Donald Ross

Personally compiled study Timeline of Donald Ross Courses Built by Year

Donald J. Ross: Born November 11, 1872

1897
The first playing of a Golf Ball with dimpling/indentations in the Open at St. Andrews. (This provided better control of the ball’s trajectory, flight, and spin)

1898
Creation of the rubber Haskell Golf Ball replacing the Guttie Bramble Ball

1899
Donald Ross Emigrates to America in April
Donald Ross begins his first design/build work:
Oakley CC; MA (Upon United States arrival; totally reconstructs course from 1899-1910)

1900
Persimmon imported from America replaces Beech and other hard woods as the material of choice for club heads
Donald Ross is hired for Winter work:
Pinehurst CC; NC (#1 Course 1900-1948)

1901
Donald Ross 21st Place in U.S. Open Championship

1902
Edward Burr of England introduces groove-faced irons for increased backspin
Donald Ross 9th Place in U.S. Open Championship

1903
Donald Ross 5th Place in U.S. Open Championship
Donald Ross wins North/South Open Championship
Donald Ross breaks ground:
Pinehurst CC; NC (#2 Course 1903-1948)

1904
Donald Ross 10th Place in U.S. Open Championship

1905
Taylor-Hobson Company registers a patent for a dimple design (becomes standard)
Donald Ross 25th Place in U.S. Open Championship
Donald Ross wins Massachusetts Open Championship
Donald Ross wins North/South Open Championship

1906
Donald Ross wins North/South Open Championship
Donald Ross does not play US Open due to commissions for two courses:
Merrimack Valley GC; MA
Southern Pines CC; NC (1906-1912)

1907
Donald Ross 10th Place in U.S. Open Championship (Brother Alex wins at Philadelphia Criket Club)
Pinehurst CC; NC (#3 Course 1907-1948) (NLE)

1908
Donald Ross T-40th Place in U.S. Open Championship

1909
Donald Ross does not play US Open due to commissions for three courses:
Jekyll Island GC; GA (NLE)
Essex CC; MA
LuLu CC; PA (9)

1910
Donald Ross does not play US Open due to overseas trip: study British Isles Courses
Donald Ross T-8th Place in Open Championship while overseas
Dedham C & Polo Club; MA (9) (NLE; Seth Raynor 1920)
Wellesley CC; MA (9)
Chevy Chase Club; MD (NLE; C.H. Alison 1924)
Hillendale CC; NC (FKA Durham CC) (NLE) (9)
Overhills GC; NC (NLE) (9)
Bethlehem CC; NH
Cherokee CC; TN

1911
Donald Ross wins Massachusetts Open Championship; retires from Pro Golf
CC of Havana; Cuba (NLE)
Pocono Manor GC; PA (9) (William Flynn added 10 Holes; 1919-1920)
Agawam Hunt Club; RI
Rhode Island CC; RI

1912
Brae Burn CC; MA
White Bear Yacht Club; MN (9) (Willie Watson altered Holes when Professional)
Pinehurst CC; NC (#4 Course 1912-1937) (NLE 1938)
Fairview CC; NY (NLE)
North Fork CC; NY (9)
Memphis CC; TN

1913
East Lake GC; GA (First Course) (*No Longer a Ross Course; RTJ/Rees Jones)
Hinsdale GC; IL
Old Elm CC; IL (Built in collaboration with H.S. Colt to his plans)
Island CC; MA (NLE)
Tatnuck CC; MA (9)
Wianno GC; MA (9)
Poland Spring GC; ME (9)
Echo Lake CC; NJ
CC of Rochester; NY
Wanango GC; PA (9)

1914
Eric Nelson joins Ross’ Firm as Ross’ Travel Secretary, Business Manager and Accountant; Pinehurst, NC
Hartford GC; CT
Shennecossett Municipal GC; CT (1916-1919)
Exmoor CC; IL
Indian Hill Club; IL (Two Holes by H.S. Colt)
Oak Park CC; IL (1914-1916)
Bass River GC; MA
Kernwood CC; MA
Worcester CC; MA
Detroit GC; MI (North/South) (Brother, Alex Ross hired as Head Golf Professional – held position for 29 years)
Maplewood CC; NH
Knickerbocker CC; NJ (9)
Siwanoy CC; NY
Columbus CC; OH (*No Longer a Ross Course; Dick Wilson 1962)
Flourtown CC; PA (FKA Sunnybrook CC) (NLE) (George Thomas on-site)
Philadelphia Cricket Club; PA (Flourtown Course) (NLE) (George Thomas on-site)
Wannamoisett CC; RI

