Bridges Golf Club, The

6729 York Rd, Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, 17301
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
717-624-9551
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About Bridges Golf Club, The

The Bridges Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

The Bridges Golf Club opened in 1995. The course was designed by golf course architect Charles Altland.

The course features completely watered bent grass tees, greens and fairways that are always well maintained,and four sets of tee stations. This south Pennsylvania venue offers a fariety of options for all skill levels. The Bridges Golf Club is a participating member of the AUDUBON COOPERATIVE SANCTUARY. The Bridges Golf Club's ten (10) wooden bridges allow the woodlands and wetlands to remain undisturbed allowing natural habitat for a variety of native wildlife. This course meanders over rolling terrain. The fairly undulating greens are fast, and the fairways have ample landing space. If you stray with your tee shot, watch out for the rough. Water comes into play on eight holes.

The most difficult hole is #2, a 339-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot out of a narrow chute and onto a landing area more than 200 yards out, where the fairway then doglegs ninety degrees to the left.

This is a par 72 course that plays to 6,713 yards from the blue tees, 6,283 from the whites and 5,104 yards from the red tees.

This course has been ranked 10 times
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$41 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2016 at 7:45 AM

Highly recommend

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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 # : 028213
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Reisterstown, MD

$56 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2014 at 6am

Very nice course

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 022838
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Baltimore, MD

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2014 at 10am

Love this golf course...Alway's in great shape with a nice staff. It's a bit of a drive from Baltimore but well worth it. Great restaurant also and fairly priced!

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 022136
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New Cumberland, PA

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2013 at 10am

Pace of play was slow do to the group ahead of us. Best we could determine the group ahead of them had 2-3 holes open. We did not want to play through because we were the first of four groups in our party. I had a good day and like the course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 020443
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New Cumberland, PA

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2013 at 10am

Pace of play was slow do to the group ahead of us. Best we could determine the group ahead of them had 2-3 holes open. We did not want to play through because we were the first of four groups in our party. I had a good day and like the course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 020442
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Waynesboro, PA

$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2012 at noon

I have played this course many times and will continue to do so. It is a good course for seniors. Just keep it up the way it was Sunday

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 018694
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Gettysburg, PA

$26 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2012 at noon

very good course, maintained well, good staff, good food, it's always nice to play

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 018674
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Waynesboro, PA

Guest (cart included), played on Monday, July 2010 at 6am

Will play again in two weeks.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 010722
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Gambrills, MD

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2010 at 8am

Played the last day of the Winter season for $22 Senior rate. Course was in excellant shape for this time of year. Play The Bridges at least 3 times a year evan though it's 60 miles from my home.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 009779
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Eldersburg, MD

$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2009 at 10am

Our group of travelling seniors played here for $27 with the Tee Time book, which is a dynamite bargain for a course of this quality.

The course has a small hotel in the clubhouse, a nice bar, and a well-stocked pro-shop. Staff is always professional and accommodating, especially in the bar. Snack bar is outside, and yesterday was staffed by a strikingly beautiful girl with a very pleasant personality. Overall, a good experience, even before the golf. Nice practice facility, too.

Course design and layout is superior! Excellent use of the rolling terrain, and clever use of woods and water, without the need to trick the course up with man-made moguls, railroad ties and other PB Dye trash. Tee boxes are generally large and flat, fairway landing areas are receptive and wide enough (except for #2), and there are a few fairway bunkers, but not an excessive number. Greens are large, most have some slope, some severe, and a few are modestly contoured. Bunkers are sprinkled around, and most are alongside the greens, as opposed to being in front, so the course is very amenable to bump-and-run pitches.

A couple of memorable holes:

- #2 is a relatively short hole, but the tee shot requires a minimum 200 yards through a tight chute of trees to the landing area, then a 90-degree left turn to the green, which is then only about 125 yards away. A very daunting hole: par is an excellent score.

- #8 is a long dogleg par 5, with the bend around a giant oak tree at 270 yards off the White tees: this presents us human beings with a real course management challenge, since we can not get past the tree on our drive. If we go left of the tree, water lurks out there; if we go right, we are surely in the woods; if we go over with a short iron, we still have 250 yards to the hole! Hobson-s choice.

Conditions were terrific. Fairways were lush, and greens were very consistent, putted about medium fast. Bunkers have a fairly coarse sand in them, so it takes a shot or two to figure them out: spend a minute or two in the practice area to check this out.

Course is walkable, although there are a couple of situations with pretty long distances from green to tee where the course crosses a local road (between #2 and #3, #8 and #9, #11 and #12, and #17 and #18). Also, there were several mowers at work on the course yesterday, and they were very courteous about pulling aside as we played: well done to grounds crew!

In summary, an excellent course, especially at this price. We highly recommend it.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 006883
3.8/5
Based on 10 reviews
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