For some people, designing golf courses just runs in their blood. It is a part of their DNA and they could not see themselves doing anything else. Such is the case with Rees Jones. Not only is he the younger brother of Robert Trent Jones Jr., a noted golf designer, but he is also the son of legendary golf designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
By 1974, he decided to venture out on his own and created his own firm. Since then, he has designed over 100 golf courses and become a champion for environmentalists by choosing to only build environmentally-friendly golf courses, even before eco-friendly was mainstream. In 2004, he received the highest honor from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America; the Old Tom Morris Award.
One of his most noted and respected courses is Arcadian Shores, built in 1974 at Myrtle Beach. Considered one of the most challenging courses in Myrtle Beach, it is known far and wide for its natural lakes that are found throughout the course. In all, there are 64 sand bunkers located in a creative away around the course and all the greens are composed of lush Bermuda grass.
In 1998, the Myrtle Beach Sun contacted 24 golf experts to find the best golf course holes in Myrtle Beach called the Dream 18. Of those 18 holes, two came from Jones' Arcadian Shores; holes number two and thirteen. This is reason enough to add it to your Myrtle Beach golf packages.
One of the most well-known golf course designers in the world, Rees Jones has not only come from a legendary father, but found his own voice that has allowed him to carve a path for himself outside of his father's large shadow. When you have a Rees Jones-designed golf course, you have a golf course that is a step above the rest.
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