1915
Belleair CC; FL (36) (East & West)
Cedar Rapids CC; IA
Ravisloe CC; IL
Skokie CC; IL
Shawnee CC; KS (1915 & 1921)
Concord CC; MA
White Bear Yacht Club; MN (9) (Willie Watson altered Holes when Professional)
Balsams Grand Resort; NH (Panorama Course)
Mount Washington GC; NH (FKA Bretton Woods CC) (27)
Deal G & CC; NJ (3 New Holes)
Seaview Resort; NJ (Bay Course) (Built in collaboration with Hugh Wilson)
Glenburnie GC; NY
Chillicothe CC; OH (9)
Oakwood Club; OH (9)
Shaker Heights CC; OH
Newport CC; RI
Washington G & CC; VA
Oconomowoc GC; WI

1916
J.B. McGovern joins Ross’ Firm as his Golf Course Construction Supervisor and Surveyor; Wynnewood, PA
Lakewood GC; CO
Fort Myers G & CC; FL
Ponce de Leon GC; FL (FKA St. Augustine Links) (NLE)
St. Augustine Links; FL (South) (NLE)
Bob O’link GC; IL (NLE; C.H. Alison 1925)
Cohasse CC; MA (9) (1930 altered 4 Holes)
Pocasset GC; MA
Weston GC; MA (9)
Winchester CC; MA
Augusta CC; ME (9)
Northeast Harbor GC; ME (9)
Shadow Ridge GC; MI (FKA Ionia CC) (9)
Woodhill CC; MN (9)
Tryon CC; NC (9)
Lake Tarleton Club; NH (NLE)
Englewood CC; NJ (NLE)
Riverton CC; NJ
Ridgewood CC; NJ (NLE)
Hudson River CC; NY (NLE)
Irondequoit CC; NY (9)
Scioto CC; OH (*No Longer a Ross Course; Dick Wilson 1964; Jack Nicklaus 2005)
Conewango Valley CC; PA (9)
Gulph Mills GC; PA (Perry Maxwell & RTJ altered 7 Holes)
Kahkwa Club; PA
The Homestead; VA (FKA Virginia Hot Springs)
Woodlands GC; VA (FKA Hampton Roads GC)

1917 (WWI)
Palm Beach CC; FL
Calumet CC; IL
Evanston GC; IL
French Lick Springs Resort; IN (Hill Course)
Nantucket Golf Links; MA (9)
Oakland Hills CC; MI (South) (Renovated by Dick Wilson, 1959; Rees Jones, 2005)
Rogell GC; MI (FKA Phoenix CC/Redford CC)
Minikahda Club; MN
Hillcrest CC; MO
Ardsley CC; NY
Immegrun GC; PA (9)
Rolling Rock Club; PA (9)

1918 (WWI)
Walter B. Hatch joins Ross’ Firm as his “Assistant”; Amherst, MA
CC of Mobile; AL (27) (Only Built 18) (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant) (9 added by Bob Cupp)
Broadmoor GC; CO (East)
CC of Orlando; FL
Lake Shore CC; IL (NLE. Never built. Only renovation Plans drawn by Ross exist)
Northmoor CC; IL (*No Longer a Ross Course; Peter Jacobsen 2006)
Belmont CC; MA (FKA Belmont Springs CC) (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Overhills GC; NC (NLE) (9)
Bellevue CC; NY
LuLu CC; PA (9)

1919
Banff Hotel & GC; Canada (9) (NLE)
Lambton G & CC; Canada (*No Longer a Ross; Rees Jones 2009)
Pine Ridge GC; Canada
Rosedale GC; Canada
Miami CC; FL (FKA Miami Golf Links) (NLE)
Beverly CC; IL
Vesper CC; MA (9)
Cape Neddick CC; ME (FKA Cliff CC)
Monroe G & CC; MI
Midland Valley CC; MO (NLE)
Elmsford CC; NY (NLE)
Rip Van Winkle CC; NY (9)
Dayton CC; OH
Inverness Club; OH
Miami Valley GC; OH
Mowhawk G & CC; OH (9)

