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4.0
173 Reviews (173)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
84.1%
Recommend this course
139 out of 173 reviews
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4.1
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 30 reviews
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4.0
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.4%
Recommend this course
35 out of 41 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

4.0
173 Reviews (173)

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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Layout Average
Friendliness Good
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Skill Intermediate
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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3.0
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Conditions Average
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
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Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A good go to golf course

I'm liking The Bridges Golf Course the more I play it. It has reasonable course difficulty and plenty of natural hazards. It's interesting watching the nearby airport activity. I find the people (golfers and staff) are friendly. This is an easy course to find with a good central location for those coming from all over the state.

Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bridges gave me some troubled water!

I was in town for a couple weeks. Chose Bridges because it was close and affordable. The staff was friendly, the regulars too. Since I was alone, I paired up with locals and enjoyed all of their company.over the course of 6 rounds. I was having issues pulling the ball and was punished for it. Lots of lateral water hazards hurt my score, but it was my swing flaw that needed correction. The greens were in good shape, and the sand was consistent. It was because of the affordable greens fees and friendly people that I kept coming back. That, and I wasn't going to stop until I hit 85 or better!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First time at Bridges

Enjoyed the course and was in very good shape. They did an above good job in spacing the golfing groups.
Has a driving range, however the large bucket prices for range balss was exceptionally high $16.00 vs $10.00 of comparable course range charge.

Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is average

Decent course. Hot day and no water coolers on the course. Nice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 101
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great scenery

Courses in great shape. And a good value. Saw 3 deer run across the course and 4 F-16's take off from the airport across the street. Also like the fact that this course is in Madison, WI. But no houses can be seen from the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good variety of holes

I like the layout as it has a bit of everything - some water; some trees, some narrow but very playable. Plus I got a hole in one!

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