Bridges - The Masters at Firewheel Golf of Garland

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4.3
176
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
94.7%
Recommend this course
168 out of 175 reviews
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4.2
20
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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4.4
49
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3553
Slope 138
Rating 37.5
Type Public
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Firewheel Golf Park - The Bridges Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3553 yards 37.5 138
Blue 36 3320 yards 36.5 134
White 36 2946 yards 34.6 129
Red (W) 36 2529 yards 36.4 122
Scorecard for Bridges - Champion/Masters
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Gold M: 73.4/130 519 427 404 402 125 407 200 445 545 3474 7027
Blue M: 71.5/128 489 386 375 375 110 383 175 423 520 3236 6556
White M: 68.7/121 W: 74.3/129 447 352 330 335 90 352 145 383 468 2902 5848
Red M: 65.5/105 W: 70.2/115 410 322 298 290 77 308 120 357 432 2614 5143
Handicap 3 7 11 15 17 9 13 5 1
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways 419 Bermuda
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Phelps (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required at all times

Reviews

4.3
176

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 8
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 22
Water Hazards 19
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 18
Playing Multiple Courses 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 17
Worth the Drive 14
In the 'Burbs 12

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course as good as expected.

This course came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. It was in good shape for the end of November. The layout and unique holes were fun to navigate, especially the Masters course. If it wasn’t for a frost delay that backed everything up, it would have been perfect!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the best courses in the area. Would be a course a person could play every day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great shape

Course in great shape, but wish everyone would repair their ball marks. Very disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

very nice course

Really enjoy your course. Excellent fairways and greens. Wish you could provide a refreshment cart. Really hot and no cart refreshments 4 th round at this location. Has it all but REALLY needs a marshall to control speed of play and a refreshment cart..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Greens

This course has character, however the bent grass greens were in very poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very well maintained.

Course was in excellent shape and the new golf carts are awesome!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Loved the course, open and well laid out. All the hosts were very nice and helpful.

Problems; We played (3) behind 4 women who thought they were on the LPGA tour. SLOW, never offers to allow us to play through. We hit and sat after EVERY shot, all 18 holes! There was NO marshall, nor was there ever a cart person to provide an opportunity for refreshments! No bad, really enjoyed the course but the 60 minutes behind pace dampened the fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good overall but greens need repairs

The course is well watered and in good shape overall. But the greens are so receptive they leave big ball marks.

And people are doing a poor job of fixing them. I could easily spend a full hour on every green fixing marks. I spent a lot of time fixing marks on my putting line to give me a decent roll.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Almost perfect!

Played Masters/Traditions in 3 hrs 10 min. beginning at 12:30. Nice and clean. Flat tee boxes with freshly moved sculpted fairways build confidence in shot placement. Scattered fairway yardage markers present ...150 yard poles would be helpful especially on par 5 holes. Wonderfully soft greens, medium speed but full of divots; needed to make many repairs before putting. C’mon guys! There’s cold water at the tee boxes although I never saw a refreshment cart. Cart paths smooth and carts are quietly electric. My review may read as criticism but no doubt this is a great course with plenty of variety. These tweaks would make it better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stunning!

First time here. Masters/Champions courses looked tournament ready, manicured from tee to green. Tee boxes pleasantly flat, fairways freshly cut so got good roll. Greens were soft yet seemed slow but putting pace was consistent.The layout was full of enjoyable variety littered with massive mature trees hiding subtle doglegs to elevated greens. I enjoyed the discipline of placement off of the drive. Played alone in just over 3 hours. Staff friendly and the electric carts appeared new. Cart paths smooth and comfortable from beginning to end. The only disappointment ... I thought the greens had recent hail damage only to find out that no one knows how to repair ball marks. This really is a beautiful golf course in great shape except for the pock-marked greens. The greenskeepers surely could address this. I’ll look for this course again on golfnow. Highly recommended.

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

Bridges - nice experience

The course was in pretty good shape on July 4. The greens were rolling a little bit slow but true. The greens were recently heavily watered and holding up on my long irons. I’m sure in the afternoon once the greens dry up the greens will be very fast. All the fairways were in pretty nice. I had a fun time and I will visit this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Fourth

Was pleasantly surprised with the pace on the holiday. Our foursome finished in just under 4 hours. The greens are rolling fast and holding great. Good fairways, and really can't say enough about the greens given the time of year. Will definitely be back.

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

Great Conditions! Needs a marshal, especially on a holiday!

Course was in great shape! Played on July 4th so you expect a long round, but we never saw a marshal a single time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Shape

Course is in really good condition. Greens are soft and rolling true. Tee boxes and fairways have plenty of grass except for #17.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Warning: Course design turns an 80 into a 90 very easily

Firewheel Bridges has 3 9-hole layouts.

We were required to play the Champions and Bridges courses, which seem to be the standard options most of the time.

The Champions is the better course, but both are built in a creek bed area that requires most of the greens to be severely elevated with steep sides, to protect them when the creek floods. Hitting and holding the greens pretty well determines whether you break 90 since missing a green by less than 2 feet can cause your ball to run down the very steep hill, sometimes into a hazard, but on all occasions leaving you a blind, 20-yard, uphill lie for your chip shot.

As an amateur, I hit about 50% of greens on a good day and, like about 90% of 10-15 handicap golfers, I rely on chipping to when I miss a green to keep me close to my handicap and stay with the lower handicap players in my group.

The severely sloped greens significantly lowered my enjoyment of playing these courses. You may want to consider this feature before you play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value intown

Great condition, super friendly staff. Can’t beat the value for the money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Round

Course is in excellent condition right now. Pace of play on the front nine was really slow. Back nine on the Traditions was much better pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Course

Played Champions/Traditions. The Bridges is one of the best public courses in the metroplex. The course is in great shape. Some of the bunkers need attention, but they are still better than most. A fun, challenging course and a great layout!

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