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“Golf course architecture is a bit like Renaissance painting, where a team of artists and craftsmen with varying skills might all work together to produce a masterpiece.”
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In a career spanning more than four decades, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (Bobby) has designed more than 280 golf courses in over 40 countries on six continents. The Trent Jones name has become a trademark, guaranteeing a well-crafted golf venue set comfortably in its natural environment.
Extraordinary talent, creativity and passion for design are the hallmarks of the RTJ II team.
Born and raised in Northern California, Robert “Trent” Jones III grew up surrounded by the golf business. The length of this short bio recap needs to be the same line count at the one next to it so the boxes are the exact same height.
Today, he represents the third generation in the family’s legacy of golf course architecture as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He oversees both the day to day financial and business management as well as the long-term strategic planning for RTJ II.
Trent lives with his wife and family in California.
With close to 40 years of experience worldwide, Bruce Charlton is one of the most highly respected golf architects in the industry. He is a past president of member of the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects and continues to serve on the ASGCA executive committee.
“The most important factor in being a good golf course architect is understanding what the land is doing,” Charlton says. “The flow of the land is the inspiration on any given site.”
Since joining the RTJII team in 1981, Charlton’s body of work is as remarkable as it is global, and has won countless awards and accolades…
Mike Gorman found his passion for golf course design early, sketching courses he would play as a junior golfer and visiting courses on family vacations. That passion for the game translates into his work as Project Architect for RTJ II, working worldwide since 2001.
His path became clearer at Arizona State University, in the Landscape Architecture program, where he earned a degree in 1998. After two years with a landscape architecture firm in San Diego, he pursued an opening at RTJ II, where that growing portfolio of sketches came in handy.
Today, Mike travels the globe, responsible for Design Development and Project Management of RTJ II golf courses.
The unique convergence of artistic expression, the natural landscape and sport guided Mark Voss to golf course design. Upon graduation with a degree in landscape architecture from Texas A & M University in 1997, Voss began working with RTJ II as a design associate and in a very short span of 3 years rose to the position of Senior Project Architect.
Mark’s design work as part of the RTJ II team has seen no limits, with lead responsibility for design projects both domestic and around the globe.
Voss is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects since 2009 and a registered landscape Architect in the state of Texas. Voss lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and family.
Since joining RTJ II in 2001, Diane Pensinger has served in numerous capacities and continues to provide essential support for in the areas of financial procedures, human resources, branding and marketing, as well as tracking data and finalizing contracts.
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