Donald Ross holds an esteemed place in golf history.  At the time of his death in 1948, the Boston Herald stated,"Golf grew out of his magic ... his fame developed with the game until the tag 'Donald Ross Course'....had the connotation of sterling for silver."

  • Donald Ross was a founder and honorary president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
  • Ross designed many of America's most revered courses, many of which still host major golf events.
  • The first PGA Championship, the first three Ryder Cups, and an astounding 34 U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, and Ryder Cups were held on Donald Ross-designed golf courses.
  • Six of Golf Magazine'1999 "Top 100 Course in the World" were designed by Donald Ross; several are ranked in the top 35 in the United States, including: Pinehurst (NC); Oakland Hills (MI); Seminole (FL); Inverness and Scioito (OH); and Oak Hill locally.
  • Other local Ross-designed courses include:  The Country Club of Rochester; Monroe Country Club; and the Nine-Hole Course at Irondequoit Country Club.  Brook-Lea is on a par with its local links brethren, and we offer the most affordable, accessible entry to Membership.