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3.8
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
76.1%
Recommend this course
73 out of 94 reviews
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3.7
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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3.6
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.9
68.8%
Recommend this course
11 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6867 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.4

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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #12)

Reviews

3.8
94 Reviews (94)

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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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of my go to courses

This course has been one of my go to courses for a number of years. One of the things I like about it is there’s not very big hills as I am an older golfer and walk. I also like the golf now app. For the gps. The staff is always friendly and the Friday fish fry’s are outstanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible staff ruined experience

Manager in the pro shop tried to impersonate the owner telling us we need to tip the ladies cleaning the carts $20 a piece after making the turn at 7:40pm when he said carts need to be in by 8pm on the phone and again during check in. When asked if he was the owner he stated yes pretty much. I asked again saying your are the owner correct, he changed his tune and said no I’m basically the head manager. Again saying we needed to tip the girls cleaning the carts (due to Covid cleaning guidelines) because we didn’t come in even though it was only 7:40pm.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Smart Play

Played here a few times. The course was in decent shape considering the amount of rain we have had the last couple of days. Greens did not have a lot of break in them and took a couple of holes to dial in. Can be noisy at times being so close to the airport. Although the fighter jets flying over are really amazing.

Will golf here again when it is a little dryer out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value

Found the course to be in great shape, staff was friendly considering what we are going thru at present (covid-19) food and drink available. People were well organized. Value was great for conditions we are now in. Tom

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pandemic Play!

With the times we are in right now there’s not much you can do.. But at least we have Golf! Bridges had a easy, clean and efficient system in place to make it easy for everyone! It was a great time!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Off season

The course was in incredible shape for this time of the year. Greens were a might slow but well cared for. With temps at 50 degrees, it was quite comfortable. I broke my low score for the season on probably my last chance to play this year. Wonderful way to finish. Look forward to playing here in the spring.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Okay

They paired the 2 of us with another pair of guys. They were nice guys and golf now said we could be added to another pair. The course was busy. We were backed up behind other groups and there were 2 groups behind us backed up. It was a Friday but they were cramming as many golfers as possible. It was too much for my liking.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot with no beverage cart!

We played a hot Sunday afternoon after a outing and they had no beverage cart out there at all. It sucks because they had a lot of groups out there and it was slow so they could have made a lot of extra money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad fairways & limited course markings

The fairways had lots of bare spots & grounds under repair. The sand traps were dirt. There are no course markings so that you know how far away a hazard is when you tee off. Example. Hole #10 has a ditch with water that runs through the fairway. There is no yardage provided to clear the hazard. There are many dog legs on the course, but the score card does not represent them well & there is no yardage provided to them.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Built in a marshy area near the airport, there is lots of water (and bridges over it). But surprisingly not too buggy (yet).
course in overall good shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lots of water.

Need to hit straight drives as most holes have water.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice local course.

Nice play. When it’s wet, it’s wet! But... they do stay open and let you play. Nice bar. Good course for being built on a marsh.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/22/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review at The Bridges Golf Course. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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