Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School:
Housing Options

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Housing is not included in the tuition for either of our turf management certificate programs.
Rutgers is not responsible for your housing arrangements. You must make your own arrangements at your own additional cost. However, we are happy to help!

We have contacted local hotels, short term housing facilities and local homeowners to help identify housing options and negotiate for discounted rates. Prices are subject to change, so please contact the facility directly for current prices. When making your reservations, be sure to identify yourself as a student in The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School. Remember that you are free to book your stay wherever you choose. There are countless options within a short distance to campus.

Please note: Rutgers University does not own, supervise, approve, endorse, or evaluate off-campus housing facilities. All arrangements are strictly between the landlords and the student/tenant.

As always, if you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact us!

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Local Hotels
The hotels listed below are all within a few minutes driving distance from Rutgers Cook Campus. Please contact the facility directly for the most up-to-date prices.
764 Route 18 North, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (approximately 7 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Rupal Shah at (732) 238-4900 or

Studio Suite 1 bed $69 per night (plus taxes)
$438 per week (plus taxes)

*Complimentary continental breakfast
*Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
*Exercise facility
*Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental US
*Walking distance to mall, movie theater and many restaurants

555 Old Bridge Turnpike, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (approximately 2 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact (732) 234-0075 or

Studio Suite 1 or 2 beds $66 per night
$43 per student with double occupancy

*Complimentary hot breakfasts
*Complimentary local phone calls and weekday newspaper
*Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
*Fitness center
*Business center

21 Kingsbridge Road, Piscataway NJ 08854 (approximately 7.5 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact Lindsay Stafford at (732) 667-2401 or

Studio Suite 1 bed $85 per night (plus taxes)

*Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
*Microwave and refrigerator in each unit
*Complimentary issues of USA Today
*Business center
*Fitness center
*Indoor swimming pool and spa
*Restaurant and lobby lounge serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails

Local Extended Stay Facilities

Extended Stay facilities are hotels with additional amenities including full kitchens in every unit. All prices listed below include taxes, but please contact the facility directly for the most up-to-date prices.

2195 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (approximately 5 miles to campus)
Cathy Coanda at (732) 940-2252

Studio Suite 1 bed $74.75 per night
One Bedroom Suite 1 bed, 1 pull out couch $113.86 per night
$56.93 per student with double occupancy

*Complimentary shuttle service to and from class each day
*Complimentary hot breakfast seven days a week
*Complimentary light dinner fare three nights a week
*Complimentary laundry services
*24-hour fitness center
*Indoor swimming pool
*Courtyard pavilion with BBQ grills
*Library with public computers for group study sessions

260 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 8 miles to Cook Campus)
Contact James Ales at (732) 356-8000 or

One Bed Suite 1 bed $73 per night
Two Bed Suite 2 beds $113 per night
$56.50 per student with double occupancy

*Complimentary hot breakfast 7 days a week and light dinner 3 nights a week
*Boardroom availability for study sessions
*24 hour fitness room and front desk assistance
*Study room available

41 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (approximately 9 miles to Cook Campus)
Angelo Marco at (732) 748-1400 x404 or

One Bed-Room Suite 1 bed $109.24 per night
Studio Suite 1 bed $88.54 per night

*Kitchenette in each suite
*Complimentary laundry services
*Large fitness room
Temporary Housing Options

Bayonne Golf Club Internship and Housing Opportunity
Bayonne Golf Club offers on property housing and is available to the intern year round while attending Rutgers University turf program with the understanding that while not in school, the intern will work at Bayonne Golf Club. Many meals provided. Approximately 30 miles from school. Contact Tom Woodward at 970-433-9935.

NJ Short Term Rentals
(877) 650-5199 or
Fully Furnished, Affordable Off-Campus Housing- close to campus, spacious 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartments; cable TV, wireless internet included; washer/dryer and dishwasher in apt; many pet friendly apartments.

Corporate Lodgings
Contact Cecilia at (973) 584-3457or
They have many, many properties which should fit the needs of all of the students. All of our properties are fully furnished including linens, towels, etc. The properties include guest rooms, studios, condos and apartments.

Furnished Housing
Contact Ian Silverman at or 973-636-9400 x5612

2 miles from campus is The Highlands at Plaza Square. Residents will experience a blend of modern refinements and traditional charm with granite kitchen countertops, spacious layouts, and vast walk-in closets. Price for 10 weeks is $129-149 for 1 bedroom and $179-199 for 2 bedrooms. Rates include local phone, basic cable, monthly cleaning, and 1 parking space.

