Golfers who want to play on any of Essex County’s three public golf courses in 2013 have an incentive to register early.
A $5 discount is being offered on new or renewed Adult ID cards purchased before Thursday, Feb. 28, according to the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.
The discounted Adult Rate is $40 (regular fee is $45), other rates are not discounted.
To Purchase or Renew Golf ID Cards
Cards can be purchased or renewed in person at the Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course Course, 220 Franklin Ave., in Belleville. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Golfers must show their current Golf ID card (if renewing) as well as proof of residency, which could be 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, golfers must send their current Golf ID Card, copies of two proofs of residency, a registration form and a check or money order payable to the Essex County Department of Parks.
Registration forms are available at the three public golf courses or online at www.essexcountynj.org. Mail documents and payments to: Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course, Attn. Golf ID Unit, 220 Franklin Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109. Letters must be postmarked by Thursday, Feb. 28 to receive the discount.
New golfers and those who are changing their status or address must obtain their Golf ID Cards in person.
Cash will only be accepted when Golf ID Cards are renewed in person.
For more information, call the Essex County Golf ID Unit at 973-302-4362.
2013 Essex County Golf ID Rates
Regular Adult: $45, $40 before Feb. 28
Senior Seasonal $490
Junior Seasonal $75
Replacement ID $25
Essex County Golf Courses
Francis A. Byrne Golf Course
1100 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange
Hendricks Field Golf Course
220 Franklin Avenue, Belleville
Weequahic Park Golf Course
Elizabeth and Grumman Avenue, Newark