Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. had the honor and privilege to renovate the East Course at Dorado Beach back to his father’s original layout – some 53 years after its debut. The East Course reopened in late 2011.
Robert, Jr. learned about the game of golf at Winged Foot Golf Club from the legendary Tommy Armour. After studying at Yale and Stanford, he graduated into the family business. His earliest experience was working beside his father on the legendary Spyglass Hill in the 1960's. After apprenticing with his father for several years, becoming vice president of the company and assuming control of West Coast operations, Jones, Jr. eventually expanded the company’s business to Asia with his debut international effort, Bangkok’s Navatanee Golf Course. This foray across the ocean represented the first of hundreds of international course designs he would create in the ensuing years as he matured into a great artist. In 1972, he left his father’s firm and set out on his own by founding Robert Trent Jones II golf course architects. In a career spanning more than four decades, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. has designed more than 270 golf courses in more than 40 countries on six continents.
Jones is a member of the California Golf Hall of Fame; and a long-standing member, former president, and current board member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.