Spotlight: The Bridges Golf Club in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a busy and busy scene. Fortunately, there are quiet escapes if you know where to look.
With the knowledge of Metroplex golfers you will take note of the loneliness available in Gunter, Texas at The Bridges Golf Club, north of downtown Dallas on Highway 289.
The Bridges is one of Metroplex’s newest public golf courses, opened in 2008. It was designed by golf course architect Jeff Brauer and PGA Tour Hall Fred Couples.
A hearty dose of “Boom-Boom” is needed as you play the tips. This track can stretch up to more than 7,600 meters! And The Bridges has hosted through the USGA a local qualifying website for the US Open 2021 (received May 2021 for all your plus disabilities out there). The truth is, here is plenty of room for long holes, but also pleasant environments. The course meanders through The Bridges at Preston Crossing, but holes are spread out, giving golfers enough space to swing, and little, if any, other groups to be seen or heard. The top two of the five sets of tees play under 6,000 yards, so everyone here is nice.
Facilities are also worthy of an elite event. There is a full driveway, a short play area and practice green. Members of this semi-private club enjoy pool, tennis and fitness facilities.
“This course is one of my visits to a fun, stress-free round,” he wrote bnovak24 in a five-star review by The Bridges in Golf Advisor in October 2020. ‘It’s good, the staff are friendly and comfortable, holes are challenging and it’s affordable. Always a win / win here! ‘
If it’s been a while since you played The Bridges, come back and see the track’s brand new green bunkers. Drainage was added and both wooden bridges were replaced.
So put Gunter on your DFW golf card. A day of public-access golf in North Texas is no better than The Bridges Golf Club.