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ESSEX COUNTY:Hendricks Field Golf Course

Hendricks Field Golf Course
Franklin Avenue, Belleville
Phone # 973-751-0178

HOST COMMUNITY - BELLEVILLE

Course Profile

Designed by architect Charles Banks, Hendricks Field features well contoured putting surfaces and many interesting holes. Opened in 1929, renovations at Hendricks have included the reconstruction of tees and bunkers, as well as extensive upgrades in drainage that have significantly improved playing conditions.

Hendricks has a number of classically designed holes such as the par four 4th hole that has a cluster of Principal’s Nose bunkers in the center of the fairway that present strategic decisions, and the exacting par three 6th with a green that is almost completely surrounded by bunkers. Among the best holes on the back nine is the par five 10th where golfer must negotiate a stream that crosses the fairway in order to reach the green.

The narrow fairways and well-guarded greens at Hendricks require both accurate and thoughtful play to add to golfers' enjoyment at this hidden gem in Belleville.

DIRECTIONS

From Garden State Parkway North: Take Exit 150. Turn right onto Hoover Avenue. Turn right onto Joralemon Street. Turn right onto Franklin Avenue. Course is on the right.

From Garden State Parkway South: Take Exit 149. Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Drive. Turn right onto Belleville Avenue. Turn left onto Franklin Avenue. Course is on the right.

Use the intersection “Belleville Avenue and Franklin Avenue” when obtaining driving directions from the Internet.

Hendricks Field Map

 

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Byrne Golf Course
Hendricks Golf Course
Weequahic Golf Course
 
To schedule a tee time:
Golfers with an Essex County Golf ID Card can schedule tee times at Francis Byrne, Hendricks Field and Weequahic Golf Courses using an automated tee time system. Call 973-350-8930 and follow the prompts on the message. Golfers with Essex County Golf ID Cards can continue using their old PIN #. Enrolled residents may book tee times up to 7 days in advance starting at 8:00 p.m. the prior week. Enrolled non-residents may book tee times 5 days in advance starting the prior week. (To obtain a Golf ID Card, see Golf General Information below.)
Golf General Information
How to obtain a Golf ID Card

The County of Essex requires each golfer to enroll with the County prior to using the automated tee time system. You may enroll in person at the Parks Department Golf ID Unit located at Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course, 220 Franklin Avenue, Belleville. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon on Saturday.

New registrations
The County only will accept a valid New Jersey Driver's License with current address and one current utility bill (Telephone, PSE&G or Cable only) with the applicant's name on it. If bills are in a spouse's name, the applicant must show a copy of a marriage certificate.

Renewals
Golfers must provide proof of residency annually when renewing their Golf ID card. Proof of residency is a valid New Jersey Driver's License and a current utility bill (Telephone, PSE&G or Cable only) with the applicant's name on it. If bills are in a spouse's name, the applicant must show a copy of a marriage certificate.

To Renew by mail, send the following to the Parks Dept. Office:
1) Copies of 2 of the following: New Jersey Driver's License, current telephone, PSE&G or Cable bill or voter's registration card with the same address.
2) Golf ID Card
3) Print a Registration form and provide all requested information.
4) Check or money order payable to Essex County Dept. of Parks for the required fee (See Essex County Golf Course Official Fee Structure.)
Please note: Golf ID Cards cannot be renewed through the mail if there is a change in status or address.

New registration for juniors
Juniors ages 12 to 17 years must have a birth certificate and a parent or guardian present who must bring their valid New Jersey Driver's License and a current utility bill (Telephone, PSE&G or Cable only). A valid New Jersey Driver's License is sufficient for a Junior age 17.

Registration for the disabled
If a golfer can show proof that he/she is fully disabled, they will be extended a discount on their greens fee.
The following are considered proof of eligibility: Social Security Administration Award Letter, Medicare Card accompanied by proof of age, or a motor vehicle disabled person's ID.

To replace lost cards
Cards should be kept from year to year as only the stickers will be updated. If a golfer has lost his/her card and would like it replaced, then he/she must report to the administrative office at 115 Clifton Ave. with proper identification with a $25.00 replacement card fee.

Cancellation information and no show policies
A no-show is defined as anyone who fails to cancel/modify a tee time in advance, who appears with fewer
players than held by the reservation, or when the person making the reservation is not present in the group.
1st Offense: A charge to your account of $10 per person.
2nd Offense: A charge to your account of $10 per person plus and a 30-day suspension from the reservation system.
3rd Offense: A charge to your account of $10 per person and a one-year suspension from the reservation system.

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GOLF OUTINGS AND TOURNAMENTS
Golf Outings at Essex County’s Golf Courses give your group the enjoy some of the best public golf courses in New Jersey at the more affordable rates in the state.  Tournament rates also include golf cart for all players in your event!  Shotgun Outings require a minimum of 72 players and can be booked Monday-Thursday with a tee time of 8:00 am or 1:00 pm.;

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SHOTGUN OUTING REGISTRATION FORM

Smaller groups of 12 or more can schedule a Tee Time Outings 7 days a week (after 11:00 am on weekends, appropriate tournament rates below apply). 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TEE TIME OUTING REGISTRATION FORM

Please contact the Golf Division at (973) 268-3520 for more information and we look forward to working with you to have a great event at Essex County’s Golf Courses!

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GOLF IMPROVEMENT SUMMARY

Our Golf Course Improvement Master Plan has been completed with outstanding results at each our three courses at Weequahic Park, Hendricks Field and Francis Byrne.  This investment of over $7,000,000 addressed several key areas to improve course infrastructure that will lead to greater enjoyment and superior conditions for our residents and friends in the years to come.  New irrigation systems will provide more efficient and reliable water distribution, while drainage upgrades will prevent courses from being too wet to play after heavy rains.  Six major areas were addressed with this work:

Irrigation : Installation of modern automated irrigation systems that will provide more efficient distribution of water.

Drainage : Major problem areas were addressed with the installation of new pipe, numerous catch basins and drainage ditches.  This will promote better conditions and healthier turf. 

Tees : Many new tees were built with proper construction methods that increased teeing area and provide more access points that will reduce wear.  Several new forward and back tees will also provide challenge and provide enjoyment to all levels of players.

Cart Paths : Many new cart paths were rebuilt or relocated for improved safety, aesthetics and routing.  Curbs were also installed around tees and greens as necessary to help to control traffic flow in these critical areas.

New Bunkers : Existing bunkers were rebuilt or restored, with many new ones built to improve the strategic interest of each of our courses.

Tree Work : Many trees were pruned, while others that prevented proper growing conditions and posed serious safety concerns were removed.

The completion of these renovations is just the beginning of this transformation for our golf facilities.  Improved maintenance practices and investments in new mowing equipment will also promote much better conditions at our courses and greater strategic interest to Essex County.  We are very excited about the future of these three great courses, using modern technology and science to restore these historic golf courses for the enjoyment of our residents for generations to come and thank you for your patience over the past two years as this work was being completed.

2011 Golf Fees

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
115 Clifton Ave, Newark, NJ 07104 ~ (T) 973-268-3500 ~ (F) 973-481-5302
 
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