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Arcola Country Club

Paramus, NJ, United States Private

Overview

Big and brawny Arcola Country Club continues to get better year after year—as competitors found out at the 2022 U.S. Amateur when it co-hosted stroke-play qualifying with neighboring Ridgewood Country Club. Robert Trent Jones redesigned the course in the 1950s after the state acquired part of the property through the construction of the nearby Garden State Parkway, which eliminated four existing holes. Paul Dotti, the club’s Director of Grounds since 2009, has conducted some major projects to elevate Arcola’s stature in the state, performing major drainage work, tree removal, and rebuilding and reshaping bunkers and fairways. Dotti’s crew maintains some of the best conditioned playing conditions in the tri-state area—a bold statement given the depth of great layouts with incredible maintenance staffs—but on any given day, golfers will encounter firm-and-fast conditions with putting surfaces rolling above 14 on the Stimpmeter. The championship venue also hosts the annual Arcola Cup, which hosts some of the best amateur players in the area.

About

Holes 18
Length 7302
Slope 146
Facility Type Private
Designer Herbert H. Barker/Williams G. Wilkinson/Robert Trent Jones, Sr., ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Best in State: Ranked in top 20 in New Jersey from 2017 to current.
2023-'24 ranking: 16th.
Previous ranking: 19th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0174
Character
6.9911
Challenge
7.2612
Layout Variety
6.9567
Fun
7.0145
Aesthetics
6.8704
Conditioning
7.8267

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