History

Our Story

Since the early 1920s, the Biddeford-Saco Country Club has been one of the more popular golf clubs in the state of Maine. Located in Saco and Old Orchard Beach, the club boasts an 18-hole Donald Ross course, a beautiful clubhouse located in the refurbished original farmhouse that sat on the Kelly property, and one of the best driving ranges and practice facilities in the state.

Biddeford-Saco Country Club started out as a typical country club of the time, offering various activities as bowling, skating, tennis, shooting, and golf on the newly-designed course, of which only nine holes were originally built. The club evolved over time to more embrace golf and the other activities were dropped. Golf continued to grow in popularity and in the mid-1980s, renowned architect Brian Silva was hired to complete Ross’ original design. The back nine was completed along with a renovation of the clubhouse in 1991 and the membership welcomed more members. With a premier location, a beautiful 18-hole course that hosted the Maine Amateur Championship in just its second year of completion and affordable rates, the membership soon swelled enough that a By-Law was enacted to limit the number of individual members to 500, a number which has been maintained since the early 1990s.

 

Today, BSCC is the home of the State Champion Thornton Academy Golf Team, and remains as one of the most active clubs in the state, maintaining its affordable rates as a member-owned club. Its governance is left to the Board of Trustees, which employs a full-time staff to ensure day-to-day operations. The clubhouse dining room, which overlooks the first and ninth holes, is available for rent for private functions, and the golf course is also open to groups, as well as public play.

BSCC retains its position as one of the top clubs in the state and again hosted the Maine Amateur Championship in 2008, at which time former President George HW Bush attended to watch friend and many-time Maine Champ Mark Plummer compete in the final group against eventual winner, 18-year-old Ryan Gay.

Since its early beginnings, BSCC has always been a club that has welcomed its visitors and those traditions continue today. With its proximity to nearby Old Orchard Beach, it makes for one of the best vacation destinations that Maine has to offer its golfing public.

 

 

These historic events are based upon the best information available.

