RTJ II Issues Public Golf Proclamation

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The golf course architecture firm of Robert Trent Jones II® (RTJ II)—designers of such storied public golf courses as Poppy Hills and Spanish Bay in California, Washington’s Chambers Bay, and hundreds of others in more than 40 countries around the world— has released its Public Golf Proclamation: ten tenets supporting accessible and affordable public golf.

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The future of our sport lies in embracing the Scottish tradition in which all people are equal as they stand over a white ball.

The golf course architecture firm of Robert Trent Jones II® (RTJ II)—designers of such storied public golf courses as Poppy Hills and Spanish Bay in California, Washington’s Chambers Bay, and hundreds of others in more than 40 countries around the world— has released its Public Golf Proclamation: ten tenets supporting accessible and affordable public golf.

The Public Golf Proclamation follows by three years the company’s Green Proclamation, which affirmed RTJ II’s commitment to designing golf courses in an environmentally responsible manner, and called on others in the business to dedicate themselves to the environmental tenets listed in that document.

The Public Golf Proclamation complements efforts expended by the ASGCA, NGCOA, USGA, The PGA of America, and golf organizations, associations, and governing bodies worldwide to bring the game to more people in more places.

Chairman and Master Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., said, “We will continue to design the best possible courses—from private to resort to municipal layouts— for our many and varied clients. But we believe that golf should also be easily affordable and accessible to everyone who wishes to play it.” Jones took this further, writing in a recent letter to the New York Times, “Golf architects are often called upon to design courses that support upscale real estate developments. But the game’s roots reach down into the Earth, not up into trophy homes. Golf first developed 500 years ago as an accessible and affordable sport that brought people together outdoors, rather than separating them. Many great golf courses serve the public and the environment. The future of our sport lies in embracing the Scottish tradition in which all people are equal as they stand over a white ball.”

With headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Robert Trent Jones II, Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) is the preeminent golf design firm worldwide. Trustees of a great tradition of golf course architecture, RTJ II is committed to working in harmony with nature to craft the best golf course on each unique site. The RTJ II design team has experience in every aspect of golf course development and the ability to provide support and expertise from conception through completion of any project. The firm has satellite offices throughout the world. For additional information contact the firm at +1 650-475-0329 or on the website at http://www.rtj2.com.

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