Since entering the field of golf course architecture in 1964, Rees Jones has made his mark on more than 100 golf courses, many of which are widely recognized to be among the very best in the game.
"If I were to summarize my philosophy for golf course design, it would be this: To create an environment for the game of golf that is challenging, fair, and aesthetically pleasing. I would rather create a natural, classic course that blends with its surroundings than a course full of unnecessary gimmicks which discourage the average golfer."
~ Rees Jones
In 1974, he established Rees Jones, Inc., a golf course design firm with offices in his hometown of Montclair, NJ. In 1995, Golf World
magazine honored Rees by selecting him as Architect of the Year. Golf Digest has consistently included Rees on its select list of the five top present-day golf course architects and dubbed him as the "US Open Doctor".
The incredible Santaluz Golf Course is sure to continue the success of other award winning golf courses designed or remodeled by Rees Jones:
- Quaker Ridge Golf Club - Scarsdale, NY
- Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course - Springfield, NJ
- Congressional Country Club, Blue Course - Bethesda, MD
- East Lake Golf Club - Atlanta, GA
- Ocean Forest Golf Club - Sea Island, GA
The Santaluz Course also reflects the design talents of Greg Muirhead, the lead designer with Rees Jones, Inc. In addition to The Santaluz Club course, Muirhead has designed or remodeled courses throughout the country, including the Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego home of the past Buick Invitational and current Farmer's Insurance annual Tournament and the 2008 US Open.
More information on Rees Jones: http://www.reesjonesinc.com/