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3.7
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
77.5%
Recommend this course
65 out of 83 reviews
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3.4
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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3.4
9 Reviews (9)
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0
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
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1
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 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

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Reviews

3.7
83 Reviews (83)

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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Conditions Average
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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.

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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
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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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
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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3.0
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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.

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Played On
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
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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 500 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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
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