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How Golf Can Survive Hyper-Urbanization, According to a Renowned Course Designer

Golf course architect and environmentalist Robert Trent Jones Jr. sounds off on the future of the sport, its players and the land they use.

The PGA Is Partnering With Bahia Principe in Mexico

The new alliance will provide PGA branding opportunities to Bahia Principe properties on the Riviera Maya, including four resorts and the Riviera Maya Golf Club. -- The Riviera Maya Club, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr, includes an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole Par 3 course.

Explore Ireland’s Most Beautiful New Golf Destination

Overlooking scenic Ballinskelligs Bay, Hogs Head Golf Club comprises a Robert Trent Jones II–designed golf course—Jones’s first in Ireland.

Al Sorour: Saudi Arabia will become golf’s most dynamic market within a decade

KAEC — Majed Al Sorour, chief executive officer of the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi, Monday gave the opening keynote speech of the inaugural Golf Saudi Summit to outline Saudi Arabia’s ambition to become recognized as the most innovative market in the sport within the next 10 years. -- Other headline names speaking at this week’s Summit include: ....award-winning golf course architects Robert Trent Jones Jnr

Sequoyah National to undergo bunker renovation and regrassing

Sequoyah National Golf Club in North Carolina is to carry out a bunker renovation and regrassing project beginning in March 2020, under the direction of the Robert Trent Jones II firm.

Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada coming to Minnesota in 2020

For the first time in its history, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada will play an event outside Canada. Cragun’s Golf Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota, is set to host the inaugural Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Championship, to be formally recognized as the CRMC Championship, August 17-23, 2020.

Bahía Beach Golf Club Crowned the Best Golf Course in Puerto Rico

The certified Silver Signature Sanctuary golf course located in Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Río Grande was crowned the best golf course in Puerto Rico by Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide, the premier magazine in the sport.

Antognolla enjoys year-round play following RTJ II renovation

The Antognolla resort near Perugia, Italy, has completed its first year of play following a renovation of its Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed golf course.

Arizona’s Hidden Gem: The Village of Oak Creek

Designed by the father-son professional team of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr., the Oakcreek County Club is work of art, a masterpiece of design which features classic tree-lined doglegs and gorgeous greens nestled among the red rocks. The course is recommended because it is “player friendly” since there is always an opportunity to get any errant shots back into play and recover! 

The First Look: 2020 Qualifying Tournament Mexico

This week, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will play the third of its four 2020 Qualifying Tournaments at Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort in Mazatlán, Mexico.   Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and open toward the end of 1996, the 7,015-yard par-72 at Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach is well known by PGA TOUR Latinoamérica players.

SentryWorld earns top GCOW award

STEVENS POINT - Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW) has named SentryWorld its 2019 Golf Destination Golf Course of the year.

Maui’s Six Best Public Golf Courses, Including Kapalua’s Retooled Plantation Course

Wailea Emerald Course (Wailea) --The 6,825-yard, par-72 Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design is a lush experience, with carpet-like fairways and fragrant tropical foliage that serves as a terrific complement to the rugged lava rock throughout. AND Wailea Gold Course (Wailea) -- Also designed by Trent Jones II, Wailea Gold presents exciting risk-reward opportunities and challenges that might bring every club in the bag into play.

WHAT EVERY ECO-FRIENDLY COURSE NEEDS

We’ve seen a number of measure from banning plastic tees to solar powered clubhouses but the latest initiative by Club de Golf Alcanada in Mallorca caught our eye – Donkeys!

The First Look: 2020 Qualifying Tournament The Club at Weston Hills

WESTON, Fla. – This week, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will use the Tour Course, a par-72, 7,060-yard layout, for its Qualifying Tournament. Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed and built the course in 1990.

Nine New Golf Courses from 2019

About 20 miles south of Fargo, Oxbow Country Club completed an extensive flood mitigation project with the opening of nine new holes in August. 

Windsor celebrates 30th anniversary by unveiling enhanced course

Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida, has unveiled and announced the reopening of its 18-hole, links-style golf course following a complete renovation that began in April. Refreshed by architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. and his team at Robert Trent Jones II, who originally designed the course, the reopening heralds a new era for Windsor as the community commences its milestone 30th anniversary season this fall.

Windsor course reopens following RTJ II renovation

The golf course at the Windsor private club and community in Vero Beach, Florida, has reopened following a renovation by Robert Trent Jones II.

RTJ II designs ‘golf symphony’ for Costa Palmas

The new Robert Trent Jones II course at Costa Palmas Golf Club near Los Cabos, Mexico, will open for play on 23 November.

Costa Palmas Golf Club Unveils a New Golf Destination on the East Cape

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects, The Walkable Coastal, Links-Style Course Offers Scenic Views and Unique Off- and On-Course Amenities

With the debut of Costa Palmas, golf has finally arrived on Los Cabos’ less-trafficked East Cape

This weekend marks the opening of Costa Palmas Golf Club, the first course on the East Cape. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the links-inspired layout is meant for easy walking, a change of pace from many courses in the Cabo region, with seamless transitions between a number of greens and tees, and a robust caddie program to sweeten the experience. 

Hoiana Shores Golf Club earns multiple accolades at Asia-Pacific Golf Awards

Hoiana Shores Golf Club was named “Best New Golf Course” for 2019 at the Asia-Pacific Golf Awards, held here at the DLF Golf and Country Club.

Road to Mallorca

Formerly known as The European Challenge Tour, the tournament is a season-long competition spanning 25 tournaments in 17 countries, which culminates at Club de Golf Alcanada in Mallorca between October 7 to 11.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the golf course will host the top 45 players on the order of merit, with the top 15 earning European Tour cards for the 2020 season.

Road to Mallorca

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the golf course will host the top 45 players on the order of merit, with the top 15 earning European Tour cards for the 2020 season

The First Look: Termas de Rio Hondo Invitational

For the first time in history, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica arrives in Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina for an official tournament. -- This course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., opened in mid-2018 and became the first public, world-class golf course in the country.

Southern Highlands founder inducted into Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame

When Garry Goett peered out on an undeveloped piece of barren property in southwest Las Vegas, he envisioned the final product of a world-renowned private golf club and a living community.

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