When it comes to premier golf courses, Detroit Golf Club is in select company. Donald Ross, architect of both the North and South courses, was the highest regarded course designer of the first half of the 20th century. Hailing from Dornoch, Scotland, he spent the long off-season sketching golf holes. At 18, Ross began a two-year summer internship at St. Andrews under the legend himself, Old Tom Morris.
He later moved to the US and worked as a golf professional. Ross enjoyed good success at the tournament level. When he landed at Pinehurst his career as a course architect found its first milestone in Pinehurst #2. By the end of his career, Ross had designed over 600 courses around the world. Detroit Golf Club proudly offers its members 36 examples of the master's finest work.