Rooms for Rent in Private Homes (2-Year Students Only)

Tips for Renters: Things to Consider Before Renting

Debra Palmer – Piscataway (half a mile to campus) $1,500 for 10 weeks, 732-718-1420 
Small, comfortable, carpeted room. Includes twin bed, dresser, comfortable chair for lounging, wifi, TV, full kitchen privileges and use of a whole refrigerator. We do have a dog, so if that is a problem our house should not be your first choice.

Helen Brosseau – Milltown (5 minutes from campus) $2,500 for 10 weeks, 908-208-3077 
Apartment in Milltown, NJ with private entrance, private bedroom, eat in kitchen with all appliances, living room with cable tv, private bath, laundry privileges, wireless internet, quiet residential neighborhood.

Adam Novick – Edison (5 minutes from campus) $2,200 for 10 weeks, 908-208-5628
Several bedrooms available. Kitchen, utilities, common bath, internet, washer/dryer, recreation room with large cable TV, deck with hot tub.  

Uta Krogmann – Highland Park (3 miles from campus) $2,000 for 10 weeks, 732-763-4184
Furnished private suite, bed, bath, small fridge, microwave, TV, WiFi, shared washer/dryer, utilities.

Tyiece Mowatt – North Brunswick (8 minutes, 5 miles from campus) $1,800 for 10 weeks, 732-371-3188
Private bedroom/bathroom, share kitchen, Internet. No smoking or drinking please.

Diane Mills – New Brunswick (10 minutes from campus) $2,400 for 10 weeks (includes $300 security deposit), 862-812-8313
2 bedrooms available. Walking distance to campus buses; shared kitchen, laundry and living room.

Lena Brattsten – New Brunswick (10 minutes from campus) $2,200 for 10 weeks,732-932-8166 *only available Winter 2015*
Studio apartment plus one room with a bed-sofa in one end and a kitchenette in the other. Bathroom/closet/shower/laundry in basement. Wireless, cable TV, microwave. Own entrance. No smoking or pets.

Suzan Naam – Sayreville (13 minutes from campus) $2,000 for 10 weeks, 732-307-2612
2 bedrooms upstairs available with separate bath to share. Residence kitchen, laundry. Has wife and older cat. No smoking, drinking or partying in the house.

Niki Waldron – Piscataway (6 miles from campus) $2,500 for 10 weeks (including all meals!), 732-317-4013 or 732-543-5885
Individual bedroom with double bed, chairs, desk, TV with cable/HBO. Shared living room, bathroom, kitchen, laundry. Off-street parking available. No smoking. All meals provided.

Ratna Karmakar – Piscataway (6 miles from campus) $2,500 for 10 weeks, 732-763-4184
Private room, no cooking facilities available.

Terry Garrigan – Milltown (5 miles from campus) $2,000 for 10 weeks, 917-816-3326
Three bedrooms, fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, wireless internet, living room and newly renovated bathroom, plus powder room and off street parking.

Janet/Ken Valenzano – East Brunswick (6 miles from campus) $2,000 for 10 weeks, 609-731-6818
Spacious, fully-furnished one bedroom apartment with full bath and walk-in closet attached to single-family home with its own separate entrance. Off-street parking. Laundry and kitchen facilities.

Lisa Estler – Kendall Park (8 miles from campus) $1,750 for 10 weeks, 848-932-3575
Two rooms available with private bathroom in a family home. Wireless and cable TV located in each room. Washer, dryer, bedding, towels are available. Meals can be provided for $12/meal Mon-Thurs. No smoking, food or eating in the bedrooms.

Rodger Jany – Cranbury (20 minutes from campus) $1,800 for 10 weeks, 609-799-0140
Furnished two bedrooms in a cottage located on a farm; common bathroom, kitchen. Washer/dryer available; price includes utilities and wireless access.

Jo Ciccarone – Parlin (20 minutes from campus) $1,900 for 10 weeks, 732-727-2450
Two furnished bedrooms in private home, washer, dryer, shared kitchen and garage. Quiet residential neighborhood. No smoking.

Dr. Albert Ayeni – Kendall Park (12 miles from campus) $1,800 for 10 weeks, 856-279-8641
One bedroom, living room, use of washer/dryer, internet access, kitchen facilities, and utilities included (except phone), common bathroom. No smoking and no alcohol.

Kathy Orchen – Hightstown (17 miles from campus/25 minutes) $1,700 for 10 weeks, 908-239-9707 or 732-932-6214
Furnished bedroom with private bath in condominium. Free, available parking. All utilities included, wireless WI FI. Washer and Dryer. Very quiet; no distractions. 


Cut Expenses by Splitting Housing Costs with a Roommate
To cut expenses, consider shared housing. If you are looking for shared housing, mention that you are interested in roommates when contacting these hotels, short-term housing facilities and local homeowners. Some will maintain and share lists of other turf students looking for roommates so that you can more easily make connections and secure your desired housing arrangements.