EAST BRUNSWICK – The East course of the Middlesex County Tamarack Golf Course is playable again after major restoration and improvementsThe 50-year-old public course reopened on Monday after the two-year project which included improved drainage, a new irrigation system, rebuilt tees and bunkers and planting.

Attention now turns to the facility’s West Course which will close in mid-October to undergo similar upgrades. This project is expected to be completed by fall 2024.

“I am extremely proud of the dramatic transformation our golf courses have undergone and look forward to seeing the improvements to come,” Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald Rios said in a statement. “Not only will this investment in the Tamarack Golf Course improve the quality of life for our residents and attract new visitors to our beautiful county, but these renovations will also enhance everyone’s playing experience.”

Tamarack is operated by Indigo Sports, part of the national Troon Golf Company, which operates 17 public, semi-private and private golf courses in New Jersey. Indigo also operates Raritan Landing, the county’s other golf course, in Piscataway.

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County Commissioner Charles Tomaro called Tamarack “a world-class facility for our golf-loving residents.”

“Middlesex County has always placed great importance on working with top notch partners to deliver top caliber facilities to our residents,” Tomaro said in a statement. “The partnership between Middlesex County and Indigo Sports is a testament to this ethos.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the East Course renovations,” Indigo Sports regional manager Jeff Bebbino said in a statement. in Tamarack. We’re excited to get to work on the west course next and present two fantastic layouts in central New Jersey.”

Located at 97 Hardenburg Lane, Tamarack Golf Course’s two 18-hole layouts were designed by golf course architect Hal Purdy, one of New Jersey’s most prolific golf course designers, including other designs include Rutgers University Golf Course in Piscataway, Warrenbrook Golf Course in Warren Township, and Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg.

The restoration of the Tamarack courses was designed by Massachusetts golf course architect Mark Mungeam.

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