As you may have heard, the Naples Golf and Country Club has closed and will not be reopened in the Spring. Many of you have played golf at Naples for many years and will find it difficult to see it go. As the new largest group of shareholders (92%) to own and manage the golf course for the past ten years, we have come to a point where trying to keep it running as a golf course makes no sense financially. We have worked very hard to improve the financial condition of the golf course operations through additional investment, significantly improving the course conditions, making the operations more efficient, and doing everything we could to increase sales revenue. We tried to grow our restaurant business but due to lack of community support had to scale that back. Total golf play revenue dropped $41,000 from 2016 to 2017. The peak season for Naples Golf & Country Club to really make any money is July and August, the other four months we are open each year we lose money, and the 6 months over the winter loses a lot of money. In order to keep operating, the owners have to keep providing additional funds to make up the losses. In order to protect the investment that the owners have put into the course, the course has been closed and will be liquidated. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Both Point Sebago and Bridgton Highlands have stepped up to offer the Members of Naples Golf & Country Club good discounts to earn your business.
Richard Dyke, Chairman
Allen Faraday, President & Treasurer
In 1925-26 Robert Braun, his lawyer, Eugene Bodge, and Dr. Angus Hebb, all of whom lived or had summer homes in Bridgton, contacted the noted golf course designer, A.W. Tillinghast, to design a course on Highland Ridge.
Tillinghast, noted for many famous courses, including Baltusrol, Winged Foot and Bethpage, designed a par 37, nine-hole course with a length of 3212 yards. The actual “hands on” work at Bridgton was done by Ralph Martin Barton, who also did the work at Tillinghast's Mid-Ocean and Yale University golf courses.
In the 1980s, the prior owners hired Cornish and Silva to design and build two new holes (current holes #5 and #14) to replace the original 7th and 8th holes due to construction of 16 condominiums.
In 1992, 20 community-minded citizens purchased the nine-hole golf course at auction and immediately set about to expand it to an 18-hole layout using a design by Fred Ryan, one of the new owners. The new holes were intertwined with the original Tillinghast holes and those added by Cornish & Silva. The 18-hole layout, featuring four sets of tees, opened for play in 1994.
Bridgton Highlands is a fun, friendly, open-to-the-public golf and tennis facility located in the heart of Maine's Lakes Region with a range of activities for everyone.
Bridgton Highlands Country Club
379 Highland Rd.
Bridgton, ME 04009
Naples Maine is set in the heart of the Lakes Region, the spectacular place where people come to play in beautiful Western Maine and Steamboat Landing Mini-Golf is a big part of their fun. Steamboat Landing is Maine's premier miniature golf course. We are located in a shaded, woodland setting.
A trip to Steamboat Landing is like taking a tour through the Pine Tree State and experiencing “…the way life should