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Parks & Recreation - Coakley-Russo Memorial Golf Course

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Course Conditions Update - Posted September 20
Holes 2 and 3 have been reopened temporarily as Par 3s while we continue to work on repairs to the underground stormwater drainage pipe. Golfers will no longer skip holes 2 and 3 and are now are to play all holes consecutively.
Additional updates will be provided as information becomes available.
Last 2019 season operating day is Sunday, December 1.
Need a new Photo ID? Come during our normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Hole Sponsorships are Available!
Click Here for our Sponsorship Application
CRMGC Featured in a USGA Golf Journal Video!
US Open Trophy Tour - Finding Inspiration Through Heroes

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.

Current Golf
Tournament Registration
Course Scorecard, Map
And Pace of Play Rating
Report Current
Course Conditions

PACE OF PLAY RESOURCE CENTER: The USGA is working to help provide information, tools and solutions to help golf facilities provide a first-class golf experience for all. Learn more at TEE IT FORWARD is a joint initiative between the USGA and The PGA of America that encourages players to play from a set of tees best suited to their driving distance. In addition to providing more enjoyment for golfers, teeing it forward also can be one of the most important steps that golfers take in improving pace of play. Learn more at

PLAY 9! Busy Schedule? No worries. You can always find time for the game we all love and a nine-hole round can be just the ticket! Visit for more information on the benefits of playing nine holes. Another reason to become a member of the Coakley-Russo Memorial Golf Course!

Membership Information

Membership is available to Bernards Township residents, non-residents and VA Medical Center Affiliates (current or retired employees, outpatients and volunteers). Senior and student discounted memberships are available to Bernards Township residents and VA Medical Center Affiliates only.

For New or Returning Members… Initiation and re-registration fees now include complimentary guest visit credits your first year of membership!
  • Initiation Fee includes 6 guest visit credits—$150 Value
  • Re-Registration Fee includes 3 guest visit credits—$75 Value
New members can also take advantage of early payment discounts on membership fees.
There has never been a better time to become a Coakley-Russo Member!!!

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 membership application 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 membership application 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).

Be sure to update your account if your household information has changed. You may update your phone, email and emergency contact information by logging into your online account, select “Change Household Data” under “My Account”. If you need to update your name or address information, you must complete and return a Household Information Form and include the necessary documentation.

Operating Season
March 30 - December 1, 2019
Open Daily
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.
Members may bring guests Monday - Friday from 7AM until 2 hours prior to the posted closing time for the day. On Saturdays and Sundays, members may bring guests starting at 8am until 2 hours prior to close.
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 Membership Handbook and the Recreation Department's registration policies and procedures.


Located on Knollcroft Road at the VA Medical Center Complex, Lyons, NJ


Contact us

Parks & Recreation Main Office 908-204-3003
Coakley-Russo Memorial Golf Course Tee Time Reservations 908-604-2582 (in-season)
Maverick Driving Range 908-604-2225
Golf Advisory Committee Golf Advisory Committee Homepage