Awards and NSGA Events

Prestigious Amateur Championships held at Osprey Ridge Golf Club

  • 2014 NSGA 4 Ball Championship
  • 2012 Canadian Junior Boy's Championship
  • 2011 Nova Scotia Men's Mid-Amateur Championship
  • 2009 Nova Scotia Men's Amateur Championship
  • 2009 Royale Cup Canadian Women's Senior Championship
  • 2007 Nova Scotia Junior Championship

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Club History

The Osprey Ridge Golf Club has its roots in the great North American golf boom of the "Roaring Twenties". It was during that storied sports era of Bobby Jones, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth that the Bridgewater Golf Club was created, and in 1927 opened a 9-hole course carved out of Bridgewater's highest hill in the then undeveloped northern edge of town.

Later renamed the Bridgewater Golf and Country Club, it served the area well for 70 years until BGCC opened Osprey Ridge during the last great continental golf boom of the 1990's. Though the dream of a high caliber championship course was finally realized in 1998, this goal was not easily achieved. There were many years of frustration and setbacks as various options were considered. Hopes of expanding the old course were deemed impractical.

At this juncture, when prospects for a new course appeared dim, Vic Coldwell assumed the major leadership role required to initiate and implement this major project. As Club President, he took a hands on approach in working with the Lunenburg Municipal Industrial Commission (LMIC) and acquiring from it, 229 acres of a former dairy farm in Pine Grove. The LMIC also arranged financing for the $500,000 purchase as well as an additional $2,500,000 for constructions costs. Grants of $450,000 were obtained from both the federal and provincial governments.

With most of the financing in place, Coldwell engaged the services of internationally renowned golf course architect Graham Cooke to design the course and oversee the project. Whatever past frustrations and problems may have been, they seemed to dissolve in the sheer delight of members with Cooke's impressive creation when, with a pair of Osprey soaring above, the course finally opened in May of 1998. It was evident from the beginning that Osprey Ridge was a unique and very special golf course that met or exceeded member expectations.

Yet many challenges lay ahead. The course was exceptional, but the beginnings otherwise humble. A trailer next to a port-a-potty above the first tee served as pro shop and restaurant/bar, and the office was in the cow barn. A pot-holed, often dusty entrance road led to an equally dusty parking lot that often left undesirable first and last impressions. Construction of the clubhouse and considerable paving, including the cart paths, in the first few years were welcome additions. In 2006 the Miriam Penney Room, which readily accommodates general meetings, wedding receptions, and other social events, was added.

Through all of those early years, Osprey Ridge gained growing recognition both in Nova Scotia and beyond as a high quality attraction that offers golfers a worthy challenge whatever one's skills. Its prominence in the golfing community has been amply demonstrated by its selection to host two national tournaments and the Nova Scotia Amateur in the last several years.

Finally, an economic impact study in 2010 called Osprey "an economic engine of Lunenburg County" concluding that "Osprey Ridge provides an important economic impact that benefits the community at large, notably in terms of employment, expenditures by visiting golfers, generations of tax revenues, fund-raising for local charities, and the attraction of new residents who create substantial economic activity".

Osprey Ridge has etched itself in community history and also the golf community as a whole, and will continue to do so for many years to come.

 

A big thank you to member John MacDonald for your input in helping to recall Osprey Ridge's past history.

Signature Design

A creation of internationally recognized golf course architect Graham Cooke, Osprey Ridge is an 18-hole championship course that provides a worthy challenge and a unique and pleasurable golfing experience for players of all skill levels. Four sets of tees play from 5,300 to 6,600 yards, and feature tree-lined fairways, with varying elevations, speckled with 54 sand traps, water in play on ten holes, and large undulating greens. A topnotch practice facility, with driving range, chipping and putting areas and sand bunkers, complements the layout.

West Jet Magazine's citation as "the best golf value in Atlantic Canada", reflects the growing reputation of Osprey as a superb golf course offering reasonable greens fees and membership dues. The reputation for excellence was enhanced when the Club earned rave reviews while hosting both the Senior Women's Canadian Championship and the Nova Scotia Amateur in 2009. In 2012, Osprey Ridge hosted the Canadian Junior Boys Championship and in 2014 the Nova Scotia Four Ball Championships was hosted by Osprey Ridge.

A full service bar and lounge with friendly service is inviting for 19th hole relaxation. The banquet facility, with able chef and competent staff, is ideal for weddings, family reunions, retirement send-offs or any other celebration, especially if one wants the ambience and atmosphere of a country setting. The sweeping panoramic landscape provides a pleasing background for memorable photos. Groups of up to 150 people can be readily accommodated.

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