Golf Is In Full Swing In Bergen County

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golf is in full swingGolf is in full swing in Bergen County.  Once you get to mid March, Bergen County opens it’s 5 golf courses to the public – weather permitting of course.

March 13th was the official opening date but the weather hasn’t been cooperating.  Once we get past this rainy week all courses should be playable.  Call 201-336-7280 to get the daily status and course conditions.

Our 5 public golf courses are no more than a 15-20 drive away from any Bergen County home. They are Darlington in Mahwah, Orchard Hills in Paramus, Overpeck in Teaneck , Rockleigh near Northvale in Rockleigh, and Valley Brook in River Vale.

Every course except Orchard Hills is 18 holes.  Rockleigh has both an 18 and 9 hole course designed so both courses can be played simultaneously.

During the golf season there are a variety of tournaments from Parent/Child to Scrambles to Seniors.  These tournaments are a lot of fun and very popular.

golf is in full swingThe Pioneer Program is an excellent opportunity for young golfers from 8 to 18.   There are 3 separate programs for junior golfers from teacgolf is in full swinghing them the game of golf to competitive play with their own tournaments.

Children under 12 can play any course after 4 pm with an adult once they’ve earned a Pioneer Tour Card.  Those who haven’t are restricted to Rockleigh’s 9 hole course.

Golf is in full swing for children with autism too. AllPar Golf  is a wonderful, carefully designed program to meet the needs of autistic children.  Call Bergenfield School’s Special Services Office at 201-385-3600 for more information.

Once you register you can book your tee times online.  You need to bring cash.  The system can’t handle credit cards.

Bergen County has every reason to be proud of it’s beautiful and challenging public golf courses.  Golf is huge here.  Bergen County estimates 90,000 of us play golf.  That’s nearly 10% of us.  Commercial driving ranges are often filled with duffers practicing before they go out on the links. Many are set up for year round play too.

Golf is in full swing in Bergen County adding a wonderful fabric to life here.

 

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