Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower


Average: 4 (7 votes)
201 Shunpike Rd
Springfield, NJ 07081-2159
(973) 376-5160
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Is it possible to play this course as a member of PGA of America?



My first hole in one ever on 07/11/1987



Best course I've ever played!



I loved playing both the upper and lower courses and the club house was great with all that tradition, but some of the membership needs to work on their people skills. Many derogatory comments to staff members in the dinning room and caddies on the course by the members. Too bad, it's a great course that not many outsiders get to play.


Great place to play with all the history. Locker room pictures are terriffic!

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – A.W. Tillinghast/(R) Robert Trent Jones, Sr., ASGCA
  • Greens Grass Type – Bent Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 36
  • Twitter Editorial

  • Private, 18 holes, $80.00 - $80.00

    Baltusrol has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    The Lower Course at Baltusrol may get all the national attention because it has hosted both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship, but the Upper Course is a Tillinghast gem as well.

    The Upper Course makes us of the mountain from which the club gets its name. The holes snake in and out of the forest and wind up both up and down the slope, created sidehill lies and awkward stances in almost every fairway. The mountain's influence is especially strong on the highly-contoured greens. According to members, there is no such thing as a straight putt on the course. The green complexes on the first six holes are especially tricky.

    The 18th hole is a tricky par-4 that requires players to hit their tee shot through a tight shoot to a fairway that goes downhill. A number of deep, large bunkers guard the front of the green, and because players hit their second shot from a downhill lie, they often come into play.

    In 1985, the U.S. Women's Open was hosted on the Upper Course and won by Kathy Baker.

    Design - Golf Course at Baltusrol (Upper)
    • Year Built: 1922
    • Designer: A. W. Tillinghast
    • Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Fairways Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Water Hazards: Yes
    • Sand Bunkers: 51-60
    • Yardage Markers: Sprinkler Heads Marked
Champions tee7275.41397,400
Tillinghast tee7273.91367,015
Baltusrol tee7272.71336,637
Club tee7271.11286,325
Curtis tee7275.81345,963
Front Nine
Champions tee4783785031994244825033742113552
Tillinghast tee4783714511863954655003742053425
Baltusrol tee4703624431433754114943601893247
Club tee4563504051303524084653501753091
Curtis tee4533004021013424064613421712978
Back Nine
Champions tee4644442194324304292306475533848
Tillinghast tee4444222024014064152105705203590
Baltusrol tee4443881883743793831805435113390
Club tee4163971553643703701605254773234
Curtis tee4163771513593293681144484232985
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.