Bowdoin Invitational
Essex County Club

Essex County

Join Bowdoin alumni from across the generations for a day of golf at Essex. In 2014 this tournament sold out! Join in this celebration of Polar Bear friends to honor the College’s commitment to preserving access and opportunity to Bowdoin by raising funds for Financial Aid while sharing a day out on the course.

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 16, 2015 | Registration opens July 22
Where: Essex County Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Why: Tournament sponsorships benefit Bowdoin’s Financial Aid initiative through the Wil Smith '00 Scholarship Fund or other scholarship fund of choice.
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.

2014 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

2015 Host Committee Sponsors

Kelly Baetz Boden ‘96
Lloyd Byrne ‘88
Lauren Tenney Herter ’82 P’11, ’12, ‘15
Jim MacAllen ‘66
Sue Pardus ‘86
Steve Prinn ‘98
Kate Gormley Saeli ‘09
Stewart Strawbridge ‘98