Course of the Week: The Tuxedo Club completes Rees Jones-led renovation

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The Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., recently finished a renovation of its Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed golf course. The project includes the creation of a new short-game practice area, a new ninth hole, the renovation of all fairway and greenside bunkers and the regrassing of all necessary greens surrounds.

(Photo: Metropolitan Golf Association, Matt Scott)

(Photo: Metropolitan Golf Association, Matt Scott)

The club tabbed Rees Jones, son of Robert Trent Jones Sr., to lead the renovation. Rees Jones, along with his Vice President and Senior Designer Bryce Swanson, created a plan for the renovation of The Tuxedo Club’s course, which the club adopted in 2017.

LaBar Golf Course Renovations oversaw construction of the project, and Casey Klossner, director of agronomy for The Tuxedo Club, assumed daily leadership. Since arriving at The Tuxedo Club in 2013, Klossner has managed a complete upgrade to the course’s irrigation system, the installation of a new pump house and the rebuilding of several of the course’s putting greens.

“We are excited to be able to officially announce that our golf course renovation project is underway. Over the past several years, we have been working hand in hand with Rees Jones on course improvement designs that we believe will take the Tuxedo Club golf experience to the next level,” Randy St. John, CCM, CCE, general manager at The Tuxedo Club, said.

(Photo: Metropolitan Golf Association, Matt Scott)

(Photo: Metropolitan Golf Association, Matt Scott)

Having restored over two dozen of his father’s courses, Jones explains that his goal at The Tuxedo Club was to bring the course “back to the future.” This includes repositioning and reimagining the bunkers to incorporate his father’s original style, as well as constructing the bunkers in a way that will improve the playability of today’s game.

“When I was younger, I remember my father’s excitement when he was given the opportunity to design the golf course for The Tuxedo Club,” said Jones. “Dad knew that he had a wonderful site from which to work. The setting and flow of the holes were ideal for the creation of a minimalistic golf course that would stand the test of time.”

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