BRIDGEWATER GOLF CLUB (WEST COURSE) 260-925-8184
ndiana Golf Course Review
Bridgewater Golf Club in Auburn (just north of Ft. Wayne) is a 36-hole championship facility that affords golfers with an opportunity to play two distinctive layouts. The West course is the original design (formerly under another name - recently purchased by the owners of Bridgewater) while the East course is longer, the more modern and upscale of the two.
Each course has its own clubhouse facility. The West facility features a snack bar and pro shop, while the east clubhouse includes locker rooms with showers, a pro shop, snack area plus full service restaurant that is open Tuesday through Friday with a full menu, and through lunch on Sundays (closed Mondays). Near the East clubhouse is an extensive practice facility with full range plus short game practice area, and two putting greens. Banquet/outing facilities that can accommodate about 300 guests are adjacent.
On course, each property features marking systems that include 100, 150 and 200 yard markers on the fairways and cart paths, plus sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green. Pin placement information is posted on each scorecard. There is a nice variety of holes on each of the layouts, with service and a price structure that makes golf here a great value.
The West Course is short but sweet, playing over a rolling terrain with several raised greens and elevated tee areas. Trees line most of the fairways, but there are usually generous open spaces, inviting players of all abilities to test their skills. Most of the layout is secluded, but part of the course also plays along a residential area. Bunkering is understated and most of the green complexes are open in front, with ample room for recovery from offline approaches.
The West Course packs some punch with elevation changes and sloping putting surfaces. The three tee areas play to distances and slopes measuring 6305 yards/129 slope, 5938 yards/126 slope, and 5187 yards with a slope of 125 from the forward tees. Driver is not always warranted off the tee - golfers will have to play the doglegs strategically and utilize a good short iron game to score well here.
With two courses on property, great practice facilities, a fine restaurant and wonderful event rooms, Bridgewater is a great place for outings and special events. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.