Essex County Golf Courses

Hendricks Field Golf Course 
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Francis A. Byrne Golf Course 
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Weequahic Park Golf Course 
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Over the last several years we invested a great deal of resources to modernize our three public golf courses. Their picturesque fairways, challenging greens and unique landscaped features provide the perfect setting for our Amateur Golf Championship. We invite all our eligible golfers to compete and see if they can become the next Essex County champion!

Joe DiVincenzo
Essex County Executive

It is a challenge to create one high-quaity golf course.  In Essex County, NJ we have created three.

The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs offers three distinct Essex County, New Jersey golf courses. Francis Byrne Golf Course is located in West Orange, Hendricks Field Golf Course is located in Belleville and Weequahic Golf Course is located in Newark, the largest city in Essex County.

You will love these courses and their mix of scenic landscapes, stimulating challenges and luxurious amenities. We are proud of these courses, and we have recently completed our Golf Course Improvement Master Plan, which invested $7 million in our facilities. We have renovated irrigation, cart paths, tree work and more.

We can't wait to welcome you to one of our Essex County, NJ golf courses.

Golf Improvement Summary

We have completed our Golf Course Improvement Master Plan, and all three of our courses have outstanding results. The plan invested more than $7 million for key areas to improve course infrastructure for years to come. These improvements addressed six areas: 

Irrigation: Installation of modern automated irrigation systems to provide 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 to increase teeing area and provide more access points to reduce wear.  Several new fees will challenge and provide enjoyment to all 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 to help control traffic flow in 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, and others that hindered growth or created hazardous conditions were removed. 

These renovations mark the beginning of a full transformation of our facilities. We are excited about the future of these courses, and we plan to use modern technology and science to provide the best golf experience.



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