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.
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).
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.
The Donald Ross-designed course at Glens Falls Country Club appeared in two stages, with the initial nine debuting in 1914 and the second nine following eight years later.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 27-hole facility, the Red and Blue nines at the Hartford Golf Club are often combined to form the premier 18-hole course. That’s not to say that the 9-hole Green circuit is any way inferior, however.