1920
Walter “Irving” Johnson, Jr. joins Ross’ Firm as Civil Engineer and main Draftsmen; Greenwich, CT and Pinehurst, NC
St. Charles CC; Canada (South/West)
Sarasota G & CC; FL (NLE)
Gainesville Municipal GC; GA (9) (NLE)
Ludlow CC; MA
Newton Commonwealth GC; MA
North Andover CC; MA (9)
Plymouth CC; MA (Altered 3 Holes in 1929)
Sweetheart Tea Room; MA (9) (NLE)
Whaling City GC; MA (9)
Wianno GC; MA (9)
Paradise Springs GC; ME (9) (NLE)
Fred Wardell Estate GC; MI (9) (NLE)
Grosse Ile G & CC; MI (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Muskegon CC; MI
Minneapolis GC; MN (Willie Park, Jr. altered Holes in 1922; Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Forsyth CC; NC
Homestead CC; NJ (NLE) (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Montclair GC; NJ (27) (*No Longer a Ross Course; Rees Jones 2008)
Teugega CC; NY (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Wykagyl CC; NY
Oakwood Club; OH (9)
Piqua CC; OH (9)
Westbrook CC; OH

1921
Janet Ross (First Wife/Mother of Lillian) Dies in 1921
Daytona Beach GC; FL
University of Florida GC; FL
La Grange CC; IL
Broadmoor CC; IN
Charles River CC, MA (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Longmeadow CC; MA
CC of Pittsfield; MA
The Country Club at Brookline; MA (Design Only – never built)
Waltham CC; MA (NLE) (9)
Prince George’s CC; MD (FKA Beaver Dam CC) (NLE)
Silver Spring CC; MD (NLE)
Portland CC; ME
Kent CC; MI (9)
Interlachen CC; MN
Mid Pines GC; NC
Bald Peak Colony Club; NH
Wentworth-by-the-Sea GC; NH (9)
Plainfield CC; NJ
Chautauqua GC; NY
Thendara GC; NY (9)
Arlington GC; OH (FKA Aladdin CC) (NLE)
Athens CC; OH (9)
Springfield CC; OH
Edgewood CC; PA
Green Oaks CC; PA (FKA Westmoreland CC)
Torresdale-Frankford CC; PA (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor) (William Flynn built new 17th in 1930)
Metacomet CC; RI
Belle Meade GC; TN (*No Longer a Ross Course; Rees Jones 2006)
Galveston Municipal GC; TX (NLE)
Jefferson Lakeside CC; VA
The CC of Virginia; VA (Westhampton Course)

1922
Biltmore GC; FL (FKA Miami Biltmore)
Florida CC; FL (NLE)
Handley Park GC; FL (NLE) (9)
Riviera CC; FL (FKA Miami Biltmore South)
Highland CC; GA (FKA La Grange CC) (9)
Cohasset CC; MA
Franklin Park GC; MA (FKA William J. Devine Estate)
The Orchards GC; MA (9)
Petersham CC; MA (9)
Sandy Burr CC; MA
Indian Spring GC; MD (NLE)
Biddeford-Saco CC; ME (9)
Barton Hills CC; MI
Benvenue CC; NC
Biltmore Forest CC; NC
Mayview Park GC; NC (NLE) (9)
North Fork CC; NY (9)
Brookside CC; OH (FKA Lakeside CC)
Delaware GC; OH (FKA Odevene CC) (9)
Wyandot GC; OH (NLE)
Buck Hill Falls GC; PA (18) (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Overbrook CC; PA (NLE) (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Sakonnet GC; RI
Winnapaug CC; RI
CC of Petersburg; VA (9) (NLE)
Kenosha CC; WI (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)

