerly known as The Crossing GC) runs alongside the Harpeth River, which borders 15 of the course's 18 holes. Opened in 1970, the course has a classic layout that will appeal to a wide range of skill levels. Some of the holes definitely present a formidable test, the 16th and 18th for example, which have been hailed by local media as two of the best and most challenging holes in the state, but it is the par-4 ninth with its island green that is the course's signature hole. Although the layout offers a fair challenge, there is also some room for error that makes it more approachable for beginners. In addition to the course, Franklin Bridge Golf Club boasts an 8-acre driving range as well as chipping and putting greens equipped with a practice sand bunker.

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Franklin Bridge GC (aka The Crossing)
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6968 meters 73.6 125
Championship (W) 72 6968 yards 77.8 135
Back 72 6295 yards 70.5 121
Back (W) 72 6295 yards 75.6 128
Middle 72 5737 yards 68.0 115
Middle (W) 72 5737 yards 72.9 123
Forward (W) 72 5011 yards 69.1 114
Forward 72 5011 yards 64.5 108
Scorecard for Franklin Bridge Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Green M: 73.6/125 W: 77.8/135 367 506 220 389 210 390 449 400 578 3509 540 385 196 421 185 384 404 583 361 3459 6968
Gold M: 70.5/121 W: 75.6/128 350 469 166 356 169 363 416 356 503 3148 503 347 162 380 164 354 371 539 327 3147 6295
Black M: 68.3/115 W: 72.9/123 322 447 139 328 143 336 406 328 476 2925 473 316 141 333 141 320 332 506 301 2863 5788
Silver M: 64.5/108 W: 69.9/113 314 391 113 311 115 317 345 292 438 2636 387 278 124 264 135 253 264 437 299 2441 5077
Handicap 17 9 13 5 15 11 1 7 3 8 18 14 2 16 10 12 6 4
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Champion Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Baird

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.5
233 Reviews (233)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Specials 7
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Forced Carries 18
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 13
Beginners 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 21
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 6

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Speed it up

This course has so much potential and it is obvious the new owner is working on that. It’s sad that this is one of the only public courses around this area and it gets abused terribly. The tee boxes are in okay condition due to the amount of people playing. The greens had been aerated in what looks like about the last month so they were still coming back in. Fairways were absolutely solid as usual. I will be back because this course is fun. Speeding up pace of play will make it that much more enjoyable!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing this course

As the title states, first time playing this course. Course layout is challenging, not to hard and not that easy either. Lots of dogleg rights for those “slicers” out there. Could tell the greens have had maintenance done somewhat recently, was very difficult to putt anything outside of 3ft to the pin. , lots of sand still in the Bermuda on the greens. Fairways were well kept, tee boxes could use some more attention, but overall a very playable course.
Beware of the pace of play, 5 hours just today to complete 18 holes, and that’s without stopping during the turn.
By biggest complaint would be the cart management, started today with my own cart, got paired up with a 4th to our group and had to vacate my cart and join his, upon the third hole his cart died. We ended up walking 3 more holes, trying to keep the pace of play as quick as we could, till the cart I was originally in was brought out to us as a replacement. Even that took several phone calls, and a Marshall on the radio, to the club house to get that done. Was extremely disappointed in how that was handled.
Overall it was a nice course to play and considering you get range balls, lunch, and a cart for 18 holes, the price is hard to beat. Just beware of the pace of play and the outdated carts, my experience may be just a one off, but it should not have happened.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough day today for the crossing

Super nice staff. Looked like clubhouse just got upgraded, which was nice. Carts are way out dated. Pace of play was the worst part of the day. Tee boxes need major help. Fairways are ok, could of cleaned up the thatch from the reel mowers. Greens were just aerated, so putting was difficult.

$40 wasn’t bad for range balls, 18 holes, and a beer & burger at the turn.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!

Course was in good shape, especially the fairways. While the course design is somewhat unimaginative there’s enough water to keep it interesting. Loved that the green fees including lunch, such a good idea!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

New owners jacked prices

My wife has always liked going out and riding with me in the afternoons. Once the new owners came in they jacked the riders fee. They also now forward calls to a call center that can’t answer any questions without putting you on hold and calling the course. Real pain! I will not be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outstanding Golf Experience

I have played this course for 25 years and it has never looked or played better. New management is making much needed changes and I really like the direction this course is headed. The fairways and greens are the best I have ever seen them. If you are thinking of a public course to play, Franklin Bridge should be at the top of your list. I also like the fact they have changed the 2 nines around. The course plays much better with the current setup. Also something I have never experienced at Franklin Bridge before today, Brooks, the owner, was out in a golf cart greeting golfers and getting their feedback. THAT is the way to operate a business!! Keep up the great work Brooks and team, and welcome to Franklin, Tn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

To slow, 5 hour round

Course is in great condition!! But a 5 hour round is unacceptable. I want be back !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun to Play

Booked on golf now, got out early 8am and was paired up with two local players. It was overcast and sprinkled a little on us but we played in 3 hours. New ownership doing a great job. Remodeling the clubhouse. Free range balls. I’d play it again next time I’m in town. I’ve seen comments on slow play so get there early if you can.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brooks, the new owner, is doing a great job! The greens are in the best shape ever. The fairways are filling in nicely.

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

Great Course-Slow Play

The course and the staff were excellent. The pace of play was ridiculously slow. It took 5 and a half hours to play 18 holes. This needs to be addressed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Had to ask people in front to move along. Told marshall and they did nothing. Took 3 hours for front nine. We were waiting 10 minutes plus on every tee. Used to slow play here but this was over the top. Other half of our foursome won’t be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course, great people

Really enjoyed the course. The only improvement I would suggest is to have the layout of the hole shown at the tee. As first time players on the course there were a few holes where we were not sure of the exact location of the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst Golf Course in Middle Tennessee

I arrived 30 minutes before my tee time, and saw a group of about 10 players standing around waiting for carts, as they had run out. They were taking them off players coming off 18 green as they became available. Once I waited until about 15 minutes after my scheduled time, I received a cart and headed to the first tee. The course is in awful shape, the entire property is hardpan or just hard mud, greens are choppy and slow, not a blade of grass on a single tee box. On top of that, pace was running about 6 hrs 20 minutes, with no ranger in sight to move things along. Highly recommend looking for another place to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy day

This is the first time I played this course, I liked the layout and the greens rolled nice and a little quick . It rained the night before so the course has some drainage issues. Staff was very nice and helpful. The winds never stopped, I’m looking forward to the next time I get a chance to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rainy Day

Rainy day and the course was almost flooded. Staff was nice but the clubhouse was under construction and it made for a interesting off course experience. Overall once all is completed and the sun comes out this will be a great course to play and hang out afterwards.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Day of Golf

Best golf in TN in quite a gew years.
The owners are actively improving the course and facilities.
Several very difficult holrs mixed in with several doable holes.
Very well organized with regard to practice tee and notification of next group up etc.
couple balls in the water but they well the tesult of poor shots.

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
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good greens, no fairways

The staff was very nice as they usually are. The greens were the best part of the course. The greens rolled very well and moderate speed. All the rain from a few weeks ago must have raised the river up and put the course under water. The fairways were ALL dust and hardpan, there was very little grass on the entire course. None of that was mentioned when booking the tee time or even while there and the register to pay. They have a lot of work to do for the fairways to recover this year. While the course was very crowded, still managed to play 18 holes in 4:15

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

New owner is awsome

New owner and staff were great.
Bermuda fairways had not greened up yet.
You get extra roll on matted grass.
The greens were in good shape and putted true.
I will go back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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