"The Open Doctor" Is Definitely In.
The Andalusia Golf Course is a Rees Jones original and is distinguished as this renowned architect’s only course in the Coachella Valley.
In 1974, Rees Jones founded his own design firm, Rees Jones, Inc., headquartered in his hometown of Montclair, New Jersey. He has designed or redesigned more than 225 golf courses in his career.
Jones has earned the moniker "The Open Doctor" for his redesign of courses in preparation for major championships. His remodeling skills have been applied to seven U.S. Open venues, eight PGA Championship courses, five Ryder Cup and two Walker Cup sites as well as the President's Cup at The Royal Montreal Golf Club. Several of his redesigned courses have been selected as FedEx Championship sites including East Lake Golf Club, the permanent site of the PGA TOUR's Tour Championship.
Among his notable original designs are Nantucket Golf Club, Atlantic Golf Club, The Golf Club at Briar's Creek, RedStick Golf Club, Ocean Forest Golf Club, Haig Point Club, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, The Bridge and Cascata Golf Course.
Rees has been recognized many times for his contributions to the game. In January 2016, the MetGCSA honored Rees with its John Reid Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented annually this honor is reserved for an individual who, through continuing commitment, has shown exemplary support to the game of golf and golf course superintendents. Learn more at reesjonesinc.com.