Rees Jones

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Rees Jones born September 16, 1941 is an American golf course architect.

Montclair, New Jersey
Alma mater    Yale University, Harvard University
Occupation    Architect
Awards    Old Tom Morris Award (2004)
Projects    Nantucket Golf Club, Siasconset, MA; Ocean Forest Golf Club, Sea Island, GA; Cascata Golf Club, Boulder City, NV; Atlantic Golf Club, Bridgehampton, NY; Golf at the Bridge, Bridgehampton, NY

Life and career

Born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, the son of legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones and the younger brother of golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr., he attended Montclair High School.

His first exposure to golf course design came as a boy when he would accompany his father surveying courses. After attending Yale and graduate studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, he joined his father and older brother at Robert Trent Jones Incorporated. He helped his father on numerous courses until forming his own firm in 1974. He has designed or redesigned over 100 golf courses in his career.

Jones continues to design courses and currently resides in his hometown of Montclair, New Jersey. He has also served as the president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. A noted environmentalist, he has been a vocal champion for the cause of environmentally friendly golf courses.

Jones received the 2004 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honor.

Courses designed

With Robert Trent Jones Incorporated

  • Montauk Downs, Long Island, New York (1968)
  • Ocean Pines, Maryland(1971)
  • Turnberry Isle, Florida (1972)

With Rees Jones Incorporated

  • View of No. 18 Fairway at East Lake Golf Club.
  • Arcadian Shores, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (1974)
  • Graysburg Hills Golf Course [Chuckey, Tennessee] (1978)
  • Bear Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC (1980)
  • Marriott's Griffin Gate, Lexington, Kentucky (1981)
  • Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina (1986)
  • Pinehurst #7, Pinehurst, North Carolina (1986)
  • Carmel Country Club, South Course Charlotte, North Carolina (1988, 2009) - redesign
  • The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts (1988) - restoration
  • Cherry Valley Country Club, Skillman, New Jersey (1991)
  • Talamore Golf Resort, Southern Pines, North Carolina (1991)
  • Gleneagles at the Equinox, Manchester, Vermont (1992) - reconstruction
  • Atlantic, Bridgehampton, New York (1992)
  • Sandpines, Florence, Oregon (1992)
  • Huntsville, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (1994)
  • LPGA International Champions, Daytona Beach, Florida (1994)
  • Legend Trail, Scottsdale, Arizona (1995)
  • Ocean Forest, Sea Island, Georgia (1995)
  • Atlanta Athletic Club - Highlands Course, Duluth, Georgia (1995) - redesign
  • East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia (1995) - reconstruction
  • Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina (1995)
  • Poppy Ridge, Livermore, California (1996)
  • Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, California (1996) - reconstruction
  • The Currituck Club, Corolla, North Carolina (1996)
  • Charlie Yates Golf Course, Atlanta, Georgia (1998)
  • Greenville Country Club (Chanticleer), Greenville, SC (2002) - redesign
  • Royal Oaks Golf Club, Moncton New Brunswick, Canada (2000)
  • Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, North Carolina (2001)
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, California (2001) - reconstruction
  • The Golf Club at Briar's Creek, Johns Island, South Carolina (2002) - Golf Digest's voted Best New Private Course in America
  • Quintero Golf Club(Founders Course) Peoria, Arizona (2002)
  • The Oconee, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Georgia (2002)
  • Baker Hill, Newbury, New Hampshire (2003) - Golf Digest's voted Best Course in New Hampshire
  • Breakers Hotel Rees Jones Course, West Palm Beach, Florida (2004) - reconstruction
  • Royal Montreal Golf Course, Blue Course (2004)
  • Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri (2006) - reconstruction
  • Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Dubsdread Course No. 4 Lemont, Illinois - restoration
  • Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, South Course
  • Baton Rouge Country Club, Baton Rouge, Louisiana - reconstruction
  • Stoney Creek Golf Course, Nellysford, Virginia - 27 holes
  • Broad Run Golfer's Club, West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania
  • Grand Niagara Rees Jones Course, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • Lakewood Country Club, Rockville, Maryland
  • Golden Horseshoe Golf Club - Green Course, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Red Stick, Vero Beach, Florida
  • The Lambton Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, Georgia (2000)
  • Santaluz, San Diego, California
  • Golden Hills Golf Club, Ocala, Florida - redesign
  • Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, Orlando, Florida (2009)
  • Falcon's Fire Golf Club, Kissimmee, Fl
  • Blackstone National Golf Club, Sutton, MA
  • Hell's Point Golf Club, Virginia Beach, VA (1982)
  • Greenbrier Country Club, Chesapeake, VA (1987)
  • Honey Bee Golf Club, Virginia Beach, VA (1988)
  • Bethpage State Park, Black Course, Farmingdale, NY (2015) - design changes

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