Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by Donald Ross

Fountain Head

18th Maryland - Best in Area

Fountain Head Country Club was founded in 1924, with Donald Ross designing the golf course. Playing to a par of 71, the layout is characterized by tree-lined fairways and small greens that place a premium on approach play.

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Franklin Hills

5th Michigan - Best in Area

A wonderful old Donald Ross golf course that has remained largely intact since it first opened in 1926, Franklin Hills Country Club is laid out on a tight tract of land to the north west of Detroit.

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French Lick (Donald Ross)

3rd Indiana - Best in Area

The Donald Ross layout dates back to 1916 when it was the second 18-hole golf course to be commissioned at the French Lick Resort (following an earlier Tom Bendelow design).

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George Wright

34th Massachusetts - Best in Area

Opened in 1936, the George Wright Golf Course is a Donald Ross design. It's reputed that 60,000 pounds of dynamite, 72,000 cubic yards of top soil and 57,000 linear feet of drainage pipe was used for its construction.

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Glens Falls

26th New York - Best in Area

The Donald Ross-designed course at Glen Falls Country Club appeared in two stages, with the initial nine debuting in 1914 and the second nine following eight years later.

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Greenville (Riverside)

72nd South Carolina - Best in Area

William B. Langford laid out the Riverside course to a Donald Ross design and it opened for play in 1923. George Cobb added seven new holes in the early 60s when new land became available on the opposite side of the Reedy River before Brian Silva added his stamp in the new millennium.

Grosse Ile

30th Michigan - Best in Area

One of a trio of courses on an island approximately 15 miles south of Detroit’s Hart Plaza, Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club is a 1920 Donald Ross design born from the Grosse Ile Casino Association.

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Grove Park Inn

53rd North Carolina - Best in Area

Host to numerous PGA Tour events, the golf course at the Grove Park Inn is a 1926 Donald Ross design that has kept many resort guests entertained down the years, including former President Barack Obama.

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Gulf Stream

65th Florida - Best in Area

The 1923 Donald Ross-designed course at the Gulf Stream Golf Club is located on the Atlantic coast to the north of Delray Beach. In a Seminole style, the property has a central ridge that Ross once more utilised to good effect.

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Gulph Mills

17th Pennsylvania - Best in Area

Founded in 1916, Gulph Mills Golf Club had an 18-hole layout in play three years later, once Donald Ross had built the course for the membership. Unusually, the modern day course retains a short set of par five holes.

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Donald Ross Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses played
1 Cory Lewis Courses Played 114
2 Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 59
3 Bob McCoy Courses Played 58
4 Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 47
5 Steve MacQuarrie Courses Played 39
6 Paul Jones Courses Played 38
7 Doug Roberts Courses Played 23
8 Charles Grandon Courses Played 20
9 M. James Ward Courses Played 19
10 Hayes Holderness Courses Played 19