Delaware State Parks and the Delaware State Golf Association Announce the Grand Re-Opening of Garrisons Lake Golf Club

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Delaware State Parks and the Delaware State Golf Association Announce the Grand Re-Opening of Garrisons Lake Golf ClubSMYRNA, Del. – Local residents and golfers who have been waiting for the reopening of the 160-acre Garrisons Lake Golf Club will get their wish on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. Garrisons Lake will reopen as a public course on that day. The first tee times for the reopening were auctioned off at a public open house on Sept. 7, but golfers will find that tee times are still available.

The popular private country club, which opened in the 1960s, closed in 2003. Government officials and the local community persuaded the General Assembly to allocate funds to purchase the property to preserve it as open space.

In 2007, the Division of Parks and Recreation began renovations to the course and the surrounding area. The greens and tees have been renovated as well as the driving range and practice facilities. Selected trees have been removed to improve playability.  Additional plans include support amenities such as utilities, parking, clubhouse and administrative space, food service, and a maintenance and cart storage facility.

The Delaware State Golf Association, a private non-profit organization, has entered into an agreement with the Division to operate and maintain the course. The Garrisons Lake Golf Club is located at 101 Fairways Circle in Smyrna.

For rates and tee times, the public is invited to call 302-659-1206 or visit www.garrisonslakegolf.com.