The Mercer County Park Commission and the County of Mercer held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Hopewell Valley Golf Course, a newly acquired property of the Park Commission.

This 186-acre, 18-hole course includes a clubhouse, ballroom, three Har-Tru tennis courts, three platform tennis courts and a pool. The facility is now fully operational and open to the public and provides new amenities for residents of the County and beyond.

“Most of our active recreational facilities are located in our main park in West Windsor, and I am pleased that residents in this part of our beautiful County now have a top-notch park where they can swim, play golf and tennis, and dine, all while taking in spectacular views,’’ said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.

Hopewell Township Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning said: “Hopewell Township is delighted that the Hopewell Valley golf club was preserved and is now open in its new incarnation as a Mercer County public facility. We look forward to many years of continued partnership with the County and swimming, golf, tennis, and paddle for the entire Hopewell Valley community.”

At the ribbon-cutting celebration, Park Commission Executive Director Aaron T. Watson was joined by Chief of Staff Kelvin S. Ganges, County Administrato, Lillian L. Nazzaro, Planning Director Leslie Floyd, County Commissioners Nina Melker, Lucylle Walter and Andrew Koontz, and members of the Park Commission. Signing of the first tee flag and ceremonial first tee shot, taken by Park Commission President James Schulz, were honored in celebration of the full opening of the course.

“This facility opens so much potential for the Park Commission and we are thrilled to finally be able to welcome the public to this incredible new asset,” Mr. Watson said. “This acquisition expands our golf and tennis offerings, and the addition of a pool gives us the opportunity to provide something new and exciting in the County and opens the door to new programs and events at this location.” Mercer County’s award-winning Tennis Center is located in Mercer County Park and the county operates four additional golf courses.

Hopewell Valley Golf Club is located on Pennington-Hopewell Road in Hopewell Township. The tennis courts and pool are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and the golf course and club house are open year-round, course conditions weather permitting.

To book a tee time for Hopewell Valley Golf Course, visit www.golfmercercounty.com. For tennis reservations, call (609) 448-8007. Mercer County Tennis ID holders can book a court using www.courtreserve.com. Pool sessions must be booked online through Community Pass. Users can create an account and register for an early or afternoon session by clicking here.

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