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3.9
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
81.5%
Recommend this course
104 out of 132 reviews
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3.9
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 13 reviews
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4.0
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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4
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0
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.3%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 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

3.9
132 Reviews (132)

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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Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

last round of the year in WI!

Weather was perfect foe one more round in Madison WI.
Course was a bit rough with longer grass on fairways and greens but it was still okay.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Fall Golf

It was a beautiful day for some fall golf. The course was in good condition except for the greens. They had air-rated the greens so it make them very bumpy when putting. Everything else was good for a fall tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rough course condition

Really badly kept condition. Tee boxes were like a sponge and so were the greens. Lots of mud patches everywhere. Mowing was inconsistent. Lots of bugs since this is essentially located in a swamp.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better Conditions

I used to play on a coed league at this course about 10 years ago. I haven't been back but the course was not in good shape. Also, we were disappointed about a group of 5 in front of us the made our outing about 5 hours, which we were not happy about.
We thought the layout of the course and the price were great, but it seems like they are more focus on the outdoor venue than the course itself.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cartpath only but course was fairly dry

The course was in good shape after the recent torrential rain. I was pleasantly surprised given that it was generally unplayable in the past after rain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
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

I like the course and will come back

Course was in pretty decent shape given this time of year and weather. Obviously the virus issues continue to affect amenities. They are also doing repairs to the 18th hole.. Greens were in nice cobdition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

I thought the greens were average at best. The pace of play was as brisk as the weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice, challenging course by the Airport

Course is nice and has lots of opportunities to make you think about ball placement. Lots of marsh and water to lose you golf balls in. Thanks Becky!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Wet and noisy

Lots of water in fairways required cart path only and made pace of play very slow. 5 hours +. Jets overhead from adjacent airport disrupted the normal golf zen. Shot a 14 over par so happy with my score but terrible course conditions

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Ridiculous Attitude

The young woman working in the pro shop who checked me in, had the personality of a crow bar.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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