Troon has been selected to manage TheArchitects Golf Club, a daily-fee club located in Lopatcong, New Jersey, about 20 miles east of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee club operations division of Troon, will manage the club’s golf, agronomy, restaurant and club operations.
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, the Turcos 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 hole pays homage to a different architect, including the straight-as-an-arrow par 5 1st 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.”
The Club’s 16,000 square-foot clubhouse is home to the all-new Architects Bar & Grill, open to the public year-round, and boasts luxurious space for large social events, golf outings and weddings.
“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,” Lawrence Turco said. “We are absolutely thrilled to be working closely with them to bring Architects to the next level.”