Newark is home to the oldest 18-hole golf course in the state of New Jersey, Weequahic Park, and provides options for golfing enthusiasts at all levels. The city's proximity to some of the most coveted courses in the world — both those apart of the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs or the exciting PGA and LPGA events throughout the Greater Newark Area — makes Newark a surprising haven for novices and fanatics. Stay up to date with NJ golfing news by following New Jersey State Golf Association's and New Jersey Professional Golf Association's event schedules.
About Weequahic Golf Course
Essex County Weequahic Park Golf Course is set on a beautifully rolling property. New bunkers have been added to the course through our renovations process that have greatly enhanced its strategic and visual appeal. Tucked in the corner of historic Essex County 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 in the hillside, 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 the base of its long slope.
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The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs offers three distinct and historic Golf Courses. Francis Byrne Golf Course is in West Orange, Hendricks Field Golf Course is in Belleville, and Weequahic Golf Course here in Newark, the largest city in Essex County.
You will love these courses and their mix of scenic landscapes, stimulating challenges and luxurious amenities.
Weequahic Park Golf Course is 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 the button below that will connect you to The First Tee of Essex County.