Dad's day is fast approaching. Father's Day is this Sunday, June 19th. Maybe your Dad is a golfer and maybe he daydreams of playing at one of the best golf courses in the world and it's right down the road here in New Jersey.
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Located in Union County, this fabulous golf course is located in Springfield, yes we are talking about Baltusrol Golf Club/Lower. Jack Nicklaus said, "I shall always count Baltusrol among my favorite courses – it is certainly one of the finest in the world." Nicklaus should know he was a two-time US Open champion at Baltusrol in 1967 and 1980.
According to the Baltusrol website, "Baltusrol has enjoyed a long and rich history in golf and has played a prominent role on the national golf stage for 125 years. Founded in 1895 by Louis Keller, the grounds were initially used by Keller and his friends as a country refuge for weekend escapes from the hustle and bustle of New York City."
On the national front, in 2023 the Lower plays host to the KMPG Women’s PGA Championship. In addition, the Lower Course will also serve as the site of the 2029 PGA Championship. So America and the world will have their eyes on New Jersey and Baltusrol once again in the coming years.
Maybe you can't get Dad a tee time at Baltusrol this weekend, but he can always dream. Maybe get him a nice golf polo for this summer instead? Or maybe a round at a local course this weekend, we have some nice ones right here in Ocean, Burlington, and Monmouth Counties.
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