Bridgewater Golf Club replacing Springwood in York Township

White Rose Bar & Grill slated for fall opening on site

The former Springwood Golf Club in York Township will reopen next week with a new name and look.

The York County facility is now known as Bridgewater Golf Club and will open back up on June 1 after shutting down over the winter, according to its owner, Manheim Township-based Keystone Custom Homes

In addition to its new name, Bridgewater will be a nine-hole golf course, rather than 18 holes. Officials say the slimmed-down club meets the growing trend of nine-hole courses that can be played in less than two hours.

Nine-hole courses accounted for about 27 percent of all golf in the U.S. in 2016, up from 22 percent in 2015.

“The days of a five-hour opportunity for golf are difficult to find for most families,” said Daniel Baker, a certified PGA professional and head golf professional for the club. 

Another change at the club is culinary.

A former restaurant at the course, Bogey Macaws American Grille, was closed by its operator, Heritage Hospitality Management.

Following renovations to the clubhouse and restaurant, White Rose Bar & Grill will open there this fall. The White Rose is a cornerstone of the restaurant scene in downtown York.

The nine-hole course also will have a pro shop with an indoor putting green and Full Swing golf simulator.

And it will be joined by a 160-acre neighborhood to be known as the The Views at Bridgewater.

The housing development has been in the works for about a decade. Some of the homes will be built on converted golf land, while more than 50 acres of open space will remain.

Construction on an initial group of 62 homes has started and several homes have already been sold. Keystone said homes will start at around $240,000.

Keystone is planning for additional homes on the property, though it hasn’t yet nailed down a total number.

Jason Scott
Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com.

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