The Bowdoin College golf team was instituted in the early 1900's and is one of the school's longest- running varsity teams. The squad has enjoyed a rich tradition of success, competing well at the State and Regional level.
The Polar Bears play between 7-8 events each fall season, mostly in the State of Maine- one of the most underrated golf locations in the country. Winners of numerous CBB and Maine State Championships, the team also competes at the NESCAC Tournament against their traditional conference rivals. The College sponsors both a men's and women's team, and carries from 10-15 players.
The men's golf team enjoyed one of their finest seasons in years in 2008, posting several strong finishes at regionally-recognized tournaments. Bowdoin won the Colby Invitational and finished second at the CBB and Maine State Collegiate and Husson Invitational Tournaments. The Polar Bears placed sixth overall at the NESCAC Championship.
Ryan Blossom and Jeff Cutter each had excellent campaigns, with Blossom earning All-NESCAC honors thanks to his fourth-place showing at the Conference tourney while also winning medalist honors at the Maine State Championship and Thomas Invitational. Cutter claimed Second-Team All-Conference and individual medalist recognition at the season-ending CBB Championship.
The Polar Bears play their home matches at Brunswick Golf Club. The challenging, par-72 layout is considered by many to be the best course in Mid-Coast Maine. Just a par-five away from campus, the course gives the Bowdoin squads ample opportunities for practice and play and is also open to the public. For more information on the course, visit www.brunswickgolfclub.com.