The world-renowned Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects are coming to Lagoon Valley, designing an 18-hole championship course that will prioritize both the natural environment and the quality of play. Utilizing water conservation techniques alongside areas of wildlife preservation, the course will live in harmony with the existing terrain. It will provide a buffer between the 1,200-acre open space preserve and the live/work/play community. Upon completion, the course will seek Audubon Signature Sanctuary Certification.
A Conservation Community Deserves a Course Built on Sustainable Principles
Committed to the site-specific nature of each project, Robert Trent Jones II has an impressive portfolio of over 300 courses, all informed by the land. Speaking to this effort, Robert Trent Jones Jr. commented, “We are looking forward to helping in the creation of a brand-new golf destination at Lagoon Valley. This pioneering effort demonstrates a true commitment to preserving the natural environment, recreation, and an emphasis on sustainability. The RTJ II design at Lagoon Valley will embrace this approach and we are excited to design what will become a must play course for golfers from Northern California and beyond.” Pairing with Lagoon Valley’s initiatives of conservation principles and sustainable building, this collaboration will enhance the relationship between residents and environment by creating a golf course that is guided by the natural landscape.
With experience providing alternative levels of play, Robert Trent Jones II knows how to excite and engage golfers of all levels. The Par 72 Lagoon Valley golf course routing was designed by golf professional Tom Kite and features a championship length course that, at 7,000 yards from the back tees, can accommodate tournament play. Each of Lagoon’s 18 holes are unique and memorable, with breathtaking views and conservation easements for natural wildlife habitat embedded throughout the course. Appealing to various skill levels and the serenity of open spaces, the Lagoon Valley golf course will be an architectural wonder.
Approaching design as a fluid process, Robert Trent Jones II, Golf Architects operate under the goal of collaboration– leading with the desires of their clients and the needs of the land. Using strategic techniques like sand and turf as resources for water filtration, their environmental approach to design has contributed to the success of their courses in over 50 countries across six continents.
With a legacy spanning more than four decades, Robert Trent Jones Sr. defined golf course architecture for the modern era, building or renovating over 500 golf courses worldwide. With central tenets of innovation, sustainability, and a reverence for the sport, the Trent Jones name has become a trademark for expertly crafted golf course design.