A round of golf at Suffolk County's four municipal courses might be a bit pricier next season if the county legislature approves a resolution intended to help close a budget gap, the Riverhead News-Review reported last week.
Weekend resident green fees at Timber Point, Bergen Point, West Sayville and Indian Island will increase from $30 to $32 as part of the previously approved 2016 county budget, according to the report. The legislature must still approve the individual fee hikes by vote, which will take place on December 1. If approved, fee increases will go into effect on January 1, 2016.
Also included in the fee changes is the cost of a Suffolk County Green Key, which enables golfers to make tee-time reservations and receive resident discounts. Green Keys would also increase $2 in the new budget.
The fee changes, which also affect rates for beach parking and camping access, are expected to bring in more than $750,000 in added revenue for the county. A representative for County Executive Steve Bellone said the resolution is expected to pass.