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