Men’s Club Champions

1922 – A.W. Foss

1923 – J.P. Rundle

1924 – Dr. F. Clord

1925- W.E. Shaw

1926 – R.H. Bryant

1927 – R.H. Bryant

1928 – P.E. Chadbourne

1929 – P.E. Chadbourne

1935 – A.L. Merrow

1940 – D.S. Cook

1942 – P.D. McCallum

1943 – E.O. McNabb

1944 – A.A. McCallum

1945 – J.E. Hickey

1946 – A.A. McCallum

1947 – A.A. McCallum

1948 – Steve Polackwich

1949 – E.O. McNabb

1959 – Steve Polakwich

1960 – Steve Polakwich

1961 – Steve Polakwich

1962 – Steve Polakwich

1963 – Steve Polakwich

1976 – Mike Verrier

1977 – Tim Angis

1978 – Tim Angis

1979 – Tim Angis

1980 – Gale Jameyson

1981 – Mark Friedman

1982 – Gale Jameyson

1983 – Romeo Laberge

1984 – George Hogan

1985 – Steve Kavanaugh

1986 – George Hogan

1987 – Mike Verrier

1988 – Romeo Laberge

1989 – Romeo Laberge

1990 – Steve Kavanaugh

1991 – Guy Gagnon

1992 – Dave Goyet

1993 – Fred Clark III

1994 – Fred Clark III

1995 – Guy Gagnon

1996 – Romeo Laberge

1997 – Fred Clark III

1998 – Scott Dewitt

1999 – Scott Dewitt

2000 – Jeff Dutil

2001 – Scott Dewitt

2002 – Scott Dewitt

2003 – Tim Desmaris

2004 – Scott Dewitt

2005 – Scott Dewitt

2006 – Scott Dewitt

2007 – John Whiteman

2008 – Keith Patterson

2009 – Keith Patterson

2010 – Keith Patterson

2011 – Keith Patterson

2012 – Scott Dewitt

2013 – Brian Angis

2014 – Brian Angis

2015 – Scott Dewitt

2016 – Zach Golojuch

2017 – Zach Golojuch

2018 – Jim Quentin

2019 – Joe Hamilton

2020 – Armand Ouellette

2021 – Keith Patterson

2022 – Keith Patterson

Women’s Club Champions

1922 – Marjorie Garland

1923 – Elizabeth Dean

1924 – Mary J. Doyle

1925 – Beatrice C. Atkinson

1926 – Beatrice C. Atkinson

1927 – Marion Donaldson

1945 – Valorie McCallum

1984 – Donna Moutsatsos

1985 – Donna Moutsatsos

1986 – Donna Moutsatsos

1987 – Donna Moutsatsos

1988 – Bernice Vadnais

1989 – Bernice Vadnais

1990 – Bernice Vadnais

1991 – Bernice Vadnais

1992 – Donna Moutsatsos

1993 – Bernice Vadnais

1994 – Bernice Vadnais

1995 – Bernice Vadnais

1996 – Bernice Vadnais

1997 – Donna Moutsatsos

1998 – Bernice Vadnais

1999 – Donna Moutsatsos

2004 – Bernice Vadnais

2005 – Megan Angis

2006 – Megan Angis

2007 – Bernice Vadnais

2008 – Stephanie Babin

2009 – Emily Bouchard

2010 – Emily Bouchard

2011 – Emily Bouchard

2012 – Emily Bouchard

2013 – Emily Bouchard

2014 – Ruth Colucci

2015 – Ruth Colucci

2016 – Ruth Colucci

2017 – Ruth Colucci

2018 – Ruth Colucci

2019 – Ruth Colucci

2020 – Ruth Colucci

2021 – Ruth Colucci

2022 – Ruth Colucci

Men’s Senior Club Champions

 

(Age 55 & older)

1992 – Tom Winston Sr.

1993 – Bob Leblanc & Mark Snow

1994 – Bob Leblanc Sr.

1995 – Bob Leblanc Sr.

1996 – Mark Snow

1997 – Joe Binette

1998 – Mark Snow

1999 – Jim Curtis

2000 – Mark Snow

2001 – Gale Jameyson

2002 – Tom Donovan

2003 – Ted Gardner

2004 – Romeo Laberge

2005 – Mark Freidman

2006 – Dick Buffum

2007 – Not Held

2008 – Mark Snow

2009 – John Bouchard

2010 – Mark Freidman

2011 – Ron Dery

2012 – Randy Smith

2013 – Not Held

2014 – Ron Dery

2015 – Ron Dery

2016 – Dan Bellemare

2017 – Scott Dewitt

2018 – Ron Dery

2019 – Scott Dewitt

2020 – Ron Dery

2021 – Mike O’Brien

2022 – Mike O’Brien

Men’s Super Senior Club Champions

(Age 70 & older)

2019 – Randy Smith

2020 – Mike Binette

2021 – Bob Barber

2022 – Bob Barber

The Pinky Four Ball Match Play Tournament

1990 – Romeo Laberge /  John Litwinetz

2001 – Clay Graybeal / Tom Winston Sr.

2002 – Guy Laliberte / Carl Parisien

2003 – Shawn Brown / Bob Sanford

2004 – Paul Descoteau / Paul McCallum

2005 – Jeff Dutil / Tim Dutil

2006 – Richard Baisly / Doug Murray

2007 – Bob Guillory / Guy Lamontagne

2008 – Dick Buffum / Mark Freidman

2009 – Tony Deleo / Doug Murray

2010 – Dave Cook / Tom Kane Jr.

2011 – Bob Guillory / Guy Lamontagne

2012 – Bert Dube / Phil Dube

2013 – Paul Descoteau / Romeo Laberge

2014 – Shawn Brown / Bob Sanford

2015 – Frank Defrancesco / Andy Gelinas

2016 – Dave Cook / Tom Kane Jr.

2017 – Randy Smith / Walter Smith

2018 – Mike Labonte / Andy Lynch

2019 – Harry Center / Wayne Pike

2020 – Paul Keenan / Tim Pelczar

2021 – Leon Lindquist / Steve Hodsdon

2022 – Leon Lindquist / Steve Hodsdon

Championships at Biddeford Saco Country Club

Maine Amatuer Championship

1930 – Charles Webber II

1991 – Sean Gorgone

2008 – Ryan Gay

2020 – Cole Anderson

New England Senior Amatuer

2019 – Bob Kearney

Members who Played in USGA Championships

1980 – Tim Angis (U.S. Amatuer)

1995-1996 – Casey Bourque (U.S. Public Links)

1997 – Scott Dewitt (USGA State Team)

1998 – Casey Bourque (U.S. Amatuer)

1999 – Casey Bourque (USGA State Team)

2003 – Scott Dewitt (USGA State Team)

