Golf courses Alabama Gadsden Twin Bridges Golf Club

Twin Bridges Golf Club

901 Riverbend Dr, Gadsden, Alabama, 35901
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(256) 549-4866
Architect: Gene Bates (29)
                       Matt Swanson (1)
                      
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Detailed description of Twin Bridges Golf Club

Twin Bridges Golf Club, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Gadsden, Alabama.

Twin Bridges Golf Club first opened for play in 2003. The course was designed by Gene Bates and Matt Swanson.

The par 72, 6,700 yard, 18-hole course, will challenge and delight golfers of all skill levels. The course features Bermuda fairways, bent grass greens, and strategically placed bunkers all set along the Coosa River.

Water comes into play on 11 holes. That plus more than 50 bunkers and some wetland areas, makes this course plenty challenging. The course has a fine collection of par-3s topped off by the downhill #8 (138 to 191 yards), which plays over the corner of a lake with a large bunker protecting the front of the green. The course has a number of short par-4s (four at 350 yards or shorter), but trouble will be found if you don't keep it in the fairway. Similarly, the par-5s are short on distance but big on the potential for trouble. Even the shortest - the 373- to 477-yard #15 - is tough to reach in two thanks to all of the trouble around the green. The 17th and 18th are great finishing holes. The 17th (273 to 410 yards) requires a tee shot over water and a deep bunker and a second shot to a green protected by water and trees. The 18th (297 to 428 yards) also requires a tee shot over water, which then runs up the right side of the hole. Bunkers and a well-placed tree can cause trouble off the tee.

Gold tees: 6,711 yards, slope rating 72.1, course rating 132.

Blue tees: 6,263 yards, slope rating 70.0, course rating 129.

White tees: 5,547 yards, slope rating 66.7, course rating 121.

Red tees: 4,753 yards, slope rating 68.3, course rating 115.

This course has been reviewed 3 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, David Theoret
Crossville, TN

Guest (cart included), played on Tuesday, December 2021 at 9:00 AM

As golf destinations go, Gadsden, AL is well down most golfers’ list; if it weren’t for the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, it probably wouldn’t even be on the radar. And, if the truth be told, the RTJ Trail course at Silver Lakes is what keeps golfers coming back.

Another course in the area that is worth at least one visit on your trip is Twin Bridges Golf Club which is owned by the city of Gadsden and, as municipal courses go, it’s quite a pleasant surprise.

As you stand on the verandah behind the clubhouse, you can tell that there are some significant elevation changes in-store and as you make your way around, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll also encounter several hidden hazards such as the creek that crosses the fairway in front of the 7th green. It could be a problem if you’re long off the tee. Looking at the scorecard, Twin Bridges gives you 13 different yardages to choose from.

One very memorable hole is Number 5, a 521-yard par 5 that is chock full of pitfalls. Standing on the tee box, there seems to be only a small landing area, with a sad trap encroaching on the left side and wetlands on the right. Believe me, there is plenty of room; just carry the trap. Push your drive right and you’ll likely never see it again. Choose your layup stick carefully; you’ll want to hit it short of the wetlands that front the green while at the same time avoiding the bunkers on either side. A single deep bunker guards the front right side of the green.

Number 11 is another challenging par 5. There’s a canal all the way down the right side that shouldn’t come into play until your second shot and a good drive will allow you to get home in two. There are pine trees that seemingly stand in the middle of the fairway if you hit your ball down the right side. There’s also a large gap between the pine trees and the woods on the right which can create a clear shot to go for the green in two. The well-undulated green sits elevated above the fairway and may require an extra club. A large bunker guards the front. Par is a good score here.

Unfortunately, Twin Bridges doesn’t offer accommodations however the nearby Holiday Inn Express and Suites is a great place for golfers. Not only do they offer freshly appointed rooms and a hot breakfast buffet, but they are also conveniently located to both Twin Bridges Golf Club (15 minutes) and Silver Lakes (20 minutes).

Holiday Inn Express goes the extra mile with the little things, like free coffee and tea and Wi-Fi connections in every room and common area. The rooms are spacious with either 1 king or two queen beds that are extremely comfortable 50" TVs, Keurig coffeemakers, and best of all, lots of outlets. The black-out shades are a nice touch and keep the room dark at night.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
Condition of Course, Price, Pace of Play, Difficulty, Staff, Layout, No Houses on Course
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Rank ID # : 030031
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Pell City, AL

$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2011 at 8am

EXCELLENT COURSE

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 014983
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Rainbow City, AL

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2009 at noon

The fairways are hard due to there not being a watering system in place but the greens were really nice for a municipal course. Overall this is a 4 out of 5 course.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007037
4.0/5
Based on 3 reviews
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