On Monday, May 16, Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center will host its seventh annual golf outing. This year the benefit will be held at The Bridge Golf Club.
The Center was opened in 1949 after a tragic fire that took the lives of two children in a migrant camp. Since then, the BHCCRC has provided services and care for underprivileged families, solidifying itself as an integral part of the community and its children.
Last year’s golf outing was held at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, a course that was ranked 44 on Golf Digest’s 2013–14 Greatest Gold Courses in America, and eighth in New York State. With its pristine, 500-acre property overlooking Peconic Bay, this year’s location, The Bridge, also has no shortage of exclusivity and notoriety.
Since opening in 2002, The Bridge has maintained a 150-member cap and gradually increased its huge membership fee ($750,000 in 2007, according to Yahoo Finance)—both of which keep the Bridgehampton course surrounded in a cloud of mystery and privacy. But along with its mystique, The Bridge also bears a unique, hip quality to accentuate its loftiness. According to an article from The New York Times, The Bridge is an “anti-golf course” of sorts, with its rejection of dress codes and its glass and steel-framed clubhouse, in lieu of the traditional faux-gothic or cottage aesthetic.
The BHCCRC golf outing may be one of the only chances to experience this club’s renowned, Rees Jones-designed course and unique vibe without paying the exorbitant membership fee.
The benefit begins at 8:30 a.m. at the driving range, with a tee time at 9:30 a.m. The participation fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, prizes and a silent auction. There is an early bird special for people who register before April 10: individuals for $750/ foursomes for $2,800. After April 10, prices go up to $800 for individuals and $3,000 for foursomes.
To register for the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center’s seventh annual golf outing, register online at bhccrc.com or contact Bonnie Michelle Cannon at [email protected] or 631-537-0616 x 16.