A view of a fairway at The Bridges Golf Club.
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3.8
320 Reviews (320)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
75.7%
Recommend this course
251 out of 320 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
63.4%
Recommend this course
59 out of 93 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.5%
Recommend this course
76 out of 111 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6861 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.0
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Johnny Miller (1999) Damian Pascuzzo (1999) Robert Muir Graves (1999) Jay Blasi (2013)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts or golf industry apparel must be worn at all times; T-shirts, tank tops and denim are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
320 Reviews (320)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 39
Elevation Changes 32
Narrow Fairways 30
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Locals 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 30
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 13

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Tee box love needed

Tee boxes were in bad shape, overall course was in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible condition

All the tee boxes had little to no grass and were uneven. Greens had just been aerated even though I called and was told they were not working on the greens. Terrible conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tees boxes were all dirt/dead grass...what gives?

90% of the tee boxes we played is dead grass or dirt.
It is severe enough to bother everyone in group because there's craters preventing level footing (mostly ruts, sometimes sloping).

Fairways are decent to good shape so not sure how they managed to screw up tees this badly. Used to really enjoy this course.

Also they took some sort of slicing aeration to the first ~5 holes and it left marks all over green.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee box greens in terrible condition

Disappointed! Typically a challenging course but tee box greens are in terrible shape. Not worth the green fees until tee boxes are repaired.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

No bang for your buck

I don’t wish bad for anyone but someone seriously needs to be let go for what they did to this course. For $89 you get a horrible Muni style golf experience. The tee boxes have barely little to no grass, filled with weeds and hard to find a leveled lie. The greens are horribly cut with tons of ball marks and fur spots making for bumpy and inconsistent putting speeds. Obviously they don’t post the conditions because all they want is your money. At least there a carts girls because you’ll be waiting on each hole...average 5 hour round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's a fun challenge, BUT needs some maintenance

This is a challenging course and I caution anyone who doesn't regularly break 100 to maybe skip it.

However, the course is fair and will yield a few birdie opportunities to go with some high scores. The tee boxes are a little messed up, but the prices seem to reflect that. However, the greens were pretty soggy for an afternoon time. Even 30 yard shots were leaving sizable ball marks. The bunkers were playable which I big bonus during covid times.

Generally I think this course should flatten a few mounds and expand the turf area a bit to get more repeat business. 2 of the guys I played with lost a dozen balls (some of them on good shots)

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Plugged Balls in Fairway

Tee boxes need help
Some fairways were soaked, which caused balls to plug and some were lost even though were were dead center fairway !

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Don't play here

normally a great track.
A total dump rt now. Stay away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

This course was great to play at. I’ve been reading the reviews and people have been complaining about the tee boxes. They really aren’t that bad. People are just soft. Yes there are a couple bad ones, but for the most part they are fine. The greens ran well. Fairways were nice. Staff greeted us great and were very friendly. I recommend

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

tee box

course was in good shape except for tee boxes,,Im told things went wrong during repair..Most were ok though ,just had to find flat spot.Staff and starter were friendly.played at 1045-3pm and cart girl was by 3 times which was good....Forreeeee

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in need of maintenance

course condition was in average condition.. Tee boxes were in terrible shape Greens were ok but were very wet/soft Not a course I would play in the near future unless it improves

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No Longer The Bridges I remember.....

I booked the round after I noticed the 7:35am tee time was only $56 w/ cart included. I read the negative reviews here citing the terrible conditions but decided to go for it as it was the only early AM tee time in the area. I grew up playing The Bridges at a time when it was considered the premier public course in the East Bay and rounds were easily $100+. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. I don't know what happened but this course almost feels abandoned.

As others have mentioned, the tee boxes are in horrendous shape. We were told by a few members that apparently they fertilized the tee boxes at some point but forgot to water them..... I'm not sure how this happens, but the result left nearly every tee box on the course in unplayable condition with almost no grass to tee off from. Additionally, the greens are slow, soft and lumpy. I don't know what happened to this course, perhaps the combination of COVID and the recent heat waves are to blame but I sense a larger problem of shrinking profits which have lead to neglect of the course conditions.

It makes me sad to leave this review as I have many great memories of playing golf at the Bridges as a junior learning the game but this is simply not the course I remember. Honestly, the conditions are at a point where they would likely need to shut down the course for 3-6 months for a complete overhaul but my guess is they don't have the $$$ to make that happen. I worry if they continue to neglect the course the way it is now, it may become unsalvageable.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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