Inaugural Bowdoin Invitational
Golf Tournament

Essex County

Join Bowdoin alumni from across the generations for a day of golf at Essex. In this inaugural year, we will come together with hosts of friends to honor the College’s commitment to “excellence through access” while sharing a day on the green.

Who: Open to all members of the Bowdoin community
What: 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, reception and dinner with fellow Polar Bears
When: September 9, 2014 | Register
Where: Essex County Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Why: Tournament sponsorships benefit Bowdoin’s Financial Aid Initiative
How much: Pay-to-play single registration, $295 all inclusive; reception/dinner only, $90

Play at Essex 

Essex County ClubThe Essex County Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, was founded in 1893. The original Club House was completed the same year. At that time, the grounds included a full size polo field, two clay tennis courts, and a nine-hole golf course. Today, ECC boasts an expanded Club House and eighteen-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross. Completed in 1917, the course features design traits recognized as distinguishing Ross’s finest work. Ten grass and ten clay tennis courts, three paddle tennis courts, and a full size swimming pool are also a part of the Club’s amenities, located on 180 acres of pristine landscape. 

Location: 153 School Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 -


Stay at Essex

Essex County Club is saving 8 guest rooms for golfers and their families who wish to stay on site after the event. Accommodations feature every modern comfort and rooms are individually designed with an emphasis on the highest quality of materials. Complimentary continental breakfast included. For more information, please inquire with Christine Amero at Essex ( and indicate you are with the Bowdoin group.

Higginson Suite A
(Shared Bath)
Higginson Suite B 
1 King

1 Twin
Curtis Room
(Shared Bath)
Ross Room
2 Twins

2 Twins
Manchester Suite
(Shared Bath)
Stonebridge Room
1 King

2 Twins
Red Room
(Shared Bath)
Gold Room
2 Twins

1 Double
    Arbella Room
(Private Bath)
1 Queen

Rates (includes all taxes and surcharges) —   Suite: $215/night   Standard: $175/night


Thanks for a great 2014 tournament. We'll see you in 2015!

Enjoy these photos taken during the tournament.

Hole Sponsors

Golden Bowdoin Sun ($5,000)

Fred Thorne ‘57
Steve Gormley ‘72
Jim MacAllen ‘66
Peter Small '64
Bill Farley '64
Al Ryan '64
Ralph Crowley '73
Stan Druckenmiller '75
Jeff Sherman '86
Robert L. Simon '63
David '76 and Lauren Herter '82
Art Black ’91

Silver Polar Bear ($2,500)

Steve Marrow ‘83
Eric Silverman ‘85
Mike Poor ‘64
Joe Bonasera ‘73
Mike Moynihan '89
Jon Uhrig '81
Emmett Lyne ’81
Dick Morse '60
Chris Clegg P’12
Dan Schiff '98, Patrick Dunn '98

Host Committee Sponsors

Jim MacAllen '66, Chair
Joe Bonasera '73
Sue Pardus '86
Ben Small '97
Stewart Strawbridge '98
Kate Gormley '09