Donald Ross

Born in 1872 in Dornoch, Scotland, Ross is likely the most noted golf course architect in the world; led design or re-design of more than 600 golf courses, from 1900 until his death in 1948; most famous design is Pinehurst No. 2; Western Massachusetts designs include work on: Longmeadow CC; Ludlow CC; CC of Pittsfield; Orchards GC; Springfield CC; Tekoa CC; and Wyckoff CC; World Golf Hall of Fame inductee in 1977; won three North & South Opens, two Massachusetts Opens and finished as high as fifth the 1908 U.S. Open and 1910 British Open; founder of American Society of Golf Course Architects; apprentice of Old Tom Morris at St. Andrew’s is credited with transitioning greens from oiled sand putting surfaces to Bermuda grass.