For three quarters of a century, the Jones name has been synonymous with imaginative, well-crafted, environmentally sensitive golf course design. Expanding upon his father’s considerable legacy, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. established Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects – an innovative modern golf course design firm with global reach and a reputation for creating value. Along with his award-winning team, Jones strives to incorporate the unique character and distinct topographical features of each site into the design, diminishing their impact on the environment. As early as the 1970s, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. was introducing new ideas for integrating golf with coastal wetlands and other sensitive environments, enhancing wildlife habitats while creating playable golf courses rich with strategic value.
Jones crafted this Texas golf gem in the old style, leaving the terrain completely natural. Offering a perfect balance of playability and strategy, the course features undulating Bermuda fairways framed by corridors of stately oak trees, including numerous doglegs; meticulously manicured, tiered bentgrass greens; an abundance of white sand bunkers; and breathtaking views. Jones’ reverence for nature is evident in every rugged bend. The picturesque Big Bear Creek comes into play on 16 of the 18 holes, with numerous lakes and tributaries adding to the course’s spectacular beauty…as well as its challenge.
While difficult enough to test the mettle of scratch golfers, multiple tees on each hole enable golfers of all abilities to enjoy the subtle nuances and unique design elements that have brought Jones worldwide acclaim. Among the numerous tournaments that have been held at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club are the 2007 Texas State Public Links Championships; the 2008 Gateway Tour; the 2008 Texas Mid Amateur Qualifier; and the 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier.