Designed by architect Charles Banks, Essex County’s 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 golfers must negotiate a stream that crosses the fairway 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.
General Golf Information
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 all three golf courses Monday thru Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 and on Saturday from 8:30 to 12:00.
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. We will also accept Passports with an Essex County address.
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,
Golf ID Office
220 Franklin Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109
please send the following:
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 & provide all requested information. (Please click HERE to Print Form)
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 can replace it at any of the three golf courses for 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.