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Robert Trent Jones Jnr


Robert Trent Jones Jnr is one of my favourite golf course architects, and has designed over 350 courses around the world.

His courses in Australia alone comprise a very impressive catalogue:

- Hyatt Coolum, Joondalup, Meadown Springs, Cape Schanck and the magnicifent Old Course at The National Golf Club..

Other famous courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr around the globe include:

- Hoiana Shores, Vietnam, The Links at Spanish Bay, The Prince course at Princeville, Kauai,

Bay Course at Navarino Bay, Cabo Real, Mexico, Chambers Bay , Seattle

Costas Palmas, Mexico, Discovery Bay, Honk Kong, Fairmont Whistler, Canada

Gulf Harbour, New Zealand, Hog's Head, Ireland, Hokkaido CC, Japan

 Poipu Bay, Kauai, Palma Real, Mexico

Palo Alto, Calif., Poppy Hills, Calif, Spring City, China, Princeville Makai, Kauai

Troia, Potugal, Wailea, Mauai, Zala Springs, Hungary




Reserva Conchal is a resort course in Costa Rica, set in undulating land right by the coast.

The rolling terrain was a perfect fit for Robert Trent Jones Jnr.

The course is part of a resort and has been designed as such.

Most of the patrons will be holiday golfers rather club members, so driving corridors have width.


But Reserva Conchal retains the interest and challenge throughout and had our group all keen to play again.

The greens are generally big with significant movement, and the property is very nicely bunkered.

Golfers have to think their way around this course!


Notable holes include:



 - hole 1, a short par 4 opening hole with the green protected by a deep barranca short.


Reserva Conchal GC- hole 1 tee shotReserva Conchal GC- hole 1 tee shot



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- hole 2, a long strong par 4 with dry creek beds meandering across the fairway in front of the tee and more significantly guarding the green


Reserva Conchal GC hole 2 approachReserva Conchal GC- hole 2 approach 


- hole 4, a lovely long par 5 uphill to a green with an ocean backdrop


Reserva Conchal GC hole 4Reserva Conchal GC- hole 4 


- hole 5, a longer par 3 protected by water right


Reserva Conchal GC hole 5 teeReserva Conchal GC- hole 5 tee


- hole 11, a mid length par 3 protected by a number of large bunkers


Reserva Conchal GC- hole 11Reserva Conchal GC- hole 11 


- hole 17,  an epic 210 yard par 3 from an elevated tee with an all water carry to a green angled right to left and nicely bunkered


Reserva Conchal GC hole 17Reserva Conchal GC- hole 17 


- hole 18, a long par 5 finish, with a water carry to a green fronted by an attractive stone wall. Anything short gets wet! (see pic top of page)



 Reserva Conchal is a typical Robert Trent Jones Jnr course.

I have played over thirty of his courses world wide and always enjoy the experience.

This course is very playable off the appropiate tee, yet endlessly interesting.

There are so many good holes.

Play to position and you will enjoy the ride.

I am a big fan!



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