Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower)

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    Golf Digest ranking:
  • 29
    Golf Magazine ranking:

Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower)

Architect: A.W. Tillinghast
Year: 1922

Shunpike Road
Springfield, New Jersey 07081
(973) 376-5160

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available
on-site accommodations

U.S. Open - 1903, 1915, 1936, 1954, 1967, 1980, 1993
PGA Championship - 2005, 2016

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The Itinerant Golfer

Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower)

My Baltursol experience began the day prior to my scheduled game. My host at Somerset Hills has a friend who not only graciously agreed to host me at Baltusrol but also made arrangements for me to spend the night in one of the rooms in the clubhouse. I was pretty excited about having the opportunity to stay in such a great club's historic clubhouse. Because I had been rained out earlier in the day at Somerset Hills I spent the afternoon visiting the USGA Museum in Far Hills, NJ. If you find yourself in the area this is well worth a hour or so of your time. Its great to see all the original trophies for the USGA tournaments and there is an exhibit that documents the history of U.S. golf that is top notch. After I finished up at the museum I headed over to Baltusrol to check in. The first thing I noticed when I walked in the front door is that the clubhouse smelled like a roaring fire on a winter day. Between the great smell, the wood paneling and the elegant appointments visitors feel right at home within minutes of arriving. I asked my host the next day about the nice smell and he said they have lots of fires in the clubhouse and it always has that great smell. Nice touch! I was assigned to room #2 which had a great view of the golf course. Unfortunately there was not much to see outside the… More >