A. W. Tillinghast
Suburban Golf Club, Inc. is a non-profit membership corporation of approximately 230 golf members. It has an 18-hole golf course designed by the famed architect A. W. Tillinghast, situated within the township of Union, Union County, New Jersey. It lies near the intersection of the Garden State Parkway, U. S. Route 22, and New Jersey Route 82 and is approximately 15 miles from Times Square, New York City. The elevation of the Club House is 80 feet above sea level. It is adjacent to the hummocks, a natural water basin and source for the Elizabeth River. Its entrance is on Morris Avenue, which historically is the main road from Elizabeth to Morristown.
The Club has adopted a monogram which depicts its two most important aspects; its age, having originated in 1896, and its location in the metropolitan area and particularly Northern New Jersey.
The present course layout was designed in 1922. The fairways and greens are well trapped, and the Course is often described in local newspapers as "tree lined". Many stately indigenous trees surround the course including many types of oak, maple, elm and evergreens. Several flowering and ornamental trees are observed in the spring.
The 18 holes are 6423 yards in length, with nines of 3276 and 3147 yards. Par is established at 71 with nines of 36 and 35. There are two par 5's and three par 3's. Ladies yardage is 6123. The Club has, throughout the years, been host to all major State tournaments. Both the official and unofficial club records are 64, held by Jim Miller and Chester Sanok. Because of the many traps, trees and small greens, the course is described by commentators as a gentlemen's course but requiring a high degree of accuracy.