Bridges Golf Course

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4.0
74
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
87.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 74 reviews
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Average Rating
4.8
6
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
12
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6867
Slope 128
Rating 72.4
Type Public
Bridges Golf Course is a municipal, 18-hole course that sits on the northeastern side of Madison, just south of the airport. It’s popular with locals since it’s both affordable and challenging. The layout starts out on low-lying wetlands and then on the back nine it climbs up a ridge along Anderson Avenue. For a championship golf course it’s not particularly long at 6,900 yards from the back tees, but golfers will still face several tricky holes. Players of all skill levels will enjoy Bridges Golf Course for its variety of risk-reward opportunities. It’s not terribly punishing though so beginners can approach it with confidence. In addition to the golf course, Bridges offers a practice facility that includes a driving range and two separate practice greens for chipping and putting.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6867 yards 72.4 128
Blue/White 72 6422 yards 70.3 124
White 72 6093 yards 68.9 120
White (W) 72 6093 yards 74.2 128
Gold 72 5302 yards 65.3 113
Gold (W) 72 5302 yards 69.9 119
Red (W) 72 4806 yards 67.1 113
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: 72.4/128 354 556 198 357 363 419 373 193 587 3400 409 534 188 419 428 564 176 353 396 3467 6867
Blue/White M: 70.3/124 354 510 148 357 363 382 373 138 547 3172 409 534 159 350 380 564 176 353 325 3250 6422
White M: 68.9/120 331 510 148 325 308 382 344 138 547 3033 360 493 159 350 380 536 134 323 325 3060 6093
Red W: 67.1/113 235 454 103 237 229 325 266 93 408 2350 329 427 110 260 276 466 84 252 252 2456 4806
Handicap 9 1 15 11 13 5 7 17 3 6 4 16 10 8 2 18 12 14
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes - $15
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes - $6

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Relaxed dress code: denim jeans, tank tops or shorts ok

Reviews

4.0
74

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Watching the Game 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 9
Narrow Fairways 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 7
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 16
Convenient to the City 14

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart path only, wet, walked, personal best round.

Lots of rain the night before and wouldn’t have been surprised if they were closed. It was cart path only so we decided to walk. I ended up having my best round, first time under 100 and shot 92.

You can’t get too far off the fairways or you’ll lose your ball. Otherwise the course is not too difficult and the turf is managed pretty good.

For me it’s a great in town option that’s pretty close to the house.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course

This course is well worth the money. 1st. Class. The course is in great condition. PLAY IT

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course overall

Had fun playing. Very busy but Paske if play was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not bad for a good deal

The front 9 plays a little tougher than the back - for me, at least. If my driver isn't working, I don't enjoy playing here (that's my fault). There are some low-lying areas that can make for wet fairways, even when you don't expect it, so be warned. You're close to the airport, so if you like low flying planes (we do), it's kinda cool - especially when they scramble the jets.

The course is usually in decent shape. A couple holes backtrack around water, so you'll become familiar with those features.

The staff are nice, and I like the electric carts. I like other courses more, but for a good deal, I come here often.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Bridge's golf

While the course was extremely wet because of hea vy rains it still was fun and challenging. The staff was great as well as the cocktails after our round ! A good value for the money in the Madison area

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

Great experience. The golf course was a little wet from all the bad weather but another week it should be perfect. The Staff is very friendly and helpful if you need anything. We will definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spring condition

Course is just coming off winter needs time and temperatures, great to get out and swing

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Some thought we were crazy

Our first time out this year in Wisconsin. It was cold and windy to start the day (30o) but the Staff when we arrived made us feel warm and welcome. We can not wait to come back and play when the grass is growing. Great pro shop and bar area.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great fall rate

Played here on a great golfnow hot deal. Greens had not been aerated but they were quite soft with dense grass.. Course conditions were not as good as I remembered from prior rounds here. The holes are interesting enough but the amount of marsh grass bordering holes makes a wayward shot a guaranteed lost ball. It is entertaining (but loud) when the F-16's take off from the adjacent airport. This corse is popular but play moves along and they have a nice bar and grill.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

NEVER AGAIN!

Nice open course sitting in a marsh...... it stunk in areas and at one point we were 4-5 deep waiting on the front 9. Back 9 opened up but the overall just was not a good experience....

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Travesty

Everytime ilI play this course I have a feeling of remorse that a course with such interesting scenery, exciting layout, and rewarding challenge cam be in such remarkably poor condition. I get the general feeling that there is little to no basic maintenance to this course. The greens were burnt out and featured large areas of the skirt and green that were completely void of grass. Multiple holes had large areas of the fairway and rough that were roped off from damage. I like this course but really wish that there was even just the most basic of upkeep so that this course could realize its full potential. Really dissapointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

RKT review of Bridges

Generally in fine shape, a few grass problems on some greens (#5). Teeing area could have been put in drier locations (#12) on tee box by maintenance crew...otherwise well kept and true greens. Nice staff and courteous crew. Electric carts are quiet and quick. The large driving range is too close to #10 fairway.

Not a bombers course from the white tees...very tight in most fairways and approach shots. A premium on keeping shots straight and in play. Lots of fun! All in all, a great value for the golf experience.

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

Good course, affordable, great hospitality and service. If your an average golfer trying to figure your game out...this is a good course to work on your game on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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