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CRESTBROOK PARK INFORMATION -

Crestbrook Park is located on a 236 acre facility and is Connecticut's third highest ranked municipal golf course (per Golf Digest, 1998).  It was originally a 9-hole private golf club which the Town of Watertown purchased in 1975. In 1980 a second 9-holes were added.  It is now an 18 hole golf course complete with a full service Pro Shop and a 5 acre practice facility.The entire facility is self supporting and is currently operated as an enterprise fund at no expense to Town taypayers.

DID YOU KNOW ???

Crestbrook Park (the entire park) is an Enterprise Fund.

What that means is the maintenance staff, golf pro, starters, rangers, lifeguards, and all seasonal help are paid for by your season tickets and daily green fees.

Renovations and maintenance for the restaurant, tennis courts, pool, pavilion, roads, and of course the golf course are also part of this Enterprise Fund.

All employee benefits, bonding, plus an administrative reimbursement (monies given back to the Towns General Fund) are included.

The entire Park and its expenses are 100% self sustaining, paid for by YOU!!

This park is not a tax burden on the taxpayers of Watertown/Oakville.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!


GOLF SEASON

The regular season opens approximately April 1st and runs approximately until December 15th, contingent upon course condition and weather, as determined by the Course Superintendent, Golf Professional in concurrence with the Parks and Recreation Commission.
During the season the course will open on a day-to-day basis contingent on course condition and weather as determined by the Course Superintendent and Golf Professional.

The daily hours of operation are:
               Mondays:                            10:00 a.m. to dusk
               Tuesday thru Friday:                 7:30 a.m. to dusk
               Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays        7:00 a.m. to dusk

THESE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The Pro-Shop will be open the same hours as the golf course.  For daily information as to course conditions, please call (860) 945-5249.


STARTING TIMES

Starting times are given out for weekends and holidays only.  Starting times are given out in the pro-shop on THURSDAYS for SATURDAYS, and on FRIDAYS for SUNDAYS.  Times are given out on a first come, first serve basis.  Times are given out in person at the Pro Shop from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  After 7:30 a.m. times will be taken over the phone at (860) 945-5249.  Post and Pre-season hours will be posted for starting times.

For those golfers who have reserved starting times, they must report to the starter, with tickets, at least ten minutes before their time.  Failure to do so could result in lost starting time.

CADDIES

Crestbrook Park does not normally recognize the use of caddies.  In special cases, caddies may be used with the aproval of the PGA Professional.  Caddies must be at least ten (10) years old.

INTERSCHOLASTIC USE

Watertown High School team members and coaches of Varsity and Junior Varsity are eligable for fee play from April through end of CIAC Golfing season.  Tee-off times will be coordinated with the course professsional and team coach.  Monday through Friday only.

Each player must report to the Pro-shop to receive guest receipts before teeing off.  For matches, coaches will obtain guest receipts for all members of both teams when all players are present and ready to play.




JUNIOR GOLF

Open to any Resident and Non-Resident, ages 10 through 17, male and female.  Juniors may play the course when open for play, Monday through Friday as long as they have left the first or tenth tee by 3:00 p.m.
On weekends and holidays, Juniors may play the course after 5:00 p.m., when accompanied by an adult, at Junior rates or may play any times on weekends and/or holidays at regular adult weekend or holiday rates.

SPIKELESS GOLF

Spikeless golf was approved by the Watertown Park and Recreation Commission effective July 1, 1998.


SPECIAL EVENTS


The Watertown Parks and Recreation Commission must approve, in advance, any special events and/or tournaments which require closing the course to the public.