Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CyberGolf - Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

"Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Duke in 1957, building the golf course in and around stunning Duke Forest with the help of the school's football players for a total of $500,000. In contrast, each hole was endowed for $100,000 when son Rees agreed to update his dad's work in the early 1990s... Even though Jones played on his dad's design for Yale in the 1962 NCAA Men's Golf Championship, he had no desire to help out the Durham school since his wife went to rival UNC. But that all changed a year later, when daughter Amy applied to Duke... With his daughter in Durham, Jones added special attention to the project with repeated trips from his New Jersey home, resulting in some truly special green complexes. He also made Duke more generous off the tee, improved the shot values into the greens and brought the hazards more into play."

The Outstanding University Courses at Duke, North Carolina & NC State, CyberGolf

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