James Barrett, FASIC, CPIC, CID, CLIA

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James Barrett, FASIC, CPIC, CID, CLIA

Member Category


Certified Professional Irrigation Consultant


Company Name

James Barrett Associates LLC

Company Type

Professional Design Office






P.O. Box 155
Roseland, New Jersey 07068
United States

Service Area

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Canada

Specialties and Projects

Golf Courses

Streamsong Resort (Red, Blue, & Black Courses), Fort Green, Florida
Maidstone Club, East Hampton, New York
Victory Ranch Golf Club, Kamas, Utah
Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper and Lower Courses), Springfield, New Jersey
Ohoopee Match Club, Cobbtown, Georgia
Merion Golf Club (East and West Courses), Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Three Creek Ranch, Jackson, Wyoming
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York
The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers, North Carolina
Friars Head Golf Club, Riverside, New York
Old Sandwich Golf Club, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Somerset Hills Country Club, Bernardsville, New Jersey
Oak Hill Country Club (East and West Courses), Pittsford, New York

Augusta National Golf Club,  Augusta, Georgia

Muirfield Village Golf Club,  Dublin, Ohio

Sleepy Hollow Country Club,  Scarborough, New York

Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Massachusetts

Boston Golf Club,  Hingham, Massachusetts

Hudson National Golf Club,  Croton-on-Hudson,  New York

Caves Valley Golf Club,  Baltimore County, Maryland

Country Club of Birmingham (East and West Courses),  Birmingham, Alabama

Kananaskis Golf Course (Mt. Kidd, Mt. Lorette Courses),  Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Montclair Golf Club,  Montclair, New Jersey





Brown University, AB


ASIC Fellow Member
IA CID (Golf)
EPA WaterSense Partner


I got into the business from the golf design end – had previously worked for Robert Trent Jones (Senior) as a Design Associate and Irrigation Designer.  Few, if any, other consultants have a background in golf course architecture.  I went to work for RTJ in 1972, and left in 1985 when James Barrett Associates was founded.  JBA does irrigation design and consulting and water management studies exclusively for golf courses.
Past President and Board Member of ASIC national and served on many committees.  Past President and Board Member of ASIC Northeast Chapter.
22 years on the IA Certification Board and Chairman of same.  Past IA Board Member and served/serve on many committees.
Long time member of GCSAA, GCSANJ, ASABE, USGA, GCBAA, CIT.
Speaker at various regional and national conferences.  Author of numerous  articles  in industry publications.
Recipient of 2005 IA Industry Achievement AwardRecipient of 2013 ASIC Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award
Designer of more than 350 golf course irrigation systems, including those at 21 of the GOLF DIGEST Magazine Top 100 Courses in the US, and 4 of the top 10.


Lead author of GOLF COURSE IRRIGATION – ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.  Lead author of Golf chapter in IRRIGATION – SIXTH EDITION.  Author of Irrigation chapter in GOLF COURSE DESIGN, by Graves and Cornish


Company Information

James Barrett Associates was established in 1985.  It is a completely independent consulting firm, dealing exclusively in golf course irrigation projects.  We do evaluations of existing systems, designs for retrofit and new construction projects, field staking and construction management for projects we have designed, water management studies and programs, GPS data collection and processing,  creation of interactive mapping, and programming.
The company’s goal is quality design that meets the needs of the client with efficient and reliable systems.  The systems are sensitive to the environment and the responsible use of water resources, and to the architectural integrity of the course.
The firm has complete insurance coverage in both general business and professional liability (errors and omissions) areas.
From the office in New Jersey JBA has done projects across the US and Canada, and a few in South America and the Caribbean.