As the weather turns warmer and Memorial Day kicks off the summer season, the time has come for local residents to take advantage of the available amenities Fort Monmouth has to offer.
“Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat, a dip in the pool, or a round of golf, Fort Monmouth has something for everyone,” FMERA Director of Facilities Planning Rick Harrison said.
Opened last summer, the Marina at Oceanport Restaurant and Bar offers indoor seating for approximately 90 patrons, as well as outdoor seating overlooking the water for another 50 patrons. For those looking to “dock and dine,” the restaurant has boat slips available at its easternmost piers, closest to the public boat launch. The restaurant is now open daily beginning at 11:30 a.m. and offers both lunch and dinner.
The owner of the restaurant, Mario Criscione, also operates the marina. Boating enthusiasts can find information about boat slips, rentals and more on the Marina at Oceanport’s website.
For those wishing to cool off by the pool, Monmouth County now offers passes for its pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center in Tinton Falls. The County offers daily, monthly and seasonal pool passes. An individual day-pass costs as little as $7 per day and a family of up to four can enjoy the pool all summer for $200. More information can be found on the county’s website.
For golf enthusiasts, renovations undertaken during the off-season have made Suneagles Golf Course ready for a busy golf season. More than 29,000 rounds of golf were played at Suneagles in 2015, and the course’s operators are expecting to exceed that number this year. The course is open seven days a week all year round, weather permitting. Opened in 1926, Suneagles was designed by famous golf architect A.W. Tillinghast and has been the site of significant golfing history, including Byron Nelson’s first professional victory in 1935. Gibbs Hall, home of the clubhouse and banquet facility on the Suneagles Golf Course site, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Joe’s Sports Bar at Suneagles Golf Course, dubbed the “Ultimate 19th Hole Golf Experience,” offers a respite in between holes, all of the sports packages on flat screen televisions, and a variety of menu options. And for those just looking for a quick bite? Here’s the sports bar’s suggestion:
“Give us a ring on your walk to the 8th hole and we’ll have your order ready as you pass us on your way to the 10th tee!”