Bridges Golf Course
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.
|White (W)||72||6093 yards||74.2||128|
|Gold (W)||72||5302 yards||69.9||119|
|Red (W)||72||4806 yards||67.1||113|
|Blue M: 72.4/128||354||556||198||357||363||419||373||193||587||3400||409||534||188||419||428||564||176||353||396||3467||6867|
|Blue/White M: 70.3/124||354||510||148||357||363||382||373||138||547||3172||409||534||159||350||380||564||176||353||325||3250||6422|
|White M: 68.9/120||331||510||148||325||308||382||344||138||547||3033||360||493||159||350||380||536||134||323||325||3060||6093|
|Yellow M: 65.3/113||273||480||126||264||261||349||296||113||452||2614||340||454||131||286||308||512||105||276||276||2688||5302|
|Red W: 67.1/113||235||454||103||237||229||325||266||93||408||2350||329||427||110||260||276||466||84||252||252||2456||4806|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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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.
Good Challenging course
Course was in good condition considering 3 days of rain, found it very challenging a great value.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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