Robert Trent Jones Jr.
As early as the 1970s, Robert Trent Jones II was introducing new ideas for integrating golf with coastal wetlands and other sensitive environments. His work enhances habitats while creating playable golf courses rich with strategic variety. Rainmakers chose to partner with Jones because of a shared belief that preserving the natural beauty of the site contributes to the pleasure of the golfing experience.
With more than 250 designs and the attainment of Golf Digest’s No. 1 status in 10 countries, Jones waxes mightily about his New Mexico courses, especially the pinon-and-juniper foothills beneath the Sacramento Mountains, where he and associate Mark Voss sculpted a splendid course at Rainmakers.
Among the many celebrated golf courses the world-renowned architect has designed are Chambers Bay in Washington; The Links at Spanish Bay in California; Sunday River in Maine; the Prince Course at Princeville, Kauai; the Wailea Golf Club in Maui; and the Celtic Manor in Wales, which was selected as host for the 2010 Ryder Cup. In all, more than 240 championship courses on 6 continents bear the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. hallmark for quality and creativity and for working in harmony with nature rather than against it. Rainmakers Resort and Club has the privilege of joining this elite portfolio.
“In the case of The Golf Course at Rainmakers, the land spoke with two distinct voices. The amazing scenery called out with distant views of layered juniper- and pinon-covered hills transitioning to snow-capped mountains, while the golf course site itself whispered softly with the rugged accent of the American desert. Both voices harmonize in the final design.”