Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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Robert Jones
Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2010
Born(1939-07-24)July 24, 1939
OccupationGolf course architect

Robert Trent "Bobby" Jones Jr. (born July 24, 1939) is an American golf course architect. He is the son of golf course designer Robert Trent Jones and the brother of golf course designer Rees Jones.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born on July 24, 1939, in Montclair, New Jersey. He is the son of Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1906-2000). He graduated from Montclair High School in 1957. After attending Yale and graduate studies at Stanford University, he joined his father's firm, Robert Trent Jones Incorporated. He rose to become vice-president of the company and assumed control of west coast operations in 1962.


In the 1960s, he began designing courses on his own and formed his own company in the early 1970s in Palo Alto, California. He has since designed or remodeled more than 250 golf courses during his career. In 1979, the Northern California Golf Association selected Jones to design the Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. His father, Robert Jones Sr., had previously crafted the Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, and during this project, he received valuable assistance from his son. Their combined expertise has helped them to design over 400 golf courses worldwide.[1]

Jones continues to design courses and currently resides in Woodside, California. He has also served as the president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, former Chairman of the California State Park and Recreation Commission and has published a book entitled Golf by Design designed to help players understand golf course layout.

Courses designed[edit]

With Robert Trent Jones Incorporated[edit]

  • Willow Lakes Golf Course, Nebraska (1964)
  • Silverado-South, Northern California (1967)
  • Eugene Country Club, Oregon (1968)
  • Karuizawa Golf, Japan (1972)

With Robert Trent Jones II Company[edit]


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  2. ^ "Club de Golf Alcanada, uno de los mejores campos de Golf en Mallorca".
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  6. ^ "Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club". Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Coto De Caza Golf Course, Coto de Caza, CA". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Cragun's Legacy Courses | Robert Trent Jones II Golf Architects". Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  9. ^ "Home - Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club 2016". Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  10. ^ "Chateau Whistler Golf Course: Luxury Golf Courses in Whistler". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "Bienvenue sur le site du Golf Country Club de Bossey". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Greenhorn Creek Resort - Angels Camp, CA - Course Detail". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Golf". HOIANA - Major Integrated Resort.
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  15. ^ "Robert Trent Jones II Golf Architects". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "The Pearl Golf & Country Club". Retrieved April 5, 2023.
  17. ^ "Penha Longa Resort". Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  18. ^ "Prairie View Golf Club - Carmel, IN". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  19. ^ "Welcome Home to Rancho la Quinta". Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  20. ^ "The Course". Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  21. ^ "The Links at Bodega Harbour". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  22. ^ "Home". Zala Springs. Retrieved December 30, 2017.

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