The Architects Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Lopatcong, New Jersey. The course is less than 90 minutes from both the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.
The Architects Golf Club first opened for play in 2001. The course was designed by Stephen Kay and Ron Whitten. They took their inspiration for each hole from the architectural style of different golf architects from decades past.
The Architects Golf Club is a 6863-yard par 71 course that honors golf greats designers at each hole.
Black tees: 6,863 yards, course rating 72.5, slope rating 131.
Gold tees: 6,532 yards, course rating 71.2, slope rating 126.
Blue tees: 6,172 yards, course rating 69.4, slope rating 123.
Red tees: 5,233 yards, course rating 71.2, slope rating 126.
Hole #1, Old Tom Morris
Hole #2, C. B. MacDonald
Hole #3, Hugh Wilson
Hole #4, Devereux Emmet
Hole #5, Walter Travis
Hole #6, Harry S. Colt and Charles Hugh Alison
Hole #7, Albert Warren Tillinghast
Hole #8, Seth Ravnor
Hole #9, Donald Ross
Hole #10, George C. Thomas Jr.
Hole #11, William Flynn
Hole #12, Charles Henry Banks
Hole #13, Alister Mackenzie
Hole #14, Perry Maxwell
Hole #15, Donald Ross
Hole #16, Dick Wilson
Hole #17, Stabley Thompson
Hole #18, Robert Trent Jones
$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2012 at 10am
I played at senior rate which was excellent. Bad Points: Too many cart restrictions (several holes blocked out, one hole had carts limited from the last 175 yards to green). Many tee boxes not maintained at all - just plain awful. Too many par 4's with very similar yardarge. Good points: nice layout with some interesting hole designs. Very nice course service and food/dining/bar much, much better than most - and they have great deals. Nice place to play and dine afterwards.
$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2012 at 8am
Course is based on the styles of the great course architects, but it's not a replica course. Therefore, the routing flows freely and the holes are interconnected. The area is beautiful, the course is playable without being overly penal, and it's worth the 80-mile drive to play a couple of times a year. I paid the senior rate, but for the experience I believe the course gives good value. I only wish that, in keeping with the history it emphasizes, that it encouraged walking more (it's a very walkable course).
$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2012 at 10am
While being a very well maintained course the price was $100 dollars. I will note that its possible the price does allow for a less crowded golf course. Less people willing to pay the $100.
$101 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2010 at 6am
The Architects Golf Course provided us with a fun and eventful day. The first nine holes, although maintained nice, was nothing special. The last nine holes on the other hand really provided some challenging shots and beautiful course design. Overall, the course had some challenging holes and my playing partners all really enjoyed the round. I would recommend playing this course during the off-season or during the weekdays because in my opinion I do not believe the course is worth paying the $110 charged on the weekends. To see our full review visit our site at www.golfcoursereviewgurus.com
$46 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2009 at 8am
THE VIEW FROM ALMOST ANY HOLE IS FANTASTIC. SCENTIC BEAUTY. SOME VERY INTERESTING HOLES. THE CUT OF THE FAIRWAYS IS GREAT. THE GREENS ARE FAST. SMART PLAY IS A MUST.
$101 (cart included), played on Friday, June 2008 at noon
This is a very good course, but to my mind it is not competive in price with other very good New Jersey courses. I feel it is overpriced by 20-25%.
$76 (cart included), played on Friday, June 2008 at 8am
Very nice course. Beautiful layout.
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