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Conservancy Prepares Three Buffalo Olmsted Parks Golf Courses

By March 31, 2016 No Comments

2016 SEASONAL GOLF PASSES ON SALE APRIL 2
FOOTGOLF RETURNS TO DELAWARE PARK

Buffalo, NY — Golf passes for the 2016 season will go on sale Saturday, April, 2, for the three Buffalo Olmsted Parks courses (Cazenovia, Delaware and South Park). Weather permitting, the season is scheduled to open on April 23, 2016.

“As we swing into spring, we look forward to welcoming golfers back and remind our loyal patrons that we continue to offer the most affordable golf in town,” said Stephanie Crockatt, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s executive director. “The Olmsted park system is home to three public courses totaling 36 holes, on which golfers enjoyed more than 55,000 rounds last year, which is impressive. Our operational mission remains focused on park excellence, and we look forward to another year of providing quality, value-based public golf experiences for all players, all season long.”

A seasonal golf pass allows City of Buffalo residents, as well as non-residents, to enjoy golf at all three Olmsted courses: Cazenovia Park and South Park, (both are 9 hole courses), and Delaware Park (18 hole course).

Golf passes can be purchased between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Parkside Lodge Golf Shop in Delaware Park. Five weekend sale dates are also scheduled at all three courses.

Golf passes schedule

  • To qualify for season passes, golfers must present proof of residency (such as a valid driver’s license).
  • Payment methods accepted: cash, check (payable to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy), AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
  • For 2016 golf pricing details, please visit bfloparks.org, please note that golf passes may not be purchased online.

FootGolf, a hybrid of golf and soccer, returns for a second season to Delaware Park. “Everyone who came out last summer had a really good time,” said Dave Hoover, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s golf operations manager. “The positive response exceeded our expectations, we look forward to welcoming back our FootGolf fans and encourage everyone of all ages to come out and try this fun new sport.”

For complete golf schedule details, league or tournament permits, and gift certificates, please contact Dave Hoover, golf operations manager, at 716-838-1249 ext. 19, dave@bfloparks.org or visit bfloparks.wpengine.com.

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About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park System annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. The parks were designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, more than 145 years ago. Basic maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the 2004 groundbreaking public/private agreement with the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Since that time, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, now partnering with the City of Buffalo, has retained full responsibility for the management and care of these green spaces, which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Most recently, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as one of the 2014 Great Places in America.