"I maintain that the Suneagles Course ranks among the best of my creations." - A. W. Tillinghast
A.W. Tillinghast, one of the world's foremost designers, created Suneagles Golf Course in 1926.
He designed other beautiful courses like Winged Foot, Baltusrol (upper and lower), Bethpage State Park Black Course and many more.
Many golfers are aware that A. W. Tillinghast put an enduring stamp on Golf design in New Jersey with several courses serving as venues for major PGA Tour events. “Among the best of my creations” (A.W. Tillinghast) the slightly lesser known but very much a Tillinghast design is The Suneagles Golf Course at Fort Monmouth. The course opened in 1926 as Suneagles on land owned by Max Phillips of The Phillips Van Heusen Clothing Company. The members bought it in the 1930s and renamed it Monmouth Country Club. The U.S. Army purchased the club in 1942 for $42,000 and soon after, restored the Suneagles name.
Suneagles may not be among the best known of Tillinghast's designs, but It has recorded some significant golf history. When the New Jersey Open took place here in 1935, a young golfer named Byron Nelson won it for his first professional victory. Orville Moody a U.S. Open Champion finished Runner-up in the 1967 All Army Tournament held at Suneagles
Suneagles Golf course.
Suneagles Golf Club along with all Food and Beverage Operations is under new management! Join us as we restore this historic course to it's original beauty. We are looking forward serving all patrons who visit this historic venue.
We are dedicated to preserving the integrity of the Tillinghast traditions on this outstanding 6,357 yard layout. We are also mindful of the history and presence of the military personnel and continue to work hard to honor their dedication to Fort Monmouth.
We are looking forward serving all patrons who visit this historic venue.