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Robert Trent Jones II Designs Ranked Among Best Courses In America

U.S. Open Venue No. 17 on GOLF Magazine List of “Top 100 You Can Play”

Palo Alto, CA. (September 2, 2014) - Honors 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 University Place, Wash. – host of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship – is ranked No. 17 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 U.S. Amateur Championship, also is rated as the No. 1 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 No. 24, followed by The Links at Spanish Bay (1987) in Pebble Beach, Calif., at No. 44, CordeValle (1999) in San Martin, Calif., at No. 58, and Sunday River Golf Club (2005) in Newry, Maine, at No. 92. Sunday River also earned the No. 1 ranking in Maine in the state-by-state breakdown.

RTJ II is most honored 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 (No. 2); Princeville Makai, Kauai (No. 5); Wailea Gold, Maui (No. 6); Poipu Bay Resort, Kauai (No. 9); and Wailea Emerald, Maui (No. 12).

Among the other numerous state-by-state honors for RTJ II on the new GOLF Magazine list are Osprey Meadows (No. 3 in Idaho), Three Crowns (No. 4 in Wyoming), Eagleglen Golf Course (No. 3 in Alaska); Poppy Hills (No. 13 in California); Max A. Mandel (No. 15 in Texas) and the Raven at Sandestin (No. 16 in Florida).

These are the latest honors 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 serves as a trustee of the great tradition of golf course architecture. Its passion and commitment is to building environmentally responsible golf courses that are challenging, innovative, and enjoyable to play.

RTJ II golf courses have hosted tournaments on every major golf tour in the world. They have also hosted special events such as the World Cup of Golf, The Skins Game, The Grand Slam, and many others. More than 100 of our courses have played host to such events.
About Robert Trent Jones IIWith headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) is the preeminent golf design firm worldwide, having created more than 270 courses in over 40 countries on six continents. Trustees of a great tradition of golf course architecture, RTJ II is committed to working in harmony with nature to craft the best golf course on each unique site. The RTJ II design team has experience in every aspect of golf course development and the ability to provide support and expertise from conception through completion of any project. For additional information contact the firm at www.rtj2.com.Contact:Karen Moraghan Hunter Public Relations – East 908-876-5100kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com