The three nines that make up this course represent a fine example of how contemporary course design transforms level, unpromising ground—in this case, a former nursery—into a true test of golf. Robert Trent Jones II's vision stands proudly among this landlocked region's numerous outstanding courses. Robert Trent Jones Sr. pioneered deep and wide water hazards (as a response to sculpted bunkering and the development of the sand wedge by Gene Sarazen) and the use of the earth excavated in the process to add relief to courses in such level locales as Florida, and the son uses that approach here. Wisley has named its nines in honor of iconic structures in the area, which explains the "Church + Mill" combination that comprises the tournament course. The superb clubhouse is so impressive that visitors may wonder if it is the work of an architect proper rather than a golf architect.
Robert Trent Jones Jr.