CONTACT: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J.
- For the past 9 years, the Mercer County Park Commission has offered a free day of golf to all Mercer County Golf card holders on New Year's Day.

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and Park Commission Executive Director Kevin Bannon are pleased to announce that on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, the tradition will continue.

"I know there are a great many golfers who have adopted the tradition of ringing in the New Year with a round of golf, and I'm pleased to invite them and anyone who'd like to give it a try to do so on the first day of 2009," said Hughes.

Mercer Oaks East and West in West Windsor, Mountain View in Ewing, and Princeton Country Club in West Windsor will all be open New Year's Day, weather permitting. (Snow on Jan. 1 would cancel play). Both Mercer Oaks courses will accept advanced tee times by phone or Internet reservation. Mountain View and Princeton Country Club will accept golfers on a first-come, first-served basis. The first tee time at all courses is 8 a.m., frost permitting.

For more information, please contact the individual golf shops:

Phone Reservation System: (609) 989-7398
Mercer Oaks East & West Golf Courses: (609) 936-1383
Mountain View Golf Course: (609) 882-4093
Princeton Country Club: (609) 452-9382

or via the Internet at:
http://mercercounty.e-golf.net

Visit Mercer County on the web at www.mercercounty.org