2004 – Casey Bourque (U.S. Open @ Shinnecock Hills)

2005 – Keith Patterson (USGA State Team)

2009 – Bernice Vadnais (USGA State Team)

2017 – Ruth Colucci (USGA State Team)

Course Record

Sean Gorgone shot a 63 from the Championship Tees to set the course record in 1991 during the Maine Amatuer Championship. His hole by hole score:

Front: 4, 2, 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4 = 31

Back: 2, 4, 4 ,4, 4, 2, 4, 4, 4 =32

 

State of Maine Champions

Maine Amatuer Championship

1959 – Steve Polakwich

1995- Casey Bourque

Maine Mid-Amatuer Championship

1996 – Romeo Laberge

2014 – Keith Patterson

Maine Senior Amatuer Championship

1968 – Steve Polakwich

2016 – Ron Dery

2021 – Mike O’Brien

2022 – Keith Patterson

Women’s Amatuer Championship

2011-2013 – Emily Bouchard

Southern Maine Women’s Championship

1997 – Bernice Vadnais

Maine Boy’s Junior Championship

1993 – Casey Bourque

1999 – Matt Brennick

2005 – John Whiteman

Maine Girls Junior Championship

2001-2003 – Megan Angis

Maine Senior Match Play Championship

2021 – Mike O’Brien

 State of Maine 2-Man Four Ball Championship

1995 & 1996 – Eric Bleile / Casey Bourque

1999-2003 – Scott Dewitt / Keith Patterson

2010 – Scott Dewitt / Keith Patterson

2019 – Brian Angis / Joe Hamilton

State of Maine Senior Four Ball Championship

2014 – Ron Dery / Randy Sawyer

2021 & 2022 – Scott Dewitt / Keith Patterson

 

 

Members inducted to the Maine State Golf Hall of Fame

1993 – Alex Chisolm

1997 – Steve Polakwich

1997 – Gene McNabb

2002 – Harvey Lamontagne

2006 – Bryce Roberts

2009 – Tom Winston Sr.

2011 – Mike Verrier

2013 – Tim Angis

2015 – Romeo Laberge

2017 – Nancy Story

2022 – Casey Bourque

 

MSGA Player of the Year

1998 – Casey Bourque

2002 – Scott Dewitt

2018 – Ruth Colucci

 

State of Maine Club Team Championship

1991 – Scott Dewitt, Jeff Dutil, Guy Gagnon, Keith Patterson

1993 – Mark Freidman, Guy Gagnon, George Hogan, John Paquette

2002 – Steve Bouthot, Scott Dewitt, Jeff Dutil, Keith Patterson

2005 – Steve Bouthot, Scott Dewitt, Joe Hamilton, Keith Patterson

2011 – Steve Bouthot, David Cook, Scott Dewitt, Keith Patterson

2019 – Brian Angis, Zach Golojuch, Joe Hamilton, Jim Quentin

2022 – Scott Dewitt, Mike O’Brien, Armand Ouellette, Keith Patterson

State of Maine Senior Club Team Championship

2020 & 2022 – Ron Dery, Scott Dewitt, Mike O’Brien, Keith Patterson

Biddeford Saco Country Club Head Golf Professionals

James J. Bagley

Alex Chisholm

Gene McNabb

Andy Manero

Harvey Lamontange

Bryce Roberts

Andy Anderson

John Angis

Jim McDonald

Tim Pooler

Tim Angis

Richard Altham

Mike Caron

State of Maine Mixed Championship

1984-1986 – Keith Patterson & Martha White

1992 – Romeo Laberge & Donna Moutsatsos / Jeff Dutil & Bernice Vadnais

1995 – Steve Bouthot & Pennie Cummings

1997 – Steve Bouthot & Pennie Cummings

2000 – Steve Bouthot & Pennie Cummings

2002 – Keith Patterson & Martha White

2004-2005 – Keith Patterson & Martha White

2006 – Jeff Dutil & Bernice Vadnais

2007 – Steve Bouthot & Pennie Cummings

2009 – Keith Patterson & Martha White

2010-2012 – John Bouchard & Emily Bouchard

2015 – Joe Hamilton & Emily Bouchard

 

High School State Champions

1950 – Erwin Kennedy Jr.

1994 – Casey Bourque

2002 – Megan Angis

2009 – Brian Angis

MSGA Presidents

Steve Polakwich

Gale Jameyson

Mark Freidman