Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)

  • 59
    Golf Digest ranking:
  • 60
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Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)

Architect: A.W. Tillinghast
Year: 1922

201 Shunpike Road
Springfield, New Jersey 07081
(973) 376-1900

Course Access: Private

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

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Rees Milikin

Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)

I first visited Baltusrol a few years ago to play the Lower Course which is the club’s best known course and one that is always highly ranked on all of the Top 100 lists. Normally, if a club has two courses I like to try to play them both, but in this case the Upper Course was in the midst of a renovation and not open for play. My host on that visit assured me that I would be back to play the Upper Course as it was likely to be included on the Top 100 once the renovation was complete. Well, he couldn’t have been more correct because once the course reopened and started getting some buzz it didn’t take long for it to pop onto the Golf Digest Top 100 list which means that I would most certainly be back. At the time of this posting Baltusrol is one of only two private clubs that have both of their courses listed in the Golf Digest Top 100. Baltusrol shares this distinction with Winged Foot Golf Club in Westchester County who, like Baltusrol, features a U.S. Open pedigree course and then a shorter and sportier second course. As the golf season kicked off this year I found myself with only seven Top 100 courses remaining to visit and I was hopeful that this might be my year to complete my quest and declare victory before the list changes at the end of the year. That meant I needed to… More >