Designed by architect Charles Banks, Essex County Hendricks Field features well contoured putting surfaces and many interesting holes. Opened in 1929, renovations at Hendricks have included the reconstruction of tees and bunkers, as well as extensive upgrades in drainage that have significantly improved playing conditions.
Hendricks has a number of classically designed holes, such as the par four 4th hole that has a cluster of Principal’s Nose bunkers in the center of the fairway that present strategic decisions, and the exacting par three 6th with a green that is almost completely surrounded by bunkers. Among the best holes on the back nine is the par five 10th where golfers must negotiate a stream that crosses the fairway to reach the green.
The narrow fairways and well-guarded greens at Hendricks require both accurate and thoughtful play to add to golfers’ enjoyment at this hidden gem in Belleville.