Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower)
Springfield, New Jersey
Image: Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower)
Course Type
Design Role
(1992, 1996, 1997, 2009)
Steve Weisser

Client Course Description

Baltusrol Golf Club, synonymous with championship golf, sits at the base of Baltusrol Mountain in northern New Jersey, only a stone’s throw from New York City. With a rich heritage that dates back to 1895, Baltusrol is considered one of the country’s premier private golf clubs. Its two championship courses, the Lower and Upper, have played distinguished roles on the national golf stage since their creation by Golden Age architect A.W. Tillinghast. Together, the courses have hosted 16 national championships, including seven U.S. Opens and one PGA Championship.

Course Photos


Tournament Year(s)
PGA Championship 2005, 2016
U.S. Junior Amateur 2018
U.S. Open 1993


Award Publication
Top 100 U.S. (Annually - Highest ranking #22 (1999)) Golf Magazine
Top 100 World (Annually - Highest ranking #37 (1999)) Golf Magazine
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses (Annually since 2001 - Highest ranking #22 (2003)) Golf Digest
World Top 100 (2014 & 2018) Golf Digest
America's 100 Best Classical Courses Golfweek
Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Audubon International


Headline Date
Baltusrol: Inside Rees Jones’ Renovations For The PGA August 4, 2016
Like Old Times: Baltusrol Regains its Tillinghast Feel But Still Poses A Stiff Test July 22, 2016
Tillinghast’s Design Elasticity on Display July 14, 2016
2016 Season Brings Top Players to 13 Compelling Rees Jones-Designed Courses January 26, 2016
Eminence Green May 2, 2011