The Architects Golf Club

4.1830411765 4.2 stars from 5 (485)
  • 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 485 Reviews
5 stars:
217
4 stars:
204
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

444 out of 485 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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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


"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


"Great layout"


U000004925584's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was just beautiful. Not a single fallen leave, the fairways were cut short, the greens were fast and true. No one was there either. We had a wonderful time. I wish my game was up to par with the course.


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



u318291623's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
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Reviewed on

I am on this course like in dream and tel to me history of golf. thank jou very, very much


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


"Nice course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course offered a terrific deal through Golfnow. It was early enough to complete all 18 which was a good thing. The starter had no problem going out early since the course was wide open at that time. The greens actually seemed faster than during previous plays. The pace was essentially whatever I could make it. Without the wind from time to time, it would have been ideal weather. A few fairways were soft due to rain on previous days which made them vary path only. No real inconvenience. Recommend posting this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Firm but fair"


u977721852's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Places to get in trouble and some risk reward options. Had an enjoyable round, course well laid out and did not feel gimmicky despite the homage to a different architect on each hole. Will definitely play again when I can’t play my home course (Monday/winter). I’m a 6 index but this course will suit all levels if you play the correct tees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course has great features"


u530171939's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the different design styles of the holes and the history on how they were created. It was my first time playing and my Garmin range finder conked out after the 8th hole. I wished I purchased a yardage book because it was hard to find markers on the course.

A few bunkers needed fresh sand but I think they were addressing that issue.

There was a cart person available about every third hole and the weather was beautiful. I would definitely play this course again!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u2448538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Interesting course designer history offered on every hole. Wide receptive fairways are in excellent condition, with appropriate punitive rough where you shouldn't be! The greens held extremely well and rolled true but slower than I am used to


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Fun course to play!"


skimom3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round at Architects. We were greeted by friendly staff in the pro shop and by a friendly starter. The pace of play was 4 hours and 10 minutes. It was interesting to see the names of the golf course designers on each hole and see the differences in their course styles. The course is a nice tribute to some of golf's great course architects. We would like to pay the course again when we are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very good selection of tee boxes"


u000005340413's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a senior golfer that only averages around 200 yards off the tee. the blue/red combo is great for the senior golfer. too many area courses have senior tees that are too long in yardage or too short . Architects hits the sweet spot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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