Course Review: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club at Cornell University
The 18-hole University Golf Course is designed
by the noted golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
by Alan Alsheimer, Jr. - AmateurGolf.com Player
A 1930 alumnus of Cornell, Robert Trent Jones
created yet another masterpiece alongside his
legacy of countless offerings to the golf world.
Having played the course competitively during
high school, with fond memory of several New
York State top-five finishes, RTJ
annually hosts the
New York State Public High School Athletic
Association Golf Championships.
It has also hosted Ivy League Conference
Championships, and even claims a USGA Junior
Amateur to its long list of accolades. The
course plays to 6900 yards, par 72, with a 73.2
rating and a 139 slope. This “beautiful” course
twists through tight tree-lined fairways, with
small, fast greens awaiting your best approach.
RTJ is located just at the edge of the Cornell
University campus and offers every bit of
challenge to work through the bag and use
creativity to post a good round. Many of its
long par fours require precision tee placement
and the par fives, while accessible, don’t offer
any easy birdie opportunities.
Located just under an hour North of
Binghamton, weekday fees are just $40, and
weekend fees are $55 for non-student and non-