Getting To Know: Bridgewater Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Ivan Foster, PGA, Head Golf Professional
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Ivan Foster, PGA who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Bridgewater Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course that was built in 1999. The course features large, undulated greens and water that comes into play on 15 of the 18 holes.
Bridgewater offers a full service Golf Shop, driving range, dedicated short game area and large putting green.
The Water's Edge is our full service restaurant located within the clubhouse and handles all of the food & beverage needs for restaurant customers, golfers, golf outings, weddings and banquets.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Bridgewater Golf Club offers the ability to play any of our five sets of tees making it enjoyable for players of all abilities including women. The Cedar Creek and 3 covered bridges that take golfers around the course offer added beauty to the meticulously manicured fairways, tees and greens.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
With water traversing much of the property it is always a good idea to check out the yardage guide to determine if driver is the right play from the tee. Sacrificing a few extra yards may help save a few extra shots!
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #18 is our signature hole. It is a lengthy Par 5 that requires a solid tee shot to avoid the trees that line the fairway on both sides.
If you are fortunate enough to find the fairway, don't let your guard down as the next two shots are among the most difficult on the course.
Trees continue to line the length of the hole and a decision must be made for the second shot to either lay up short of a pond that encroaches from the left or to try and place your shot into the narrow sliver of fairway next to the pond.
Your approach shot will need to navigate a small creek short of the green and a small pond and bunker to the right. And finally, this is one of the most difficult greens on the course to read. Par here is an excellent score!!
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Water's Edge always has a large selection of micro and specialty brewed beers available to choose from. If there is a slight chill in the air, be sure to try our famous New England Clam Choder, available everyday!
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Black Tees - 67 Silver Tees - 64 Blue Tees - 62
Back Tee Stats
Bridgewater Golf Club
1818 Morningstar Road
Auburn, IN, 46706
Revised: 01/17/2013 - Article Viewed 20,224 Times - View Golf Course Profile
Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
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