A Donald Ross Gem in Rochester, NY

Brook-Lea Country Club has a proud history dating back to 1926. When Donald Ross, a renowned golf course architect, drew the layout, he originally envisioned 27 holes. While some of the holes have been renumbered from their original labels on the blueprints below, his hallmarks are found throughout the course. Our grounds staff, led by superintendent Chris Brugger, takes great pride in maintaining Ross’ original vision.

About Donald Ross

“Donald Ross lives. National championships continue to be played on courses that he designed, and clubs across the United States continually seek to preserve his legacy.

The Donald Ross Society was created to assist in this effort and to study his work. Born in Dornoch, Scotland in 1872, Ross designed more than 400 US courses, including such luminary venues as Seminole, Oak Hill, Oakland Hills, and Wannamoisett in Rhode Island. In New England alone he is credited with 87 golf course layouts.

After helping to establish the American Society of Golf Course Architects in 1946 and serving as its first president, he passed from these links in 1948. Today, thanks to the efforts of a group of golf enthusiasts, his classical design heritage is being studied, honored, and preserved.”

  - Donald Ross Society

Learn more about Donald Ross and the Donald Ross Society here.

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