It will be the third time the Springfield, N.J. club has hosted the major tournament. It was also announced that Baltusrol will host the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023.
The PGA of America announced on June 29th that Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. will host the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023 and the PGA Championship in 2029.
This will be Baltusrol’s third PGA Championship; Phil Mickelson and Jimmy Walker notched memorable one-shot victories on the club’s Lower Course in 2005 and 2016, respectively.
The 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be the second women’s major championship played on the Lower Course. In a duel of World Golf Hall-of-Famers, Mickey Wright topped Betsy Rawls by six shots to win the 1961 U.S. Women’s Open.
Founded in 1895, Baltusrol has played a prominent role on the national golf stage for nearly 125 years. Both Championships will be staged on Baltusrol’s famed Lower Course, which is an A.W. Tillinghast design. Since opening in 1922, the Lower Course has hosted 10 major golf events, including seven professional major championships.
C&RB featured Baltusrol as its September 2016 cover story (http://clubandresortbusiness.com/2016/09/extending-legend-baltusrol-gc/)
In 2014, Baltusrol Golf Club was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, one of only four golf properties to earn this distinction.
The lineup of announced future sites for the PGA Championship is now as follows:
2018 Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Mo. (Bellerive will be featured as C&RB’s September 2018 cover story)
2019 Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, N.Y.
2020 Harding Park, San Francisco, Calif,
2021 The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C.
2022 Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J.
2023 Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, N.Y.
2024 Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky.
2027 Aronimink Golf Club, Philadelphia, Pa.
2028 The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif.
2029 Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. has also been awarded a PGA Championship for sometime between 2025 and 2030; the actual year will be clarified in a future announcement.
The lineup of announced future sites for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is now as follows:
2018 Kemper Lakes Golf Club, Chicago, Ill.
2019 Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.
2020 Aronimink Golf Club, Philadelphia, Pa.
2023 Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
“Since 1901 the best players in the world have competed against each other on our golf courses,” said Rick Shea, Baltusrol President. “We look forward to working with the PGA of America to showcase the best women and men in these two Major Championships.”
“The PGA of America is delighted to continue our wonderful relationship with Baltusrol well into the future,” said PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. “We’re excited to watch the best men and women in the game measure themselves against one of the most historic and challenging golf courses in the world, Baltusrol’s Lower Course.”
The KPMG Women’s Championship is a collaboration of the PGA of America, LPGA and KPMG, and focuses on the development, advancement and empowerment of women.
“KPMG’s commitment to elevating women on and off the golf course is exemplified by the selection of Baltusrol Golf Club as the host of the 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship,” said Lynne Doughtie, KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO. “To help more women in business advance to the C-suite, the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will be held at Baltusrol and bring together top leaders across multiple industries with women nominated by their CEOs to attend.”
Added LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan: “The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship has quickly become synonymous with greatness, and what better venue to solidify that than Baltusrol. Even casual fans equate Baltusrol with ‘major’ moments in golf, and we’re thrilled that the best female golfers in the world will get to test their games at such an iconic venue in 2023.”