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Syracuse’s Golf Season Begins

By Staff

 

Burnet Park

Burnet Park

Mayor Stephanie Miner has announced the city’s golf courses are open for the season. Syracuse has two nine hole, par three courses located at Burnet and Sunnycrest Parks.

“Golf courses are one of the many amenities which make our city an enjoyable place to live,” Mayor Miner said. “I am pleased the courses are open for the season, and I encourage our residents, whether an experienced golfer, or a novice looking to play their first round, to come out and try our great courses.”

The golf courses, operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs, will be open from May 1 to Oct. 15, and the daily hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.

Private and group lessons will be available at Burnet Park by appointment, and season passes will be available at each course.

Daily Greens fees for nine holes will be $6 for adults, and $3 for juniors (ages 8 through 17) and seniors (age 55 plus).

The city said it will also provide golf classes to youths from ages 8 to 16 years old through a partnership with the “First Tee” program. In addition, the parks department has also sponsored leagues for youth and senior players, including a golf academy in partnership with the local Special Olympics.

Sunnycrest Golf Course is located on Caleb Ave., off Hickok Ave. in the Eastwood neighborhood. The park was built in 1928, according to officials. Burnet Park Golf Course is located in the Tipperary Hill section of the city, at Avery and Coleridge Avenues. Built in 1901, it is one of the oldest courses in New York State.