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Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Robert Trent Jones Sr (1906-2000) is one of the most famous golf course designers in history, having signed throughout his career more than 500 projects around the world.

Born in England, at the age of 5 he moved with his parents to New York, where he started playing golf, reaching a high level of play and becoming the first golf professional of Sodus Bay Heights Club.

Robert Trent Jones studied at Cornell University, where he specialized in golf course architecture. Shortly after graduating, he got his first commission with the design of Peachtree Golf Club of Atlanta, in collaboration with golf legend Bobby Jones, with whom he collaborated on various projects.

The courses that bear the signature of Robert Trent Jones have as a hallmark a careful landscape architecture, an innovative use of bunkers and the presence of numerous water hazards, so a high level of strategy is required to sign a good score

In addition to the 21 golf courses that have hosted the Us Open, he designed another 12 that hosted the PGA championships, and another 6 that hosted the World Cup. Robert Trent Jones also designed the Valderrama field, home of the 1997 Ryder Cup and the Robert Trent Jones Golf club in Virginia – home of “the President’s Cup” in 1994 and 1996. He  also collaborated in the Augusta National, reforming some of the most famous holes, especially 11 and 16.

For more information about Robert Trent Jones, you can visit the website www.roberttrentjonessociety.com