First Annual Battle at the Bridges: A Builder’s Medieval Times Golf Battle for Charity

Let the games begin! It’s the first ever Battle at the Bridges Feast & Tournament, sponsored by Centurion American and the development genius behind the company, Mehrdad Moayedi. In case you have not heard, he is the hottest developer in town, his company, Centurion American, buying up so many developments (The Stoneleigh, the land next door to Champ D’Or, The Courtyards at Normandy, etc.)  I have to keep an Exel spread just sheet to keep up with his acquisitions. His adorable wife tells me she looks for property bargains while driving car pool! Tonight, Wednesday June 20, Centurion offers an opportunity for local home builders to participate with a foursome representing their charity of choice to compete against rival DFW builders in a friendly scramble for The Battle at the Bridges trophy. The booty: complimentary green fees for 1 year to the Bridges Golf Club (great course) and a donation to the Charity of the winner’s choice.

Word is teams are signing up fast and Centurion expects reps from the top 50 DFW builders to tee off in the Battle.

Mehrdad’s vision is to offer a four man scramble golf tournament every year at his newly-acquired, Fred Couples designed golf course called The Bridges Golf Club located in The Bridges at Preston Crossings community in Gunter, TX about 30 miles north of Dallas. Builders, city reps, and community partners compete in a four man scramble with mulligan’s and games for the opportunity to be the Builder who wins the Battle at The Bridges. The event is a tournament and feast. Several local restaurants provide goodies, like Rudy’s BBQ in Frisco, Albertsons of DFW, and Daddy Rex BBQ of Anna. The awards dinner is by Addison’s Texas De Brazil.

Where, I ask, are the horses? Because Mehrdad’s latest acquisition is a 1580 acre development with an amazing equestrian center, a former private horse farm. (Cattle Barons was here twice and no cars got stuck in the mud.)  There’s the Fred Couples 18 hole golf course, a clubhouse, pool, 24 acre fishing lake, greenbelts and forests and yes this is all in Gunter, which is like a little Marble Falls (minus river) north of Prosper. Serious horse country: kiddos can come home from school when they live here and take riding lessons. (Sometimes they even offer FREE riding!)

Lots range from one-third to two full acres and get this pricing — don’t fall off your horse: $70,000 to $120,000.