1923
Dating Susie Aldridge (Janet’s best friend May-August 1923) (Dies of Breast Cancer)
Peninsula G & CC; CA (FKA Beresford)
Elmhurst GC; Canada
DuPont CC; DE (NLE) (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Brentwood GC; FL (FKA Jacksonville Municipal) (NLE)
Gulf Stream GC; FL
Palma Ceia GC; FL
Timuquana CC; FL
Tekoa CC; MA (9)
Weston GC; MA (9)
Whitinsville GC; MA (9)
Wyckoff CC; MA (FKA Wyckoff Park CC)
Penobscot Valley CC; ME
York G & TC; ME
Elk Rapids GC; MI (9) (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Oakland Hills CC; MI (North)
St. Clair River CC; MI
Blowing Rock CC; NC (9)
Carter CC; NH (FKA Farrum Hill GC) (9)
Manchester CC; NH
Crestmont CC; NJ (FKA Newark Athletic Club)
Glens Falls CC; NY (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Monroe GC; NY (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Acacia CC; OH (NLE) (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant)
Elks CC; OH
Kennett Square G & CC; PA (9)
Misquamicut CC; RI
Sunset Grove CC; TX (FKA Pinehurst CC)

1924
Remarried to Florence Blackinton (from Little Compton, RI): November 1924
Wampanoag CC; CT
Bradenton CC; FL (FKA Palma Sola GC) (NLE) (Walter “Irving” Johnson, Jr.; Civil Engineer) (“Clearing Plan”)
Longboat Key Club; FL (NLE)
Idle Hour CC; KY (FKA Ashland CC) (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Springfield CC; MA
Winchendon School GC; MA (FKA Toy Town Tavern GC)
Bannockburn GC; MD (NLE)
Fountain Head CC; MD
Lake Kezar CC; ME (9)
Linville GC; NC
Waynesville CC; NC (9)
Oak Hill CC; NY (East) (*No Longer a Ross Course; RTJ 1980)
Oak Hill CC; NY (West)
Granville CC; OH
Youngstown CC; OH
Bedford Springs GC; PA
Warwick CC; RI (9)
Cheraw CC; SC (9)
Shelby Park GC; TN (9)
Riverview GC at Shelby Park; TN (9)
Tate Springs GC; TN (NLE)
River Oaks CC; TX (NLE; Tom Fazio 2014)
Burlington CC; VT (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant) (*No Longer a Ross Course; Mike Hurdzan 1996)

1925
Moved to Little Compton, RI April 18, 1925 (from Newton Center/Boston, MA)
Hugh Wilson Dies in Philadelphia, PA; February 3, 1925
Willie Park, Jr. Dies in Edinburgh, Scotland (after traveling home); May 22, 1925
Belleview Biltmore CC; FL (FKA Pelican CC)
Boca Raton Cloisters GC; FL (FKA Mizner CC)
Delray Beach GC; FL (9)
Hyde Park GC; FL
Miami Shores CC; FL (NLE)
Palatka Municipal GC; FL
Pinellas CC; FL
San Jose CC, FL
Sara Bay CC; FL (FKA Whitfield Estates CC)
Venetia CC; FL (NLE)
CC of Columbus; GA
Washington Wilkes CC; GA (FKA Oak Hill CC) (9)
Salem CC; MA (Brother, Aeneas Ross; Golf Course Construction Foreman)
Dearborn CC; MI
Rackham GC; MI
Western G & CC; MI (FKA Brightmoor GC)
Charlotte CC; NC
Hendersonville CC; NC (FKA Laurel Park CC)
Roaring Gap Club; NC
Lone Pine GC; NJ (NLE)
Whippoorwill CC; NY (*No Longer a Ross Course; Charles Banks 1928)
Hamilton Elks CC; OH
Portsmouth CC; OH
Brainerd GC; TN (FKA Chattanooga Municipal)
Cherokee CC; TN (Altered existing Ross 18)

1926
Seth Raynor Dies in Palm Beach, FL; January 23, 1926
Roseland G & Curling Club; Canada
Wellshire GC; CO
CC of Waterbury; CT (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Dunedin CC; FL (FKA Dunedin Isles GC)
Melbourne GC; FL (FKA Crane Creek Reserve GC)
Pinecrest on Lotela CC; FL
Athens CC; GA
Forest Hills GC; GA
Roosevelt Memorial GC; GA (FKA Warm Springs GC)
Bacon Park GC; GA (FKA Savannah Municipal CC)
Savannah Municipal GC; GA (2/3 Drawn; #4 Built) (NLE)
Lucerne GC; ME (FKA Lucerne-in-Maine CC) (9)
Franklin Hills CC; MI
Cape Fear CC; NC
Country Club Estates; NC (NLE)
Greensboro CC; NC (No Longer a Ross Course; Kris Spence 1996)
Grove Park Inn & CC; NC
Sedgefield CC; NC
Wilmington GC; NC
Kingswood GC; NH
Brook Lea CC; NY (27) (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor; Built only 18)
CC of Buffalo; NY (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Congress Lake CC; OH
Hawthorne Valley CC; OH
Hyde Park G & CC; OH
Lancaster CC; OH (9)
Wannamoisett CC; RI (Altered existing Ross 18)
Westwood GC; VA
Woodberry Forest GC; VA (9)

