Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by Donald Ross

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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Hartford (Red & Blue)

11th Connecticut - Best in Area

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.

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Hendersonville

Gem USA - Best in Area

Hendersonville County Club might be regarded as a little bit off the beaten trail for golfing in the Tar Heel State but it’s here in the Blue Ridge Mountains that Donald Ross laid out an 18-hole course for the members back in the day.

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Highlands Country Club

28th North Carolina - Best in Area

Bobby Jones practiced on the original 9-hole course at Highlands Country Club back in the late 1920s, just after Donald Ross laid it out.

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Holston Hills

3rd Tennessee - Best in Area

Nestling near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, is the unassuming Holston Hills Country Club. Is this the best-preserved Donald Ross design in the USA?

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Hope Valley

27th North Carolina - Best in Area

Donald Ross laid out the course for Hope Valley Country Club back in 1926. Byron Nelson won the fourth of his eleven straight PGA Tour wins here in 1945 but it’s much altered since then, most recently by Brian Silva.

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Hyannisport

14th Massachusetts - Best in Area

An Alex Findlay golf course that Donald Ross redesigned in the mid-1930s, the Hyannisport Club layout weaves around the tidal marshes of Nantucket Sound.

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Hyde Park

22nd Ohio - Best in Area

Founded in 1909, Hyde Park Golf & Country Club engaged Donald Ross to set out the course in 1920. Tim Liddy has recently restored the layout, researching old drawings before he expanded greens and remodelled bunkers.

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Idle Hour

1st Kentucky - Best in Area

Ron Pritchard recently reworked the old 1925 Donald Ross course at Idle Hour Country Club, restoring bunkers and adding length to the layout.

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Indian Hill

43rd Illinois - Best in Area

Dating back to its inception in 1914, the old course at Indian Hill Golf Club is a Donald Ross layout that remains largely intact, despite many modifications made down the years.

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Donald Ross Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Cory Lewis Courses Played 124
2 Joseph Andriole Courses Played 91
3 Pam Allen Courses Played 87
4 Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 84
5 Steve MacQuarrie Courses Played 69
6 Jon Gillman Courses Played 67
7 James Gold Courses Played 59
8 Bob McCoy Courses Played 58
9 Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 57
10 Joshua Asher Courses Played 54