FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


Union County Announces Winter Closing
of Oak Ridge Golf Course in Clark


CLARK, NJ – The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal announces that the Oak Ridge Golf Course in Clark is closed for the winter season.

It is customary for one of the three public golf courses operated by the County of Union – including Oak Ridge, Ash Brook in Scotch Plains, and Galloping Hill in Kenilworth – to be closed during the winter months.

Golfers are reminded that those who wish to buy identification cards for 2009 can do so at Ash Brook or Galloping Hill during winter hours of operation, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All golf ID cards purchased in 2008 will be de-activated by the computerized photo ID system on Dec. 31. Golfers should keep these cards and bring them when renewing for 2009. Early renewal will help avoid delays in the spring when everyone wants to take to the links.

When purchasing a new card or renewing a 2008 card, golfers must show proof of Union County residency through two forms of identification: a driver’s license and either a current annual lease, tax, utility or credit card bill, or a bank statement. Non-residents who own property in Union County may also purchase ID cards upon providing a current tax bill showing the address, lot and block number of the property. All golf ID card renewals or purchases must be done in-person.

For further information about the winter schedules for Union County’s golf courses, please contact the Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 908-527-4900.