Baltusrol Designated National Historic Landmark

Congratulations to the host of the 2016 PGA Championship and many other majors.

For Immediate Release...

Statement by Joseph Tato
President, Baltusrol Golf Club

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (October 1, 2014) - On behalf of the members of Baltusrol Golf Club, we are honored to be designated a National Historic Landmark. Our membership recognizes the importance of this designation and that it is bestowed only after a thorough, exhaustive analysis by the Department of the Interior's National Park Service Landmarks Program. Baltusrol's Dual Courses, completed in 1922 and known as the Lower and Upper Courses, are truly historic accomplishments and important designs of Golden Age golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast.

We recognize that with this designation comes responsibility. Over the years, our membership has worked to maintain and preserve the design integrity of our Tillinghast courses. One of our Club's responsibilities is the stewardship of our golf courses and Clubhouse consistent with Baltusrol's distinct place in American golf history. We also recognize our responsibility to maintain appropriate environmental standards, so that our courses will be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.

We are grateful to have been designated a National Historic Landmark, and to join Merion Golf Club, Oakmont Country Club and Pinehurst as the only golf courses to achieve landmark status. We thank the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior which understood the importance of maintaining our historic site for future generations. In addition, I would like to acknowledge and thank Baltusrol's Communications & Club History Committee, and in particular our Club Historians Rick Wolffe and Bob Trebus, for their persistent efforts and diligence, and the Boards of Governors, over the last ten years in making this honor a reality.