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.
During the 1930 US Open at Interlachen Country Club, Bobby Jones skimmed his ball over the water on the 9th to make a birdie which went a long way to ensuring he achieved the "Grand Slam".
For those readers who associate Inverness with a certain shy little Nessie, we can tell you that the Inverness Club has absolutely nothing to do with the Loch Ness monster.