Rees Jones, ASGCA Fellow, recently revisited his work at 3 Creek Ranch Golf Club in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and took time to recount his 12-year relationship with the land to “Jackson Hole News & Guide.”

Jones first saw the 710-acre property in 2001 (the course opened in 2005). His course design there speaks to several ideas Jones has become known for; a playable, sustainable, challenging course that works with nature and its surroundings.

“We found the golf course, it wasn’t really built,” Jones told the newspaper. “We really didn’t move much dirt. You could see that the area could be restored to its former natural state and even embellished. I’d say the whole place still looks like a ranch.

“This is such a natural site,” he said. “I really think that this course blends so well with the rest of the surroundings. It’s actually looking more natural every day. A lot of the plant material, the trees we planted, the grasslands and the shrubs have really all matured and now it really looks like Mother Nature personified.”

3 Creek was ranked in the world’s top 1,000 golf courses by “The Rolex” in 2012. In 2011 “Golf Digest” named it the best course in Wyoming, and in 2010 it was ranked 33 by “Golfweek” on a list of the 100 best residential courses.

THe compelte article from the “Jackson Hole News & Guide” can be found here.