Hudson County officials gathered in Jersey City for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lincoln Park Skyway Golf Course, the first public golf course in the county.Â
“It means that we have a place to play golf and we can afford to,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, when asked what the public course, which costs just $18 a round, means for Jersey City and the rest of the county.
DeGise later added that factoring in preparing the land for construction, the $15-to-$20 million golf course – where cost also includes the construction of the walkway and the restoration of the wetlands property in the area – has been 10 years in the making.
The course is open to the public on Monday, June 15 and tee times can already be scheduled online.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Freeholder Chairman E. Junior Maldonado (D-4), Freeholders Anthony Romano (D-5) and Anthony Vainieri (D-8), Jersey City Councilman-at-large Daniel Rivera and Jersey City Councilwoman-at-large Joyce Watterman were just a few of the dignitaries in attendance at the event.