8. Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper Course)
Springfield, N.J., 1922
• Ranked No. 66 in the U.S. by GOLF Magazine
If its brawnier sibling, the Lower Course, is considered the premier tournament track, this mountainside layout is much more fun; sloping greens and sidehill lies are part of the puzzle to be solved. Byron Nelson, Gene Sarazen and Tommy Armour were all in the field when the Upper hosted the 1936 U.S. Open, but little-known Tony Manero emerged the winner.
7. Somerset Hills Golf Club(above)
Bernardsville, N.J., 1918
• Ranked No. 49 in the U.S. by GOLF Magazine, Ranked No. 86 in the World by GOLF Magazine
A wonderful routing on a tight piece of property not far from the United States Golf Association headquarters, Somerset Hills showcases Tillinghast's imagination. His brilliant Redan-style par-3 2nd hole proves that he could adapt with the best of them. And Tillinghast demanded that players do more than just hit the fairway and avoid the bunkers greens like the 5th (shown here) put a premium on good putting.