Rees Jones. What can one possibly say about the man they call “The Open Doctor” for all his work on tournament courses? Well, probably not a lot, which is why we’re very excited to let Rees Jones speak for himself in our upcoming “Golf Talk” video interview.
We are lucky enough to be talking with the fabled Mr. Jones for our next “Golf Talk” interview at the upcoming BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Illinois. For those of you who don’t know, Rees Jones is the man who renovated the Dick Wilson designed Dubsdread before last year’s BMW. And it was a complete renovation. All the greens were remodeled and Sub-Air Systems were added along with redesigning and repositioning sand bunkers to create more penal possibilities for today’s modern tour player.
The 18th green at Dubsdread is now sitting tightly against a large pond and Hole #7 had a pond added to it.
Dubsdread was rated #16 in Golf magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play and #1 in Illinois in the September 2010 issue.
We’ll be talking to Rees Jones about his extensive work at Dubsdread along with his work on the 7 U.S. Open, 6 PGA Championship, 4 Ryder Cup, 2 Walker Cup and 1 President’s Cup courses he has been called upon to renovate. Truly a most impressive resume and that isn’t counting the over 100 courses he’s either designed or redesigned in his illustrious career.
To learn more about Rees Jones, visit his website.
To learn more about some of the specifics of his work at Dubsdread, here’s a May 2007 article from the Chicago Tribune.
To really experience Dubsdread, take a look at the complete 18-hole Virtual Golf Course Tour.
We are certainly looking forward with great anticipation to bringing you the Rees Jones Golf Talk interview. It’s a rare opportunity to talk with one of the most influential men in the game of golf at the peak of his career. Are we excited? Yeah… just a little.
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