Baltrusol Golf Club

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Real Estate Agent with Samsel & Associates 0790808

The Baltusrol Golf Club  is a private 36-hole golf club in Springfield, New Jersey and was rated by Golf Magazine as one of the “First 100 Clubs in America.”

 

Baltusrol, which opened for play in June of 1922, has been the site of many prestigious tournaments, most recently the PGA Championship in 2005 but including 15 USGA sponsored tournaments.  In 1985, it became the first club to have hosted both the U.S. Open and Women's U.S. Open on two different courses and has hosted the US Open seven times, most recently in 1993.

 

Baltusrol is built on land originally purchased in the 1890s by Louis Keller, who was the publisher of the New York Social Register and is named for Baltus Roll, an apple farmer who was murdered at his home in 1831. Roll was murdered by Peter B. Davis and Lycidias Baldwin  who thought that there was a treasure hidden in his farmhouse on Baltusrol mountain. Baldwin fled to a tavern in Morristown and overdosed on drugs. Davis stood trial but was acquitted. He eventually was sentenced to 24 years in Trenton State Prison for a different crime and died there.


There are two courses at Baltusrol – the Upper course and the Lower course – designed to be equally challenging but different in design. The Lower course is built on rolling parkland and the Upper course runs along the Baltusrol Mountain ridge line. Both courses were designed by 
A. W. Tillinghast and are par 72. The Dual Courses are the first contiguous 36 hole golf course built in the United States.The clubhouse at Baltusrol was the first clubhouse to host a President of the United StatesWilliam Howard Taft.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ed & Tracy Oliva
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Good Morning,  Iam not a golfer but this place looks great,  keep up the good work and good luck with your sales,  E

Aug 28, 2013 10:50 PM #1
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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Very nice localism post.  What a great club to have in your own backyard.

Aug 28, 2013 11:02 PM #2
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Baltusrol sounds like a delightful place to tee off in Springfield NJ!

Aug 28, 2013 11:38 PM #3
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Joan Cox
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Wayne & Jean, great presentation of this golf course, and with so many golfers wanting a course close to their home, this is valuable information.

Aug 29, 2013 12:07 AM #4
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Wayne and Jean-

The club house does look very Presidential! Thanks for sharing the Country Club's colorful past.

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Wayne & Jean - Gorgeous shot of Baltrusol Country Club in Springfield, NJ! Great job sharing the history of the club that opened in 1922!

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