The Bridges Golf Course offers several bridges across Minnesota golf history. Then the Winona Country Club, the course was opened as a nine-hole route, which also served as one of the founding members behind the Minnesota Golf Association.
Robert Trent Jones was in the neighborhood during the ‘60s, working nearby on the Hazeltine Golf Club. The club purchased additional property so Jones could create 11 new holes, incorporating seven originals into the final 18. Finally, looking to add a practice area, they contacted Joel Goldstrand — who has more Minnesota courses to name than anyone — to redesign the No. 18 hole.
The course was eventually acquired by the city of Winona and opened to the public. The municipal route takes its name from a series of bridges that stretch across the Pleasant Creek. Hopefully you’ll be in position to use them smoothly: Many holes cross the valley, and duffing a tee shot will require an awkward walk to your ball, while your playing partner waits in the cart at the end of the bridge.