Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)
Springfield, New Jersey
Image: Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)
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.

Designer Notes

Master Plan work is ongoing.


Tournament Year(s)
U.S. Amateur 2000
U.S. Junior Amateur 2018


Award Publication
Top 100 Courses in the U.S. Golf Magazine
America's 100 Best Classical Courses Golfweek
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest
Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Audubon International


Headline Date
Eminence Green May 2, 2011