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1655 Columbia Bridges Rd
Columbia, IL  62236-2852
United States
P: (618) 281-3900
www.columbiagolfclub.net
Bridges Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,676 yards

Zoysia grass

Recommend this course: +1 -0

Bridges Golf Course


The 18-hole "Bridges" course at the The Bridges Golf Club facility in Columbia, Illinois features 6,676 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Gary Kern, the Bridges golf course opened in 1996. Traci Firestone manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


This course has SO much potential, but has some major issues.
The GOOD:
The front 9 is carved into the bluffs and is very hilly, scenic, and fun to play. The back 9 provides a contrast to the hilly front 9 (except 16-18) as it is pretty flat and wide open; it reminded me a lot of Gateway National. The workers in the clubhouse (which is really a shed) are very friendly.
The greens are fantastic! They were in excellent condition when I played and had a lot of variation. The course is kind of hidden, so it hasn’t been too crowded the times I’ve played.
The houses that you can see from 7 are gorgeous, and rival some of the houses that line Far Oaks. (notice I said SOME) :)
The BAD:
O.K. there is no chipping/putting green which was a big downer (especially considering how tough their greens can be), and the “clubhouse” is technically a big shed that doubles as their golf cart garage.
The fairways (especially on the hilly portion of the front 9) and tee boxes need a lot of work; they were patchy and even if you drove the fairway you probably wouldn’t end up with a good lie. They definitely need to do something about directing you from one hole to another in some parts. The course is pretty spread out and the signs that guide you always fall over and it’s hard to navigate from hole to hole (especially from hole 16 to 17.)
Oh yeah. Get rid of that trashy house with all the broken appliances in the yard in between holes 1 and 2. I don’t need another reminder of how close I am to Dupo and Cahokia.
I give it a: 3.1/5

Rad.

the view from hole 17 is nothing short of spectacular.

18 hole course

This course is now an 18-hole course. It contains a mixture of old and new holes and is now one of my favorite courses to play in the area. Rates were reasonable and there are plenty of scenic views from the newer holes. Some of the new holes consist of short and long par 3s with a new short 274 yd par 4 which can be greened with a driver. I recommend at least playing this course once just to see how different it is from the old 9 hole.

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Leaderboard

  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 larry G. 4 35 31 08/23/09
2 david B. 31 95 64 08/03/08
3 david B. 31 101 70 07/20/08
4 Mike C. 24 96 72 11/21/10
5 frank L. 28 101 73 04/09/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
12 Marc A. 25 105 80 07/12/13
7 Brian F. 16 90 74 08/29/12
15 Bob T. N/A 105 105 05/24/12
9 Aron B. 40 117 77 09/05/11
14 Joseph B. N/A 84 84 03/03/11

Golf Course Information

About The Bridges

The Bridges Golf Club

Community facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at The Bridges

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Course Staff

Traci Firestone, General Manager
Mark Wilson, Director of Golf
Tom Schmitt, Superintendent
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