Palo Alto, California, United States: Honours for the golf architecture firm of Robert Trent Jones II are rolling in for five courses included on the biennial rankings of ‘Top 100 Courses You Can Play’ by GOLF Magazine.
Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington – host of the 2015 US Open – is ranked 17th among the top-100 public golf courses in the nation, which appear in the September issue of GOLF Magazine.
Chambers Bay, which opened in 2007 and hosted the 2010 US Amateur Championship, also is rated as the number one course in Washington, in the state-by-state breakdown.
The Prince at Princeville, Kauai (a 1991 RTJ II design renovated and reopened in 2012) is 24th, followed by The Links at Spanish Bay (1987) in Pebble Beach, at 44th, CordeValle (1999) in San Martin, at 58th, and Sunday River Golf Club (2005) in Newry, Maine, at 92nd. Sunday River also earned the number one ranking in Maine in the state-by-state breakdown.
RTJ II, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, is most honoured in the golfing paradise of Hawaii, where five courses are among the first dozen on the state’s top-20 list: The Prince at Princeville, Kauai (2nd); Princeville Makai, Kauai (5th); Wailea Gold, Maui (6th); Poipu Bay Resort, Kauai (9th) and Wailea Emerald, Maui (12th).
Among the other numerous state-by-state honours for RTJ II on the new GOLF Magazine list are Osprey Meadows (3rd in Idaho), Three Crowns (4th in Wyoming), Eagleglen Golf Course (3rd in Alaska); Poppy Hills (13th in California); Max A. Mandel (15th in Texas) and the Raven at Sandestin (16th in Florida).
These are the latest honours for RTJ II courses, which have appeared on all of the most respected ‘best of the best’ rankings for the past five decades.
A global leader and innovator in all aspects of golf course design, from master planning through design implementation, RTJ II’s passion and commitment is to building environmentally responsible golf courses that are challenging, innovative and enjoyable to play.