440 Parsonage Hill Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Golf Course Architect: Stephen Kay
Stephen Kay, Doug Smith Golf Course Design LLC, 665 St. Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Golf Course Superintendent: Juan Casiano
Golf Course Website: http://eastorange-nj.gov/?page_id=3512
Project Scope: The East Orange Golf Course renovations aimed to provide an economic boost to a community in need of revitalization and economic stimulation. Renowned golf course architect, Stephen Kay, was hired to complete the task of re-designing the course and recommending improvements to help amplify interest and play at the golf course. Turco Golf was contracted to complete the construction phase pertaining to the golf course. Another contractor was hired to demolish the existing clubhouse and re-build the structure for food and beverage operations and housing of the golf course's pro shop.
Course Renovations: The East Orange Golf Course renovations were extensive. The project required the installation of 10,000 linear feet of silt fencing for erosion control purposes. In all, 46 existing trees were removed from the golf course. New construction or renovations were completed on 29 sand bunkers, and 20 existing sand bunkers were removed from the course. At least 43,400 square feet of tee boxes were constructed and leveled using lasers and surveying equipment. Five new greens were constructed, each about 4,050 square feet in size. The golf course renovations also entailed major drainage work. Nearly 8,000 square feet of perforated and non-perforated piping were laid to accommodate the golf course's drainage needs. Forty-five catch basins and internal greens drainage systems were also installed. Excavation of 25,000 cubic yards of top soil was completed and hauled from the job site, making way for 2,000 tons of new top soil that was supplied, placed and spread on the newly renovated holes. A new irrigation system was installed to supply water to the golf course holes, including 500,000 square feet of newly installed turf-type tall fescue sod and 110,000 square feet of bent sod greens.
The course renovations also included the removal and replacement of 20,000 square feet of existing turf and 5,000 linear feet of existing sod, which covered the golf course's drain lines. Existing cart paths were removed and replaced with new asphalt or gravel cart path surfacing. Asphalt and Belgium block curbs were also installed to enhance the pathways. Seventy-seven new trees were also sourced and planted to round out the course upgrades.