Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Robert Trent Jones, the “father of modern golf course architecture”, was the original course architect for all four of Dorado Beach Resort’s golf courses.
His life’s journey began at a very young age. He moved from England to the United States with his parents in 1911. He became a scratch golfer while a teenager and was low Amateur in the 1927 Canadian Open. Jones attended Cornell University, where he personally selected courses to prepare for a career in golf course architecture. His career spanned nearly 70 years, building or renovating some 400 courses in 45 states in the U.S. and 35 countries worldwide. He designed his own golf course architecture program at Cornell University before any such program existed and was the first to use many modern design and construction techniques
In 1987, Jones received the Old from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honor. He was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987 as well.
His son, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., undertook renovation of the Dorado Beach East Course in 2011 and has successfully restored it to its original layout.