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Open Table Nights at the Golf House

Tuesday, 5. February 2013 12:53

Executive Chef Jim Mercer and his team have introduced Open Table Nights at the Golf House restaurant. Each Wednesday night throughout the winter months, Bay Club members enjoy simple winter comfort food served casually at large communal tables. Self serve soup and salad begin the evening followed by entrees such as Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Stew, and House-made Meatloaf and Turkey dinner. And the children enjoy a special menu as well. This new format has been well received with many members taking advantage of these“One Pot” specials!

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Bay Club Academy of Fitness

Wednesday, 12. December 2012 10:52

Dave Maloney, Fitness Director at the Bay Club recently introduced the Academy of Fitness.  This new service offers members a variety of monthly health and wellness information in the form of lectures, videos, hand-outs, and bulletin boards displays.  In addition, Dave created a Bay Club Fitness Channel on YouTube to showcase a new monthly exercise each month.  You may view Dave’s library of videos by clicking here.

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A Trip to Blithewold Museum, Bristol, RI

Friday, 7. December 2012 10:46

Bay Club members recently enjoyed a visit to historic Bristol, Rhode Island to tour Blithewold Mansion just in time for the holidays. This year’s Christmas theme, “A Grand Tour or Europe” took participants from Paris to Italy to England, and many places in between. Each room displayed elaborate decorations with a feel of country to celebrate the Van Wickle family’s love of travel. Blithewold, a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay, was built by built by Augustus Van Wickle, a Pennsylvania coal baron and his wife, Bessie Pardee Van Wickle. Each year, numerous volunteers spend time decorating the 45 room mansion housed on the property. After the guided tour, members dined at Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grill, a favorite Bristol restaurant that served eclectic fare with a European flair. It was a great start to the holiday season!

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Paddle Tennis Opening Weekend

Friday, 9. November 2012 16:23

The Bay Club Paddle Tennis courts officially opened for the season on November 3 as players of varying experience joined in to rally with other members.

On November 4, Professional Paddle Tennis Instructor, Debbie Ginn gave a brief introduction to Paddle and joined members for some play.  Debbie is a PPTA and USPTA Certified Professional and has competed for the Philadelphia region in paddle at President’s Cup and Nationals in recent years.  Debbie has been teaching paddle for 8 years, most recently at the Philadelphia Cricket Club and is currently teaching tennis at the Natick Racquet Club.  She will be offering clinics and lessons this season at the Bay Club.

Paddle is an easy game to learn and many golfers and tennis players enjoy the great exercise, fun, and camaraderie over the fall and winter months.

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Bay Club Sustains Golf Course, Environment

Wednesday, 19. September 2012 13:21

The Bay Club was recently featured in the Standard-Times newspaper.  Golf Course Superintendent Jon O’Connor discussed with writer Ariel Wittenberg about the importance of the Bay Club’s environmental efforts.  To view the complete story, please click here.

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Introductory Calligraphy Workshop with White House Calligrapher Rick Paulus

Friday, 27. July 2012 10:15

Rick Paulus,  former White House Chief Calligrapher for Presidents William Clinton and George W. Bush, came to the Bay Club for a fun and exploratory Introduction to Calligraphy workshop.  A student and practitioner of hand-lettering for over thirty years, Rick led a two hour workshop that was designed for both beginners and intermediates.  Participants explored the methods of writing with a broad edge pen through replication of their own natural hand writing, as well as learned how to copy historical hands that have been the basis of our writing for close to 2,000 years.

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Mystery Progressive Dinner

Monday, 18. June 2012 9:00

A Mystery Progressive Dinner was held at various Bay Club homes to a sold out crowd. Members gathered at the Golf House restaurant to start the evening for cocktails and appetizers and found out whose Bay Club home they were to visit to be served a delightful dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jim Mercer.   After dinner, everyone returned to the Golf House for dessert.  This was a fun and great evening allowing members to mingle with others who they may not have had the chance to meet or spend time with previously. The night was filled with food, drink, laughter, and great company!

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Dominican Republic and the Haitian Relief Effort

Monday, 19. March 2012 9:10

Dr. Jeremy Stern recently shared his experiences over the last nine years performing orthopedic surgery and “Sports Medicine” on the impoverished citizens of the Dominican Republic with a lecture and slide show presentation. The lecture included a sample of the people he has had the privilege to help and those he has been fortunate to work with.  He explained to members about the evolution of the “mission” and some of the unintended benefits.  Dr. Stern also touched upon the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and their attempts to help.

The evening began with special Dominican rum cocktails held at the Sports and Activities Center.

