Daily-fee club pays tribute to course architects of golden age in design
Scottsdale, Ariz. (December 11, 2019) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage The Architects Golf Club, a daily-fee club located in Lopatcong, New Jersey, approximately 20 miles east of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, will manage the golf, agronomy, restaurant and club operations at The Architects Golf Club.
Open since 2001 and consistently ranked as one of New Jersey’s top golf courses, The Architects Golf Club pays tribute to the great golf course architects spanning a golden age of golf course design that spanned from 1885 to 1955. Owners Dennis and Larry Turco partnered with golf course architect Stephen Kay and Golf Digest Architectural Editor, Ron Whitten on the project. While Kay and Whitten created the hole concepts, owners and course builders Larry and Dennis Turco then executed and completed the work.
Set in the lush rolling hills of New Jersey’s Warren County, the links-style 18-hole course plays to a par of 71. Each golf hole at The Architects Golf Club pays homage to a different architect, including: the straight-as-an-arrow par 5 first hole inspired by Old Tom Morris; the A.W. Tillinghast-inspired dolomite mounds on the par-4 7th hole; the diagonal green and flashy greenside bunkers on the par-5 13th hole that are classic Alister Mackenzie design elements; the Donald Ross-style ridge that separates the green into left and right sections on the 15th hole; and the 80-yard long runway tees on the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-inspired 18th hole.
“Troon is honored and privileged to be associated with The Architects Golf Club,” said Archie Cart, operations director, Troon. “We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to working closely with the Turco Family to elevate and build upon the great culture and history they have created over the past 18 years at The Architects Golf Club.”
The Club’s 16,000 square-foot clubhouse is home to the all-new Architects Bar & Grill and boasts luxurious space for large social events, golf outings and weddings. The Architects Bar & Grill is open year-round to the public and serves traditional American cuisine in a pub-style casual dining atmosphere.
“Turco Golf, our parent company, built Architects in nine short months and we have been managing the club operations since opening in 2001,” said Lawrence Turco. “We spent a tremendous amount of time looking for the right group to work with that aligned with the culture and brand my family has worked so hard to create over the past 18 years and Troon was the best fit by far. We are absolutely thrilled to be working closely with them to bring Architects to the next level.”
The Architects Golf Club is conveniently located just off Interstate 78, less than 90 minutes from both the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. For more information on The Architects Golf Club, visit www.thearchitectsclub.com, or call (908) 213-3080.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.