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3.7
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
73.3%
Recommend this course
87 out of 112 reviews
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3.7
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.7
75.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 28 reviews
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3.7
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.9%
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22 out of 29 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

3.7
112 Reviews (112)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 10
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Advanced Golfers 7
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 17
Convenient to the City 15

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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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1.0
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Previously Played

Did not let me cancel

I wanted to cancel, but was unable to. The service here is really poor.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Poor customer service

There was no friendly greeting: The only thank you I received was from the guy cleaning carts after the round. Pro shop attendant could have cared less if we were there or not. Cart girl had no personality.
It’s sad because the course is in pretty good shape. Priced fairly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good Challenging course

Course was in good condition considering 3 days of rain, found it very challenging a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great time

The course was beautiful grass was well cut and greens in good condition cart and beverage people were subpar on front nine back nine was great friendly person bar staff and clubhouse or five Out of ten.

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

Over-priced Average Course

This course can be surprisingly challenging with multiple creeks passing through 1/3 of the holes and two others with steep elevation changes. Other than that, the course feels far from interesting or exciting. Unless you plan on walking, don’t even think about going. They charge you nearly as much to ride in a cart as they do to play your round. In all honestly, I’d much rather play Madison’s city courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Bring a lot of balls

I’m an average player who shoots around 100 per round. Even I didn’t bring enough balls. Narrow chewed up fairways and no forgiveness to either side makes most holes a challenge. I personally think it’s not worth the money unless you get a deal. Good luck!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent Course

Greens were super soft and rolled pretty true. 1 or 2 greens had a few bare spots but overall they were probably a 9 out of 10. A previous reviewer said the fairways were tight and he was right. If you take the ball too far left or right on most holes, the ball is gone - there is no chipping out and taking your medicine. The course layout was nice and all par 3 were easily reachable. The driving range is definitely worn and sub-standard. Drink cart came around probably 6 or 7 times in 18 holes. Completed the round in just over 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good for everyone

I've golfed The Bridges many times. I always leave with the same feeling. Some fairways are narrow, so you better hit an accurate tee shot (I put my driver away on those holes). A few holes have some good character - elevation changes, dog legs, etc.

Beware of weather. If it has rained recently, a few fairways can be wet (more than most courses, but I've played worse).

Being next to the airport is a bonus if you enjoy watching planes flying overhead taking off, and landing. It's a treat when they scramble the jets.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
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
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Commented on 07/18/2020

We are sorry that happened, he has an unusual sense of humor and did not mean anything but, if it helps he will no longer be working here starting in August

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
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