Of course, Donald Ross has his masterpiece, well-known courses like, Pinehurst No 2, etc, East Lake and Seminole and that’s just to name a few.
But I’d say an equal or even greater feat of his was his influence in the spread of golf across America. No one knows exactly how many courses he’s designed but it’s around 400 courses throughout 31 states and 4 Canadian provinces
Just around metro Detroit where I’m located, there are tons of municipal Ross courses. Rackham, Chandler Park(both City of Detroit courses) and Warren Valley are a few of them and plenty more claim Ross had some involvement in the design. Some are better kept up than others but it’s always interesting to see what time and management/ownership has done to each course.
What local muni Ross courses do you have by you/have you played and do you enjoy playing them?