The BWI Golf League is a work plus friends 9 hole league in central Maryland.
Weekly play consists of 9 holes of play on weekdays after work, “twilight” play, with tee times typically around 4:30 - 5:15 PM. League members are primarily current employees, retirees and friends.
League weekly play occurs at two golf courses, Timbers at Troy Golf Course; and at Diamond Ridge Golf Course.
There are multiple nights of league play at each Course. Members choose their desired course and are then assigned to play on one of the nights at the selected course. There is an attempt to assign people of similar golfing ability for a given night.
Weekly play is based on an individual stroke play format (not teams). Competition is against the other members of your night’s “flight” with each member earning points in the standings based on their net score shot (gross score minus handicap) every week.
League members pay their weekly greens fees, for walking or riding, directly to the course.
League membership dues are $55 per season. The dues go primarily towards prizes and defraying the cost of the annual Banquet Dinner at the end of the season. In addition those members playing at Diamond Ridge also pay the league an additional $30 for reserving tee times for the season.
Golfers are also asked to purchase a Diamond Ridge Advantage Card or Timbers Player’s Card directly from the course, which will lower their weekly greens fees and provide other cost benefits as range balls. Refer to the course websites for details. For information on the Timbers course, their website is http://timbersgolf.com; for the Diamond Ridge Course access thru BaltimoreGolfing.com.
In addition to the weekly play, there are also optional 18-hole outings held at Baltimore area and southern PA courses spread throughout the season’s play. These tournaments are typically on 9-80 Fridays which are non-work days for many Northrop employees, and are for members of the league and their sponsored guests. Tournament cost is typically about $50 - $65 each, depending on the course.