Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

The Design Team
Bryce Swanson
Image: Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek)
Bryce was named as one of the golf’s 40 most influential people under 40 years old by Golf Magazine, has been the co-designer of over 45 municipal, resort or private facilities throughout the U.S., Mexico, Asia, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic

Biography

Bryce Swanson
Bryce Swanson

Joining Rees Jones, Inc. in 2000 as an Associate Designer, Bryce has added his own diverse skills and experience to the company. After meeting a golf course architect in his hometown of Crystal Lake, Illinois, he realized at an early age he wanted to pursue a career in golf course architecture. Bryce combined his love for the game of golf with his desire to design golf courses and earned his degree in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University. He is now Vice President and Senior Designer.   He continues to be a highly skilled golfer.

In October 2010 a panel of Golf Magazine editors selected Bryce as one of three golf course architects named to “Golf’s 40 under 40: The 40 Most Influential People in Golf Under 40 Years Old.” Bryce has since added to his portfolio of golf courses, designing/renovating over 50 daily-fee, resort or private facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Bahamas. Bryce was the project architect for the renovation of Bellerive Country Club which hosted the 2018 PGA Championship and Ibaraki Country Club, the site of the 2024 Japan Open.  He co-designed the new Ralston Creek Course at the Daniel Island Club, host of the Nationwide Tour Championship for several years. His notable designs/renovations include Playa Grande Golf and Ocean Club (Rio San Juan, DR), Taiheiyo Club Gotemba Course (Gotemba, Japan), Lake of Isles – North Course (Stonington, CT), and Lyford Cay Club (Nassau Island, Bahamas).  He did consecutive renovations for the three-course complex at Shadow Wood Country Club (Naples FL).

Bryce became an Associate Member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) in 2007 and was elected a Regular Member in 2010.

Education

Iowa State University – Ames, IA

  • Graduated May 1995: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Experience

Rees Jones, Inc. – Montclair, NJ

  • (January 2000 – Present) – Vice President (2010) & Senior Designer
  • Responsible for all pre-planning client contact, site evaluation, project development and contract negotiations.
  • Responsible for site analysis, course routing studies, preparation of all bid and construction documents, cost estimating, all construction inspection site visits, communicating with all project consultants and general project management.

Hale Irwin Golf Design – St. Louis, MO

  • (October 1996 – December 1999) Project Architect and Design Associate
  • Responsible for routing studies, construction drawings, construction management, and project management.

Affiliations

American Society of Golf Course Architects

  • Associate Member (2007 – 2009)
  • Regular Member (2010 – Present)

United States Golf Association

  • Member (2001 – Present)

Montclair Golf Club – Montclair, New Jersey

  • Member (2001 – Present)

Completed Projects

2022

The Tuxedo Club
The Tuxedo Club
Tuxedo Park, New York
Rees Jones, Inc.
Westchester Hills Golf Club
White Plains, New York

2021

Shizuoka Country Shimada
The Summit Club
The Summit Club
Armonk, New York

2020

2019

BallenIsles Country Club (South Course)
BallenIsles Country Club (South)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
LPGA International Busan
LPGA International Busan
Busan, South Korea
Nashawtuc Country Club
Nashawtuc Country Club
Concord, Massachusetts

2018

Indian Spring Country Course
Indian Spring Country Course
Marlton, New Jersey
Playa Grande
Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club
Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
Shadow Wood Country Club - South Course
Shadow Wood Country Club (South)
Bonita Springs, Florida
Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba Course)
Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba)
Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan

2017

Creek Course At Hammock Dunes
Rees Jones, Inc.
Hodogaya Country Club
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Shadow Wood Country Club (North)
Shadow Wood Country Club (North)
Bonita Springs, Florida

2016

Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course)

2015

2012

The Bridge
The Bridge
Bridgehampton, New York

2011

Bellerive Country Club
Bellerive Country Club
St. Louis, Missouri
Rees Jones, Inc.
Lambton Golf & Country Club
Lambton Golf & Country Club
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Montclair Golf Club
Montclair Golf Club
West Orange, New Jersey
Rees Jones, Inc.
The Schonfeld Club
Old Westbury, New York

2010

Tulsa Country Club
Tulsa Country Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma

2008

Montauk Downs
Montauk Downs
Montauk, New York

2007

2006

Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek Course)
Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek)
Daniel Island, South Carolina
Ledgerock Golf Club
Ledgerock Golf Club
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Lyford Cay Club
Lyford Cay Club
New Providence, The Bahamas
Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course)
Oakland Hills Country Club (South)
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2005

Bear Creek Golf Club
Bear Creek Golf Club
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Lake of Isles (North Course)
Lake of Isles (North)
North Stonington, Connecticut

2004

Rees Jones, Inc.
Belle Meade Country Club
Nashville, Tennessee
Big Spring Country Club
Big Spring Country Club
Louisville, Kentucky
The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue Course)
The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue)
Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada

