Robert Trent Jones Senior.
Robert Trent Jones Sr., without doubt the leading post-war golf architect, designed the I Roveri course at the Royal Park Golf & Country Club in the Seventies. Located outside Turin to the north, this parkland layout is proof of Jones' ability to make golf happen in any location. The course features such Jones signature touches as extended, narrow tees, sculpted greens and abundant water hazards. Upgrades to the facilities in the past few years have added a pool and gym, as well as a convention center. Though Jones's full course was designed to handle tournament play, the Italian Open didn't come calling until 2009, though this is probably because there are so many top-notch courses to choose from in Italy. Milan remains the main golf attraction in the north of the country, but a round here is a must for players who come to the city for the auto racing or the soccer.