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The Architects Golf Club Announces Phase One of Bunker Restoration Project

Project Under Way, Will Be Completed in Two Construction Phases

LOPATCONG, NEW JERSEY – August 23, 2017 - The Architects Golf Club, one of New Jersey’s premier public golf courses, is pleased to announce a new construction effort to completely restore all of the bunkers and sand traps in phases across the entire 18-hole golf course.  The course will remain one hundred percent open for the duration of the project and it will not affect play.

The construction will be completed by parent company Turco Golf Inc. of Suffern, NY and Pompton Lakes, NJ. Turco Golf Inc. is owned and operated by brothers Larry and Dennis Turco, who are also the co-owners and operators of The Architects Golf Club. Turco Golf is a distinguished golf course builder and renovator. Established during the golf course construction boom of the 1990s and early 2000s, Turco Golf is led by company president and golf course shaper, Dennis Turco. Turco built The Architects Golf Club in 2000-2001 from the ground up, and has built a portfolio to include some of the finest and most reputable golf courses in the New York metropolitan and tri-state areas. The list includes top tracks Manhattan Woods Golf Course in West Nyack, NY, Hominy Hill in Colts Neck, NJ, and Brae Burn Country Club in Westchester, NY. The Turco brothers decided to restore the bunkers to their original form amid drainage issues in the traps that have disrupted play after substantial rainfalls. Although they would have liked to commence the project sooner, a busy Turco Golf work schedule has kept the project on the shelf until now.

The Architects Golf Club has more than one hundred bunkers strewn across its vast rolling fairways and putting greens. To accommodate the busy construction schedule of Turco Golf, the project will be completed in phases. Phase one will consist of restoration of all selective green-side bunkers, beginning with holes two and eighteen. The second phase will restore the course’s remaining bunkers across all eighteen fairways.

Turco Golf has extensive experience in golf course renovations. The company is well-equipped to manage the project while the course remains open to the public, having done so with many other golf course renovation projects in the past. The course will be one hundred percent open for the duration of the construction. For golfers, this means the bunkers under construction will be considered to be ground under repair, and applicable rules will apply to the hazards. Regular play will be undisturbed. The Architects Golf Club management team believes that the renovation is well worth any inconvenience, which they feel is marginal at best. The long-term benefit of completely restoring the bunkers to their original form will be a huge boost to the course’s playability, durability and most importantly quality, which we expect to come to the delight of our many golfers.


The Architects Golf Club is an 18-hole semi-private golf course and banquet facility located in the Township of Lopatcong in beautiful Warren County, NJ. Set alongside the county’s luscious, rolling hills, The Architects Golf Club is known for its links-style golf play and beautiful panoramic landscape views and natural imagery. Built in 2001, Architects pays homage to the great golf course architects spanning a golden age of golf course design that spanned from 1885 to 1955. The course was designed by esteemed golf course architect Stephen Kay alongside Golf Digest architectural editor Ron Whitten. The pair created the concept, which was then executed and completed by course builders and owners/operators, Larry and Dennis Turco. The Architects Golf Club’s spacious clubhouse was built in 2007, expanding the club’s ability to host large social events, golf outings and weddings.