Cliff Park Golf Reopens For Spring Under New Management
MILFORD — Cliff Park Golf Course opened for the season on April 10 under the supervision of PGA Pro Joe Stead. Stead, the former pro at the Lynx in Port Jervis, said he is proud to have won the lease to run the only golf course in the National Park Service system.
Stead invested in new turf and greens-keeping equipment and began work on the fairways last fall by aerating and reseeding, which will continue this spring on tee boxes and fairways.
“The course looks good,” Stead said, even after the harsh winter in Pike County.
The daily rate at the nine-hole layout is $15 for walkers, and $20 for nine holes with a cart and $25 for 18 holes riding. Members can also arrange to have their own carts on the premises, Stead said. These prices are good for weekdays and weekends, too. Season memberships range from $300 to $1,000, from junior to family memberships.
The inn remains closed while the NPS seeks an operator. Sodas and snacks will be available in the pro shop. Stead will also be giving individual and group lessons and clinics.
The Duffers League, a mainstay at Cliff Park for years, moved to a different course when Cliff Park closed and is staying put there, Stead said. But new leagues might be forming. Stead invites golfers to visit cliffparkgolf.com for information about fees, etc. and to like them on Facebook.