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Cantonese Cooking Class with Jadine Loo-Dixon

Monday, 12. March 2012 8:08

Bay Club members recently learned the secrets of Chinese cooking with Jadine Loo-Dixon, the owner of Wok Magic, a Mattapoisett Caterer.  Cantonese cuisine is considered to be the finest of China’s regional cuisines, known all over the world for its freshness of ingredients. Jadine drew on her Cantonese heritage and more than 25 years of experience to show members how to take the mystery out of preparing Chinese food.  Jadine’s family immigrated to this country from Canton, China in the 1920s and opened Charlie Wong’s Chinese restaurant in downtown New Bedford.  Her parents operated a second Charlie Wong’s restaurant in the North End of New Bedford while her aunt and two uncles ran the Cathay Temple in Mattapoisett.  Some of the items prepared and served included Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings, Wonton Soup and Chicken with Chinese Vegetables, all prepared using the finest ingredients.

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Winter Classic Paddle Tennis Tournament

Friday, 2. March 2012 10:59

The Paddle Tennis program at the Bay Club continues to grow steadily due in part to the mild winter here in the northeast.  Sunny, warm weather prevailed for the first ever Bay Club Paddle Tennis Tournament recently held.  Teams competed in a matched pairs, round robin format and participants enjoyed a tasteful lunch prepared by Chef Jim Mercer and his staff.  All players had a winning day with much improved paddle, lots of fun, and camaraderie! Members are looking forward to the season ending Paddle Club Championship to be held at the end of April.

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Brahms: A Universal Requiem

Monday, 19. December 2011 15:10

Bay Club members were treated to a talk by Dr. David MacKenzie, Music Director for the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra  about the historical, cultural, and religious background of Johannes Brahms’ composition, A German Requiem, Op. 45. Dr. MacKenzie greeted members at the Golf House restaurant in advance of the NBSO Classical II “A Universal Music” performance at St. Anthony’s Church in New Bedford.

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Bay Club Walking Group

Tuesday, 13. December 2011 15:09

Bay Club Fitness Director Dave Maloney has organized an informal walking club for members.  During the fall and winter, walkers stroll the golf course and club property which includes more than 300 acres of conservation land.  Walks last for approximately one hour each Monday and they are an ideal form of exercise to help control weight, improve balance and reduce the risk of heart disease and developing high blood pressure.  Members of all ages have joined the group aiming to achieve a better lifestyle.

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Visiting Author Robert Repetto

Monday, 28. November 2011 17:38

The Bay Club recently welcomed leading environmental economist Robert Repetto to the club.  After a cocktail reception, Robert  shared with members in plain language, the latest scientific understanding of climate change, how our actions are influencing the climate, and recommendations of what can be done to address this critical environmental issue in the national and international context.  His most recent book, entitled “America’s Climate Problem: The Way Forward” was available for sale and signature.  Members also enjoyed a spirited Q & A session after the talk.

Robert has taught on Economics and Sustainable Development at Yale, Harvard and the University of Colorado.  He has served as a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Sustainable Development and as a member of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of EPA’s Science Advisory Board.  He has worked on fisheries management issues at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute under a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conversation for three summers.  He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics.

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Bay Club Real Estate Holdings Residential Opportunities

Wednesday, 23. November 2011 21:33

Since 2004, the Bay Club at Mattapoisett has maintained its position as the preeminent golf and country club community along the south coast of Massachusetts. Over the last 3 years, five custom homes have been completed and three new homes are under construction. Of note, four of the seven most recent home sales were spec homes, two of which are highlighted below.

Remaining home-sites in the Bay Club at Mattapoisett are priced from $240,000 to $610,000. Utilities including town water and sewer, natural gas and electricity, plus fiber optic cable providing telephone, internet and cable TV services (Comcast and Verizon) are available for convenient street-side hook-up by the builder.

About Us: Bay Club Real Estate Holdings, LLC (BCREH) is a licensed real estate brokerage office for the Bay Club at Mattapoisett. The office lists and actively markets fully permitted home-sites, homes built on spec by the Bay Club’s Preferred Builders as well as existing re-sales of Bay Club homes. Preferred Builders include Bayside Building, Inc., Steven J. Bishopric, RCR Development and Whitman Homes.

For more information about membership in the country club, residential opportunities or home-sites within the Bay Club at Mattapoisett, please contact us at or visit The Real Estate and Membership Development Office is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or by appointment. We can also be reached at 508-207-9232 or

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The Story of the Cape Cod Canal

Monday, 21. November 2011 20:47

Samantha Gray, Park Ranger from the US Army Corps of Engineers gave members of the Bay Club a presentation on the rich history, unique features and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal.  The presentation included a twenty minute film entitled ‘Canal Story’ which provided a broad overview of the early Canal building under August Belmont’s private company; the Corps of Engineers’ massive rehabilitation of the bankrupt waterway during the 1930’s; the present-day operations of the computerized marine traffic control system and the Canal’s extensive recreational opportunities.   Members enjoyed a light cocktail reception before the presentation which took place at the Sports and Activities Center.

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