Baltusrol Golf Club joined elite company.
This week, Baltusrol became only the fourth golf facility to achieve National Historic Landmark status. The others: Pinehurst; Merion Golf Club; and Oakmont Country Club.
In a statement, The Department of Interior announced, "Founded in 1895, Baltusrol Golf Club comprises arguably the most important and influential design of leading early 20th century golf course architect Albert W. Tillinghast, one of the first American golf architects to integrate a golf course into nature."
Baltusrol has hosted five U.S. Opens, two Women's U.S. Opens and one PGA Championship. It is set to host the 2016 PGA Championship.
National Register and the National Historic Landmark designations provide various levels of protection from future outside development projects that could have a negative impact on the historic integrity of Baltusrol's two Tillinghast courses and its clubhouse.