2003

Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course)
Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course)
Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course)
BallenIsles Country Club (South Course)
BallenIsles Country Club (South)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Bear Creek Golf Club
Bear Creek Golf Club
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Rees Jones, Inc.
Belle Meade Country Club
Nashville, Tennessee
Bellerive Country Club
Bellerive Country Club
St. Louis, Missouri
Big Spring Country Club
Big Spring Country Club
Louisville, Kentucky
Creek Course At Hammock Dunes
Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek Course)
Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek)
Daniel Island, South Carolina
Griffin Gate Golf Club
Griffin Gate Golf Club
Lexington, Kentucky
Rees Jones, Inc.
Hodogaya Country Club
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Rees Jones, Inc.
Indian Spring Country Course
Indian Spring Country Course
Marlton, New Jersey
Lake of Isles (North Course)
Lake of Isles (North)
North Stonington, Connecticut
Lambton Golf & Country Club
Lambton Golf & Country Club
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ledgerock Golf Club
Ledgerock Golf Club
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
LPGA International Busan
LPGA International Busan
Busan, South Korea
Lyford Cay Club
Lyford Cay Club
New Providence, The Bahamas
Montauk Downs
Montauk Downs
Montauk, New York
Montclair Golf Club
Montclair Golf Club
West Orange, New Jersey
Nashawtuc Country Club
Nashawtuc Country Club
Concord, Massachusetts
Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course)
Oakland Hills Country Club (South)
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Ocean Winds at the Seabrook Island Resort
Ocean Winds at the Seabrook Island Resort
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
Playa Grande
Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club
Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
Shadow Wood Country Club (North)
Shadow Wood Country Club (North)
Bonita Springs, Florida
Shadow Wood Country Club (Preserve)
Shadow Wood Country Club - South Course
Shadow Wood Country Club (South)
Bonita Springs, Florida
Shizuoka Country Shimada
Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba Course)
Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba)
Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan
The Bridge
The Bridge
Bridgehampton, New York
The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue Course)
The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue)
Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada
Rees Jones, Inc.
The Schonfeld Club
Old Westbury, New York
The Summit Club
The Summit Club
Armonk, New York
The Tuxedo Club
The Tuxedo Club
Tuxedo Park, New York
Tulsa Country Club
Tulsa Country Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rees Jones, Inc.
Westchester Hills Golf Club
White Plains, New York

Connecticut

Lake of Isles (North Course)
Lake of Isles (North)
North Stonington, Connecticut

Florida

BallenIsles Country Club (South Course)
BallenIsles Country Club (South)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Creek Course At Hammock Dunes
Shadow Wood Country Club (North)
Shadow Wood Country Club (North)
Bonita Springs, Florida
Shadow Wood Country Club (Preserve)
Shadow Wood Country Club - South Course
Shadow Wood Country Club (South)
Bonita Springs, Florida

Georgia

Iowa

Kentucky

Big Spring Country Club
Big Spring Country Club
Louisville, Kentucky
Griffin Gate Golf Club
Griffin Gate Golf Club
Lexington, Kentucky

Massachusetts

Nashawtuc Country Club
Nashawtuc Country Club
Concord, Massachusetts

Michigan

Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course)
Oakland Hills Country Club (South)
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Missouri

Bellerive Country Club
Bellerive Country Club
St. Louis, Missouri

New Jersey

Indian Spring Country Course
Indian Spring Country Course
Marlton, New Jersey
Montclair Golf Club
Montclair Golf Club
West Orange, New Jersey

New York

Montauk Downs
Montauk Downs
Montauk, New York
The Bridge
The Bridge
Bridgehampton, New York
Rees Jones, Inc.
The Schonfeld Club
Old Westbury, New York
The Summit Club
The Summit Club
Armonk, New York
The Tuxedo Club
The Tuxedo Club
Tuxedo Park, New York
Rees Jones, Inc.
Westchester Hills Golf Club
White Plains, New York

Oklahoma

Tulsa Country Club
Tulsa Country Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Ledgerock Golf Club
Ledgerock Golf Club
Mohnton, Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Bear Creek Golf Club
Bear Creek Golf Club
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek Course)
Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek)
Daniel Island, South Carolina
Ocean Winds at the Seabrook Island Resort
Ocean Winds at the Seabrook Island Resort
Seabrook Island, South Carolina

Tennessee

Rees Jones, Inc.
Belle Meade Country Club
Nashville, Tennessee

Canada

Lambton Golf & Country Club
Lambton Golf & Country Club
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue Course)
The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue)
Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada

Dominican Republic

Playa Grande
Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club
Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic

Japan

Rees Jones, Inc.
Hodogaya Country Club
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Rees Jones, Inc.
Shizuoka Country Shimada
Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba Course)
Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba)
Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan

South Korea

LPGA International Busan
LPGA International Busan
Busan, South Korea

The Bahamas

Lyford Cay Club
Lyford Cay Club
New Providence, The Bahamas