Rees Jones was born into the game of golf. He learned to play the game as a youngster and competed as a junior, in college and while he was in the army. He grew up traveling with his family, which included his brother Robert Trent Jones Jr., to golf courses all over the world. And he worked in the summers for his father, renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.
After college at Yale and graduate studies at Harvard, Rees Jones went to work in 1965 as a principal in Robert Trent Jones, Inc. In 1974, he founded his own design firm, Rees Jones, Inc., headquartered in his hometown of Montclair, N.J.
Since then, Jones has designed or redesigned more than 170 golf courses. Of those, seven have hosted the U.S. Open and eight have been the site of the PGA Championship as well as two Ryder Cups
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