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ESSEX COUNTY: Weequahic Park Golf Course

Weequahic Park Golf Course
Elizabeth and Grumman Avenue, Newark
Phone # 973-923-1838

HOST COMMUNITY - CITY OF NEWARK

Course Proflie

Weequahic Park Golf Course is set on a beautifully rolling property and new bunkers have been added to the course through our renovation efforts that have greatly enhanced its strategic and visual appeal. Tucked in the corner of Newark’s historic Weequahic Park, this is the oldest public course in New Jersey having been designed by Baltusrol Golf Club professional George Low in 1913.

While Weequahic measures slightly less than 6,000 yards, the course offers an ideal golfing landscape and its small greens make low scoring difficult.  Among the best holes on this lovely course are the uphill par five 3rd with two large bunkers carved into the hillside on this hole, as well as the long par four 16th that plays to the crest of this same hill and down to the green that is set in base of its long slope.

The First Tee of Essex County

Weequahic Park Golf Course is also home to The First Tee of Essex County, a youth development program that teaches children ages 7-17 positive values through the game of golf. This great program has a dedicated practice area for program participants adjacent to the golf course. For more information click on link below that will connect you to The First Tee of Essex County webpage:

http://www.thefirstteemetny.org/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=EC

 

DIRECTIONS

From New Jersey: Take Route 78 West. Use Elizabeth Avenue Exit. Turn right onto Elizabeth Avenue. Turn left onto at Grumman Avenue/Weequahic Park Drive. Drive into the Park and go over the bridge. The Course is on the right.

From New York: Take Holland Tunnel to New Jersey Turnpike West to Route 78 West. Follow above directions.

Use the intersection of “Elizabeth Avenue and Grumman Avenue” when obtaining driving directions from the Internet.

Weequahic Golf Park Map

 

General Information Outings & Tournaments
Winter Golf Schedule Essex Shotgun Event
Golf Registration Form Event Planning Tips
Tee Time Reservations  
Policy and Procedures  
Contact Us  
Golf Improvements
Visit Golf Course Pages
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!

CLICK HERE FOR HELPFUL EVENT PLANNING TIPS

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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