Departments & Services
Parks & Recreation - Coakley-Russo Memorial Golf Course
Photos courtesy of Nate Feinberg.
Managed and maintained by the Department of Parks & Recreation, the course is a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design featuring
nine holes in excess of 3,000 yards. The course was dedicated to the memory of all New Jersey golfers who gave their lives
in World War II and is named in honor of the two New Jersey Professional Golfers, Lt. Francis X. Coakley and Sgt. Nick Russo,
killed while in the service of their country.
WHILE WE’RE YOUNG! As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a more
enjoyable and sustainable game, the USGA is leading efforts to identify solutions to slow play. Join the movement and sign the pledge
TIME FOR NINE! Did you know? Nine-hole rounds of golf are fully compatible with both
the Rules of Golf and the USGA Handicap System. For more information on how to calculate a nine-hole handicap,
Membership is available to Bernards Township residents, non-residents and VA Medical Center Affiliates (current or retired employees,
outpatients and volunteers). Full week and weekday only membership categories are available. Senior and student discounted memberships are
available to Bernards Township residents and VA Medical Center Affiliates only.
Memberships are currently available! Purchase a Membership now using our
application form with check payment or purchase online with
a credit card.
By purchasing a membership, you agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations printed in the Membership Handbook and agree to the Township's
Membership Handbook and agree to the Township's Hold Harmless Statement (below).
3 Ways to Renew/Purchase Membership
||ONLINE: Log-in with your Username & Password. Payment in full by credit card required; Visa, MasterCard and Discover
accepted. Select "Pass Renewal" from the main menu to renew your current membership. To purchase a new membership online,
select "Membership Search" from the Search Menu. If you do not yet have an online registration account,
click here for information on how
to obtain one.
BY MAIL: Renewing members can mail their payment stub with the appropriate fee and new members can complete a
and mail it with the appropriate fee to Parks & Recreation, RE: Golf Membership, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, 07920.
Payment by check only. Must be received by deadline date to receive early renewal discount; postmarks do not apply.
IN-PERSON: Renewing members can bring their payment stub with appropriate fee and new members complete a
and bring with appropriate fee to the Parks & Recreation office. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM.
Payment by check or cash (exact amount).
OPENING DAY POSTPONED
April 3, 2015—November 29, 2015
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Players will not be allowed to start a round within one hour prior to closing.
All players must be off the course and in the parking lot by the day’s posted closing time.
Guests are permitted with a member from 8:00am until 2 hours prior to the posted closing time for the day.
Delayed openings and closings are called at the discretion of course staff.
Call the course at 908-604-2582 for the latest conditions or to reserve a tee time.
Hold Harmless Statement
By accepting membership, I hereby accept membership privileges for myself and family members listed on the membership and agree
that this is a voluntary choice. I acknowledge that there are certain risks inherent with being a member, and I agree to accept
all of the consequences and assume the risks involved with membership. I give permission to the Township to provide emergency care
as necessary for the well being of myself and my family until such time as a designated emergency contact may be reached. I understand
and acknowledge that Bernards Township is not responsible for any loss, damages or injury to any person or property for any reason
associated with my and/or my child’s/dependent’s participation in the activities associated with this membership. In light of the above,
I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless and release Bernards Township from any and all liability for any and all injuries that
I and/or my child/dependent may sustain as a result of participation in this activity. This includes, but is not limited to,
responsibility for the payment of any and all doctor, medical or hospital bills resulting from any and all injuries to me and/or
my child/dependent. I grant Bernards Township the right to use any and all photographs of myself or my child participating in a
Department sponsored activity for future media promotion. I confirm that I have read and understand the rules outlined in the
and the Recreation Department's
registration policies and procedures.
Located on Knollcroft Road at the VA Medical Center Complex, Lyons, NJ