Client Course Description
The natural beauty of the land was integral in his design work and his vision unified by directional bunkering, visible hazards, and accessible target greens. What a perfect fit for the Duke University Golf Club! It would be difficult to describe the loving care that Rees Jones puts into the design of each and every golf course feature. He is a demanding perfectionist who insists that future playability of his work be held at a premium. Throughout the redesign, Rees scrutinized every shot possibility, observed and considered every angle so as to insure that each nuance of the golf course would be subtle, yet perfectly placed. Duke Golf Club exists for you to play, enjoy and savor the vision of Jones and Jones. It is a work of art that is a singular masterpiece and one that will leave you with the distinct impression that, indeed, in Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s words, “…the golf holes were on the ground, just lying there, waiting to be grassed over.”
A complete renovation of the university-owned golf course was done in 1993. The original Robert Trent Jones routing was kept; all greens, tees, and fairway bunkers were rebuilt, and most fairways regraded. Rees Jones played for the Yale Golf team at the 1962 NCAA Championship!
In 2021 Rees Jones, Inc. renovated 6 bunkers.