The Architects Golf Club

4.1643411765 4.2 stars from 5 (493)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6863 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 700 Strykers Rd, Phillipsburg, New Jersey 08865, Warren County
  • (908) 213-3080
  • (908) 213-3081
  • www.thearchitectsclub.com
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Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Ron Whitten (2001), Stephen Kay (2001)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire must be worn at all times. Jeans (denim), tee shirts, bathing or gym shorts, tank tops and halter-tops are not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6863 yards 72.5 131
Gold 71 6532 yards 71.2 126
Blue 71 6172 yards 69.4 123
Blue (W) 71 6172 yards 76.7 137
Red (W) 71 5233 yards 71.2 126

The Architects Golf Club is a unique layout that honors legendary course designers including Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast, and Alistair Mackenzie. Each hole is named after a famous designer, beginning with Old Tom Morris. The opening par 5 pays homage to St. Andrews' designer through the use of the existing features as hazards such as the rock wall and the sloping hillside that the green is deftly carved into. One of the most memorable holes is the 13th, another par 5 that will give you a taste of what it's like to play Augusta. This Alistair Mackenzie-inspired hole offers many risks and rewards. Golfers will face fairways bunkers and a pond on the left and then a creek that runs diagonally in front of the triple-tiered green. Position is the key to maneuvering this tough hole.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 493 Reviews
5 stars:
221
4 stars:
207
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

451 out of 493 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes plays long   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"first round"


hobbes928's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Really fun layout and enjoyed the course. Played from the gold (~6400 yds) and got to hit every club in my bag which was nice. Greens rolled really well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Strict Cancellation Policy"


Dan2068400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had two late cancellations from my foresome, so we ended up with only two players. The starter wouldn’t let us tee off until I paid for the two cancellations. I will say the starter was respectful to my group, but firm in not letting us start without paying. After paying for the two cancellations, which they did provide rain checks for the rounds, we played our round. I asked to speak to a manager when we were done and I explained the late cancellations. I also explained how there were multiple open tee times after our group and it seemed strict to charge for both cancellations. The manager didn’t care, he said that was their policy.

I’m not denying their policy existed, I just think it’s poor business relations to charge for two cancellations if the course is obviously not fully booked.

Now I’m done complaining.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



kgeorge69's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course with great upkeep. Great views as well. Greens were fast and fairways are wide and forgiving.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging But Fair"


Bart8333790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course and location. I have played this several times and each time it presents a new challenge as they have some tee box options that can change the playing of a given hole.

I would recommend you try this course if you are in the area. Probably the best in the local area.

My only challenge is it is pricey for the area and for $100 Per round I would expect more amenities included like free range balls, towels in the cart and gps or a least a free yardage book.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u326541237's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



michael29922's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout and good condition considering too much rain"


ifggolf2016's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Classic holes make a fun layout. Aeration holes were healing and the greens had good speed. A little wet, but great. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000006684779's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A really fun course. It plays long - too long for me - but I enjoy it anyway because the holes are so nice. They could use a set of tees about 5900 yards for us not long hitters.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting design approach"


RavensGolfer's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First and foremost, Architects is not a replica course so don’t expect to find Amen Corner. But for those interested in classic golf architecture, it’s an interesting example that tries (some better than others) to incorporate the styles of various architects. The course is a solid layout with a interesting variety of par 3s and very strong closing par 4s on both nines. Greens had been recently punched and were still recovering a bit (smooth but slow). Great value at $50 for seniors.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Really good course"


u725064186's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Monday afternoon. Course was not too busy and we got through in 4:15

We have had a lot of rain in the last week, but the course was dry and in very good shape. I am sure it will get better as we get into summer.

For a Monday afternoon, the restaurant was open, as was the grill at the turn.

Overall a course I would certainly play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens not in good condition"


u000006485857's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They just air-rated the greens, fairways also need a little more time to come in.

Friendly staff and excellent layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Bruce4655397's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

golf courses in good shape even though they got to rain this the day before Fairways were decently solid greens were still fast


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"ONE OF MY FAVORITES IN NJ"


golfer5050's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

for a public course this is one of my favorites. always in good condition and a challenging layout without any tricked out holes.staff is always friendly and courteous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice shape for this time of year"


u4786652's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape for this time of year. I will play again later in the year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Decent Shape"


Kong1234's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape for this time of year. Cart path only while understandable, is still a nuisance when playing alone. Course is nice and will improve with the weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good day for golf in February"


tmontrose's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went as a single got paired up with 3 guys had a great time. Course was in good shape for winter can't wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004259422's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jayk0915's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Favorite course"


tprodes0525's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course and layout, great value with golf now


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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