Rees Jones, Dacotah Ridge Golf Club’s renowned architect, has designed more than 100 courses around the world and Golf Digest ranked him #2 most powerful course architect in golf. He was born into the game of golf as the son of legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Every major golf tour and organization has contested championships on courses either designed or significantly remodeled by Rees Jones. His remodeling skills have been applied to seven U.S. Open venues, which earned him the nickname “The Open Doctor”. In addition he has worked on six PGA Championship courses, three Ryder Cup sites, one Presidents Cup venue and one Walker Cup course.
His creative talents have also been applied to tour courses including the LPGATour Championship site and East Lake in Atlanta , host course for the FedEx Cup’s season ending PGA Tour Championship. Rees Jones will be at the forefront of major championship golf in 2008 with his redesign work for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills and the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst #2 Leading golf publications consistently include his designs among their annual rankings of the best in the world. Golf World has honored Rees as Architect of the Year and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America named Rees Jones the recipient of their Old Tom Morris Award for his lifetime commitment to the welfare of the game of golf. Rees Jones enduring legacy to the game of golf is personified through his work and exemplified through the brilliance of Dacotah Ridge Golf Club.
Golf Digest currently ranks nine of his courses among their list of "Americas 100 Greatest Golf Courses", and consistently includes Rees Jones on their select list of the top five present-day architects.
Golf Magazine lists eight courses among their "Top 100 Courses in the World"
Golfweek ranks seven courses on their list of the "100 Best Modern Golf Courses in America."
Golf World has honored Rees as "Architect of the Year" and in 2001 selected him as one of the top 50 news makers in golf.
Dacotah Ridge Golf Club is the only fully designed Rees Jones golf course in Minnesota. Immerse yourself in total seclusion and allow the sweeping beauty of Dacotah Ridge Golf Club and the rolling hills of southwestern Minnesota enliven your senses. Conceived and executed in harmony with the natural environment, Rees Jones crafted a classic course that blends seamlessly with the expansive prairie landscape.
Visit Reese Jones’s website: www.reesjonesinc.com