Westchester Hills Golf Club Selects Rees Jones For Golf Course Redesign
Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, N.Y. announces the engagement of famed golf course architect Rees Jones to engineer and execute a golf course master plan and redesign. Jones and Westchester Hills Golf Club leadership are currently reviewing construction estimates and plan to announce more information on a construction timeline and redesign details in the weeks ahead.
Known as “The Open Doctor” for his design work on courses in preparation for hosting major championships, Jones is currently in the midst of master plan design work for Westchester Hills Golf Club, a course originally established in 1913. The master plan consists of reviewing existing course features and improving the everyday golf experience with influence from Jones’ notable designs worldwide.
“We are very excited to start this project in 2020. Our vision is to liven a classic-style golf course while upgrading the course’s playability and maintenance standards,” said Jones. “The members at Westchester Hills strive for excellence and we are proud to be included in their success. The golf course’s existing features and our master plan design will take the Hills golf experience to a new level.”
To date, Rees Jones has worked on seven U.S. Open venues (selected to host 14 championships), nine PGA Championship venues (hosting 11 championships), six Ryder Cup venues, two Walker Cup courses and one Presidents Cup. Among Jones’ most notable original designs or redesigns are Atlanta Athletic Club (Ga.), Atlantic Golf Club (N.Y.), Baltusrol Golf Club- Lower and Upper Course (N.J.), Bethpage State Park- Black Course (N.Y.), Congressional Country Club-Blue Course (Md.), Nantucket Golf Club (Mass.), Torrey Pines Golf Course- South Course (Calif.) and East Lake Golf Club (Ga.).
“Improving the conditions and enhancing the quality of our course has been a priority of the Club,” said Westchester Hills Club President Joe Oates. “We are excited to be working with Rees Jones to advance this goal.”
“We are looking forward to working with Rees Jones and furthering our vision of a premier world-class private club for our members,” said Westchester Hills Golf Club General Manager Josh Lowney. “Our course has gone through enhancements over the past few years and working with Rees Jones provides us a capstone event to take the course to a higher level as a world class and widely recognized track. The pride of Westchester Hills is our members and we are thrilled to improve a classic golf course for their everyday play.”
Westchester Hills Golf Club is an innovative club defined by its gracious hospitality and casual elegance. The club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, the world’s leading golf management company. As a Troon Privé-managed club, Westchester Hills members are automatically enrolled in the Troon Privé Privileges program which delivers extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits as well as reciprocal play at other Troon Privé-managed private clubs around the world.