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Spooky Brook Golf Course Wins Environmental Certification

Somerset County Parks

The 17th hole at Spooky Brook Golf Course.
Photo: Somerset County Park Commission.

The Spooky Brook Golf Course in Colonial Park, Somerset, has earned Environmental Stewardship certification from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

The course, which is owned and operated by the Somerset County Park Commission, was cited by DEP for hazardous material reduction; water use reduction; transportation energy use reduction, and enhancement projects, according to a release about the award.

In a letter to the golf course, NJDEP states that the agency “formally recognize(s) the voluntary and proactive measures you have taken in an effort to improve the environment,” according to the release.

Quail Brook =Golf Course, also in Somerset, was previously awarded the Environmental Stewardship certification, as were Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station and Green Knoll Golf Course in Bridgewater.

In addition, the four courses have been designated Groundwater Guardians by the Groundwater Foundation and River Friendly by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, according to the release.

“The entire Park Commission golf staff maintains the highest level of awareness of environmental issues,” Darrell Marcinek, the county’s director of golf maintenance, said in the release. “Billy Martin, superintendent at Spooky Brook and his staff are representative of the intense commitment to protecting the environment while making certain that our golfers enjoy golf courses in the best condition possible.”

Information on all Park Commission activities and program is available online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling (908) 722-1200.

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