Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Robert Trent Jones

Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is a noted golf course architect. He is the son of legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones and the brother of golf course designer Rees Jones.

Born July 24, 1939 in Montclair, New Jersey, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. joined his father’s firm, Robert Trent Jones Incorporated, and rose to become vice-president of the company before assuming control of west coast operations in 1962.

In the 1960s, he began designing courses on his own and formed his own company, Robert Trent Jones II, and he has designed or remodelled more than 250 golf courses during his career.

His masterpieces include Alcanada, which Trent Jones designed on behalf of owner Hans Peter Porsche in the late 1990s. The course opened in 2003 after three years of construction and is now considered one of the best in Europe.

Jones, who continues to design courses and currently lives in California, has also published a book, Golf Design, created to help players understand the design of the golf courses.