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

Employment Opportunities

 

Osprey Ridge is currently staffed for the 2016 Season. 
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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.

Weather

Golf Events

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July 25th 

2 Man Team Scramble

Follow Link:  https://www.chronogolf.ca/club/17192/events/100620 to sign up  

Your Full name with handicap

$25 Members  / $40 Guests

Pay at Golf Shop the day of play ....CASH ONLY 

9 Holes of Golf/ Cart/ Meal and Prizes 

6pm Shotgun 

 

 

July 29th 

2pm Shotgun 

Two Man Teams 

Members pay $35 each so $70 for Member Teams 

Non-Members pay $60 each so $120 for Non-Member Teams 

Member/ Non-Member Mixed $95 total for team 

Follow link  https://www.chronogolf.ca/club/17192/events/99484

Add handicaps in the notes area on the sign up 

Pay at the Golf Shop on day of event - CASH ONLY 

18 Holes / Carts / Meal / Drink Ticket / Prizes 

Club Calendar

Rawson Lunch Group
Wed Jul 25 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Men's Social Night

2 Man Teams

Members $25 and Guests $40

Click on link below to sign  

https://www.chronogolf.ca/club/17192/events/100620

Wed Jul 25 @ 6:00PM -
Stewart Travel Hole in One contest

Members Kevin & Michelle Hayward from Stewart Travel Group and hosting a Hole in One contest for the first 144 golfers on the turn at Hole #10 par 3

Thu Jul 26 @12:00AM
July 29th 2 Man Team Event
Sun Jul 29 @ 2:00PM -
Men's Social Golf Event

4 Man Teams 

Wed Aug 01 @ 6:00PM -
Trivia 9 & Dine
Thu Aug 02 @ 4:30PM -
Zeumeren Golf Event

9:20am - 10am Split tee off's for this group 

Members and Green fee's use split tee's prior to this group 

Tue Aug 07 @ 9:20AM - 10:00AM
Men's Social Night

2 Man Teams 

Wed Aug 08 @ 6:00PM -
Don Herman Golf Event 1:30pm Mod Shotgun
Fri Aug 10 @ 1:30PM -
Club Championships 8.30am start time
Sat Aug 11 @ 8:30AM -
Club Championships
Sun Aug 12 @ 8:30AM -
Bob Smye Memorial Golf Event 1:30 Mod Shotgun
Mon Aug 13 @ 1:30PM - 06:30PM
Men's Social Golf Event

4 Man Teams 

Wed Aug 15 @ 6:00PM -
Osprey Ladies Texas Scramble 10:30am Shotgun

Thursday, August 16th/2018

Deadline to Sign up is Friday, August 10th

Contact Marilyn Branson at 902-543-1874 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10:30am Shotgun 

$120 per Team of Two 

Golf, Meal and Prizes included 

Complimentary Range day of tournament 

Maximum index differential between team members is 6.0  Bring higher handicap within 6 of lower handicap. Take 60% of higher and 40% of lower and add together for Team handicap

 

Thu Aug 16 @10:30AM - 03:30PM
Agroupr Golf Event 1pm Split Tee's
Sun Aug 19 @ 1:00PM -
Men's Social Night

2 Man Teams 

Wed Aug 22 @ 6:00PM -
Marie Woodworth ......Modified Shotgun 10:30am
Tue Aug 28 @10:30AM -
Men's Social Golf Event

4 Man Teams 

Wed Aug 29 @ 6:00PM -
Stewart Travel Hole in One contest

Members Kevin & Michelle Hayward from Stewart Travel Group and hosting a Hole in One contest for the first 144 golfers on the turn at Hole #10 par 3

Thu Aug 30 @12:00AM
Trivia 9 & Dine
Fri Aug 31 @ 4:30PM -
Men's Social Night

2 Man Teams 

Wed Sep 05 @ 6:00PM -
Bell Aliant Golf Event
Fri Sep 07 @12:00AM
Bell Aliant Golf Event
Sat Sep 08 @12:00AM
Ladies Day Closing 3:30pm Shotgun
Tue Sep 11 @ 3:30PM -
3 Plant Michelin Golf Tournament
Sun Sep 16 @12:00AM
Men's Social Night Closing

4 Man Teams 

Wed Sep 19 @ 6:00PM -
Trivia 9 & Dine
Fri Sep 21 @ 4:30PM -
Robinson Cup Team Play

September 22nd 

1st Round 

Played at Bluenose Club in Lunenburg 

Sat Sep 22 @12:00AM
Lunenburg Emergency Service Golf Event

1:30pm Modified Shotgun starts 

Sat Sep 22 @ 1:30PM -
Robinson Cup Team Play

September 23rd

2nd Round 

Played at Chester Golf Club 

Sun Sep 23 @12:00AM
Mixed Invitational

September 28th & 30th
Friday Night Social starting at 6pm
Saturday Post Game Dinner
Saturday & Sunday 10am Shotgun
Free Practice Round
Pinehurst Format$175 all in for 2-person team

CONTACT KATHLEEN FLINN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To Register and Pay
Only a limited number of spots so sign up today!

Fri Sep 28 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
1st Round Mixed Invitational 10am Shotgun
Sat Sep 29 @10:00AM -
2nd Round Mixed Invitational 10am Shotgun
Sun Sep 30 @10:00AM -
Greens Aeration Course Closed

If the aeration is done on Tuesday, then the tee sheet will open for Wednesday. 

Tue Oct 02 @12:00AM
Greens Aeration Course Closed
Wed Oct 03 @12:00AM
Iron Person

11am Shotgun 

Entry is $50 plus tax per two-person team 

Power carts are extra

Men tee off from black tees 

Ladies tee off from white tees

Format is front 9 Best Ball, back 9 Scramble 

Prizes for both men and ladies teams ( gross only) 

1st $100

2nd $75

3rd $50

Sat Oct 27 @11:00AM -