Although Donald Ross is not as ubiquitous in New Jersey as he is in many American states, he certainly had connections in the Philadelphia area, which kept him involved at clubs across the river. One such club was Riverton Country Club, where Ross laid out the second iteration of the club’s course during 1917, keeping just one hole from the original (the current No. 14).
To celebrate that course’s 100th anniversary, Ron Prichard and Tyler Rae were brought on to conduct a restoration based on Ross’s original drawings. The results included a restoration of the master’s classic cross bunkering, noted here at holes such as Nos. 2 and 9. One of the most impressive hazards on the course was another bunker that received love from Prichard and Rae: The Alps-esque pit that sits ahead of the No. 5 green.
This is an out-and-back 18, with the golfers heading to the far end of the property before returning to the near side (the two plots are connected by a narrow neck between a later housing development). The course continues to play at a similar yardage as it did during Ross’s day, coming in at under 6,600 yards from the back tees.