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3.5
228 Reviews (228)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
27
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.5
74.5%
Recommend this course
181 out of 228 reviews
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3.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.6%
Recommend this course
12 out of 17 reviews
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3.5
24 Reviews (24)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
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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
228 Reviews (228)

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
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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good potential - needs a lot of work

I live 10 minutes from the course and have played it more than 20 times. It used to be really nice, but it's been hammered to death over the last 10 years. I hope the new owners can breath life back into it. The greens are pretty nice, but the fairways, tee boxes and electric carts are likely the worst in the local area.

The only way to revive this course is to raise the rates and sink every penny into the grass. The fairways are poor to say the least. The other thing that keeps people away is the slow pace of play. Weekend rounds are over 6 hours because no one wants to prod the hackers along. Quicker play means more golfers and more revenue.

So raise the rates, put every penny back in the course and get serious about hiring some motivated course marshals that actually understand their role. There's no doubt this could be a great course again, but it's not going to happen overnight.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Finally!

This course finally has local, motivated, professional ownership. In a short period of time, it’s obvious that positive changes are taking place. More attention being directed at the bunkers than in the past, for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

New ownership

Generally in good condition, but new owners will hopefully address horrible flooding around 9th tee box, muddiness walking up to 9th green, and unlevel tee boxes. Former ownership didn’t address any issues. PLEASE fix this stuff.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Ownership

New ownership coming in. Hopefully, attention will be paid to the flooding around the 9th tee. It’s horrible and slows play. Walking up to the 9th green after very much rain is just plain sloppy. Everyone comments about several of the not-so-level tee boxes.

This past summer and fall, the course has been in great shape. The greens have been the best they’ve ever been. Hope a few improvements are addressed.

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