The White Plains, N.Y. club looks to upgrade the course’s playability and maintenance standards. “Our course has gone through enhancements over the past few years and working with Rees Jones provides us a capstone event to take the course to a higher level as a world-class and widely recognized track,” General Manager Josh Lowney said.
Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, N.Y. engaged golf course architect Rees Jones to engineer and execute a golf course master plan and redesign. Jones and Westchester Hills Golf Club leadership are currently reviewing construction estimates and plan to announce more information on a construction timeline and redesign details in the weeks ahead.
Known as “The Open Doctor” for his design work on courses in preparation for hosting major championships, Jones is currently in the midst of master plan design work for Westchester Hills Golf Club, a course originally established in 1913. The master plan consists of reviewing existing course features and improving the everyday golf experience with influence from Jones’ notable designs worldwide.
“We are very excited to start this project in 2020. Our vision is to liven a classic-style golf course while upgrading the course’s playability and maintenance standards,” said Jones. “The members at Westchester Hills strive for excellence and we are proud to be included in their success. The golf course’s existing features and our master plan design will take the Hills golf experience to a new level.”
To date, Rees Jones has worked on seven U.S. Open venues (selected to host 14 championships), nine PGA Championship venues (hosting 11 championships), six Ryder Cup venues, two Walker Cup courses and one Presidents Cup. Among Jones’ most notable original designs or redesigns are Atlanta (Ga.) Athletic Club, Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y., Baltusrol Golf Club – Lower and Upper Course in Springfield, N.J., Bethpage State Park – Black Course on Long Island, N.Y., Congressional Country Club – Blue Course in Bethesda, Md., Nantucket Golf Club in Siasconset, Mass., Torrey Pines Golf Course – South Course in La Jolla, Calif., and East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.
“Improving the conditions and enhancing the quality of our course has been a priority of the Club,” said Westchester Hills Club President Joe Oates. “We are excited to be working with Rees Jones to advance this goal.”
“We are looking forward to working with Rees Jones and furthering our vision of a premier world-class private club for our members,” said Westchester Hills Golf Club General Manager Josh Lowney. “Our course has gone through enhancements over the past few years and working with Rees Jones provides us a capstone event to take the course to a higher level as a world-class and widely recognized track. The pride of Westchester Hills is our members and we are thrilled to improve a classic golf course for their everyday play.”