I’m not the biggest fan of the Lower course at Baltusrol. Personally, I find it suffers from repetition, ie, many similar par fours with tight tree lines and similar bunkering. As a resident of New Jersey my fellow in-state golfers will say I should know better and should rate it higher, but it just doesn’t excite me. I find many of Tillinghast’s other courses (San Francisco, Somerset Hills, Bethpage, Quaker Ridge, Baltimore) to be more varied and fun to play. Yes, it’s nice to play where there is so much history and where the PGA and USGA host events, but I would personally rather play the Upper course if going to Baltusrol.
Date: September 19, 2019