Somerset County Park Commission Golf Courses Update July 1st, 2021
Please be advised that starting Saturday July 10th, Somerset County Park Commission will no longer offer single rider golf carts due to the increasing popularity of play at the five golf courses, as well as a limited availability of golf carts and the excessive wear and tear caused by carts to the courses.
Golf carts will be issued on a first come, first serve basis according to one’s tee time reservation. Foursome and threesome reservations shall be limited to two golf carts per reservation. Twosome reservations will be limited to one cart per reservation.
It is the responsibility of the person reserving the tee time to fully communicate these procedures to all golfers in his or her group in advance to arriving at the golf course.
There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Thank you for your cooperation.
General Golfing Policies and Procedures:
Sanitization Measure to be Employed at All Golf Courses:
- All high-touch areas will be routinely, and after each use, cleaned and disinfected in accordance with CDC guidelines. Such areas include, but are not limited to, golf carts, counter tops, door knobs, other common surfaces, range buckets and other frequently touched surfaces including employee used equipment. It shall be the Park Commission policy to ensure cleaning procedures following a known or potential exposure at the golf course in compliance with CDC recommendations.
- The safety and well-being of the Park Commission’s staff and all golfers is of paramount importance. For this reason, the Commission is committed to ensuring that all of its golf courses have a sufficient number of workers to perform the above protocols effectively.
– Somerset County Park Commission Golf Operations
Green Knoll Golf Course opened in 1960 and is the first of the Somerset County Park Commission courses. It was designed by William F. Gordon. Other New Jersey golf courses by William F. Gordon include Rockleigh in Bergen County, Princeton in Mercer County, and Oak Hill in Hunterdon County.
A rolling layout with some slight elevation changes at times and a good mix interesting holes. Green Knoll plays at 6,443 yards and par 71 (36-35) from the longest of four sets of tees. Water hazards play key roles on the fifth, sixth, eighth, and 15th holes. The course opens gently with a moderate par five and short par four before golfers face Green Knoll’s best stretch in holes three through nine.
The dogleg right par-four eighth is an interesting test for golfers of all levels. Two creeks come into play with the first one winding in a way that it is a factor both on the right and straight ahead, causing most golfers to club down off the tee to avoid having their ball run through the fairway and into it. The second creek runs in front of the green and is about 20 yards short of it.
Green Knoll is located at 587 Garretson Road in Bridgewater Township, less than five minutes from Route 22. It also features a 9-hole Pitch and Putt Course (par 27), which is utilized as a driving range on weekend and holiday mornings. A golf shop and vending machines are available in the clubhouse, next to which is a large practice green.