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Essex County Francis Byrne Golf Course Ranked as one of the State’s Best

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Friday, July 26, 2013 • 5:46pm


WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Essex County Francis Byrne Golf Course has been ranked as number 26 among the 40 best public golf courses in New Jersey by NJ Monthly Magazine. The magazine additionally named the course as the ninth highest county-owned course in the state. The Byrne Golf Course is located at 1100 Pleasant Valley Way  in West Orange.

“With its picturesque fairways, challenging greens and welcoming accommodations, Francis Byrne Golf Course provides golfers with a first-class and affordable recreation experience,” commented Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo.


Francis Byrne Golf Course  Credit: Essex County 

The course was originally designed in 1926 by wellknown golf architect Charles Banks; it was a private facility until 1978 when Essex County acquired the property.


Francis Byrne Golf Course  Credit: Essex County 

In addition to the West Orange course, Essex County operates two other public courses which have both been recently improved with modernizations such as automated irrigation systems, field house renovations, cart path repaving and upgrades to bunkers and tee areas :

“We are pleased to be included in NJ Monthly’s Top 40 list,” DiVincenzo said. “In addition to Francis Byrne, we invite golfers to play at our other two public courses, Weequahic Golf Course and Hendricks Field Golf Course. Over the last several years, we have modernized our facilities and made a good thing even better.”


Francis Byrne Golf Course  Credit: Essex County

For further information:

Essex County
County Executive:  Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102
973-621-4400
Website


The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. Branch Brook Park was created in 1895 and is the first park in Essex County’s system. At 359.72 acres, it is the largest county park in Essex. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 22 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, a miniature golf course, golf driving range, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.
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