Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Hazeltine National
Chaska, Minnesota
Image: Hazeltine National
Course Type
Design Roles
Course Updates
Steve Weisser

Client Course Description

The mission of the founders of Hazeltine was to build and maintain a golf course suitable for the conduct of national championships. An important part of the mission was to develop a membership that supported this concept – a membership that felt a responsibility to the game of golf and its rules and traditions. Similarly, it requires the highest standards of conduct by all members and guests as they play the game.

Designer Notes

We remodeled this Robert Trent Jones classic prior to both the 1991 U.S. Open Championship and the 2002 PGA Championship. We have performed extensive work for the 2009 PGA Championship as well. During the summer of 2010, under the supervision of Rees Jones, Inc. all of the greens at Hazeltine National were rebuilt to USGA specifications.

In 2020, The club asked for an updated Master Plan.  Select projects are ongoing.

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Tournament Year(s)
U.S. Amateur 2006, 2024
Ryder Cup 2016, 2029
NCAA Division 1 Men's Championship 1999
PGA Championship 2002, 2009
KPMG Women's PGA Championship 2019
U.S. Open 1991
U.S.G.A. Men's State Team Championship 2001
U.S.G.A. Women's State Team Championship 2001


Award Publication
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest
Top 100 Courses in the U.S. Golf Magazine
America's 100 Best Modern Courses Golfweek
Eighth, Top 45 Courses Since 1959 Golf Magazine


Headline Date
Jones: Success leads the Ryder Cup back to Hazeltine March 28, 2018
PGA Of America Announces 2028 Ryder Cup To Hazeltine March 27, 2018
Hazeltine National Golf Club Named Site of the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship June 9, 2017
Rees Jones Discusses Hazeltine At Ryder Cup Matches October 10, 2016
Ryder Cup 2016: Four Holes to Watch at Hazeltine National September 28, 2016
Ryder Cup 2016: Keep Up with the Joneses at Hazeltine September 28, 2016
Hazeltine National: Mission Accomplished September 16, 2016
2016 Season Brings Top Players to 13 Compelling Rees Jones-Designed Courses January 26, 2016
Hazeltine, Take Three August 1, 2002
The Remaking of Hazeltine National June 1, 1991

More Information

For more information about Hazeltine National, please visit the course’s website.