The County of Essex requires each golfer to enroll with the County prior to using the automated tee time system. You may enroll in person at all three golf courses Monday thru Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 and on Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00.
The County only will accept a valid New Jersey Driver's License or Official State ID with current address and one 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. We will also accept Passports with an Essex County address.
Golfers must provide proof of residency annually when renewing their Golf ID card. Proof of residency is 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:
Golf ID Office
220 Franklin Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109
please send the following:
1) Copies of 2 of the following: New Jersey Driver's License, current telephone, PSE&G or Cable bill or voter's registration card with the same address.
2) Golf ID Card
3) Print a Registration form & provide all requested information.
4) Visa Master Card American Express Discover , Check or money order payable to Essex County Dept. of Parks
Please note: Golf ID Cards cannot be renewed through the mail if there is a change in status or address.
New Registration for Juniors
Juniors ages 11 to 17 years must have a birth certificate and a parent or guardian present who must bring their valid New Jersey Driver's License and a current utility bill (Telephone, PSE&G or Cable only). A valid New Jersey Driver's License is sufficient for a Junior age 17. For more youth opportunities Please click here for the First Tee/Essex County Website
Registration for the Disabled
If a golfer can show proof that he/she is fully disabled, they will be extended a discount on their greens fee.
The following are considered proof of eligibility: Social Security Administration Award Letter, Medicare Card accompanied by proof of age, or a motor vehicle disabled person's ID.
To Replace Lost Cards
Cards should be kept from year to year as only the stickers will be updated. If a golfer has lost his/her card and would like it replaced, then he/she can replace it at any of the three golf courses for a $25.00 replacement card fee.
Cancellation Information and No-Show Policies
A no-show is defined as anyone who fails to cancel/modify a tee time in advance, who appears with fewer players than held by the reservation, or when the person making the reservation is not present in the group.
1st Offense: A charge to your account of $10 per person booked.
2nd Offense: A charge to your account of $10 per person booked.
3rd Offense: A charge to your account of $10 per person booked and a 30-day suspension from the reservation system.