No architect has made an imprint on American golf quite like Donald Ross. The Scotsman from the town of Dornoch came to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century and made Pinehurst, N.C. his home for most of this time, but traveled across the U.S. designing and consulting on many of the country's early golf courses.
While a lot of Ross' finest golf courses are exclusive privates like major championship hosts Oakland Hills, Oak Hill and Inverness, he has loads of public courses, ranging from resort courses to municipals.
Matt Ginella named his top five Donald Ross designs in the U.S. in this clip from Morning Drive on Golf Channel:
Video: The top five Donald Ross designs you can play
There are an estimated 400 golf courses across the U.S. that Donald Ross designed, so chances are there is one near you. You can browse course reviews by Donald Ross on his Golf Advisor architects page.
Some Twitter followers wrote in with their suggestions:
— Will Stockert (@willias1) August 14, 2014
— Matthew MacKay (@GolfAwayTours) August 14, 2014
So what are your favorite Ross designs in the U.S.? Let us know in the comments below.