Baltusrol Golf Club

201 Shunpike Rd,

Springfield, New Jersey 07081

  • Office

    +1 (973) 376 1900
  • Pro shop

    +1 (973) 376 5160
  • Fax

    +1 (973) 376 2068
  • Golf pro

    Jaimie Pierson (PGA, Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and suburban, residential.

  • Designer:

    Original 18-hole course (1895) replaced by two championship layouts, the Upper and Lower courses designed by Albert W. "Tillie" Tillinghast (1918). Lower course modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1948) and his son Rees Jones (2005, 2014). Upper course modifications by Rees Jones (2008, 2014).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7400
6652
5539
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
76.0
72.8
73.7

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Lower course. Also at Baltusrol is the 18-hole Upper course (par-72, 7348 yds from back tees, rating 75.9).

Location

Latitude:

40.706742

Longitude:

-74.328990

How to get there:

o.5 mi from centre of Springfield Township / 24 mi W of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).

Baltusrol Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1895

Baltusrol Golf Club is home to two of the top-rated and finest championship golf courses in the USA's Northeast. The Upper and Lower courses, both designed by Albert W. Tillinghast, are excellent tree-lined and open parkland layouts that contain a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes.

The Lower course stylishly makes its way out-and-back across gently rolling parkland terrain. At times heavily tree-lined, at others more open, the holes are impressively defended by a plethora of handsome bunkering. Occasionally water also gets into proceedings, most notably at the beautiful par-3 4th hole.

The Lower course's sting in the tail comes courtesy of two excellent par-5s at 17 and 18. With water very much in play from the tee, the shorter 18th brings you back to Baltusrol's opulently large clubhouse and alongside the 18th of the Upper course (with which it shares a greenside bunker).

The Upper Course’s heritage is simpler than the Lower’s. Designed at the same time as the Lower by Tillinghast, it opened for play in 1922. The course received less architectural attention than the Lower, and the only architect to work on the Upper prior to the 1990s was Tillinghast himself. Thereafter the Upper has embraced some modifications designed by Rees Jones.

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Around New York City

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Caddies available at all times.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Baltusrol Golf Club takes its name from a mountainside property that was built here in the early-19th century by a sturdy Dutch farmer named Baltus Roll. On an infamous night in 1831 the thrifty Mr Roll was dragged from his bed by two intruders, who tortured and killed him in an attempt to discover where he kept his money. Baltus Roll went to his final resting place unaware that his name - in a slightly contracted form - would be immortalised in the mountain where his cottage is still located and at the golf club of the same name. The murdered man's tombstone can be found in the small Revolutionary Cemetery in nearby Westfield.

Baltusrol's original Old course, and after 1918 the Lower and Upper courses, have between them hosted 16 national championships (five on the Old, eight on the Lower, three on the Upper). The Club's role of honour includes US Opens, a PGA Championship, US Amateur Championships, US Women's Opens and Women's Amateur Championships. See Major Golf Tournaments at Baltusrol GC.

Published ranking

Lower course:
New Jersey's 2nd best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 45th best course (Golf Digest, 2023).
World's 67th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2023/24).
Upper course:
New Jersey's 4th best course.
USA's 80th best course.

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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