1927
Walter J. Travis Dies in Denver, CO; July 31, 1927
CC of Birmingham; AL (East)
Algonquin Hotel & GC; Canada (27) (NLE; Tom McBroome 1999)
Havana Biltmore Yacht & CC; Cuba (NLE)
Bobby Jones GC; FL (FKA Sarasota Municipal)
Fort George Island GC; FL (9) (NLE)
Panama CC; FL
Punta Gorda CC; FL (NLE)
Augusta CC; GA
Bon Air Vanderbilt; GA
Savannah GC; GA
Wilmington Island Club; GA (FKA George Ogelthorpe Inn/Sheraton Savannah)
Fairview GC; IN (9)
Brae Burn CC; MA (Altered 2 Holes)
Greenock CC; MA (9) (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant & Designer)
Oak Hill CC; MA
The Orchards GC; MA (9)
Oyster Harbors GC; MA
Wachusett CC; MA
Hawthorne Valley GC; MI (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant & Designer)
The Highlands GC; MI
Warren Valley CC; MI (North/South)
Northland CC; MN (Took 3 Seasons to build due to clay soils, rock and weather)
Buncombe County GC; NC (Asheville Municipal GC)
Hope Valley CC; NC
James Barber GC; NC (NLE) (Walter “Irving” Johnson, Jr.; Civil Engineer)
Pine Needles GC; NC (Ellis Maples; Golf Course Foreman and Superintendent)
CC of Salisbury; NC (9)
St Davids GC; PA
Point Judith CC; RI (9)
Potowohmut GC; RI (9) (Walter “Irving” Johnson, Jr.; Golf Course Architect – Solo)
Holston Hills CC; TN
River Oaks CC; TX (NLE: T. Fazio)
Belmont GC; VA (FKA Hermitage CC)
Sewells Point GC; VA

1928
Keystone Heights G & CC; FL (9)
East Lake GC; GA (Second Course) (NLE)
Walthour GC; GA (NLE)
Woodland GC; MA
Asheville CC; NC (FKA Lake View Park CC/Beaver Lake CC)
Highlands CC; NC (FKA Highlands Estate GC)
Lenoir GC; NC (9)
Mimosa Hills GC; NC (FKA Morganton GC)
Pinehurst CC; NC (#5 Employee Course 1928) (NLE 1935) (9)
Southern Pines CC; NC (9) (NLE) (Ellis Maples; Golf Course Foreman and Superintendent)
Lake Sunapee CC; NH
Plainfield CC; NJ (Additional Work by Ross)
Fox Hills CC; NY (NLE)
Sagamore Resort; NY
Manakiki GC; OH (Willowich CC)
Mill Creek Park GC; OH (North)
Aronimink GC; PA (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor and Green Chairmen of the Club)
Cedarbrook CC; PA (NLE)
Chester Valley CC; PA (FKA Pennsylvania RR CC) (*No Longer a Ross Course: G. Fazio)
CC of York; PA

1929
The R&A legalizes Steel-Shafted Clubs after the Prince of Wales uses them on the Old Course at St Andrews in a Tournament
CC of Birmingham; AL (West)
Mountain Brook CC; AL (FKA Jemison)
Essex County G & CC; Canada
Liverpool G & CC; Canada (9) (FKA White Point Beach)
E.F. Hutton Miniature Course; FL (9)
Seminole GC; FL (*No Longer a Ross Course; Dick Wilson 1962)
Concord CC; MA (Revised 9 Holes)
Ellinwood CC; MA (9) (Walter B. Hatch; Assistant & Designer) (Geoff Cornish added 9 in 1965)
Carolina GC; NC
Forsyth CC; NC (Third 9) (NLE)
Mount Crotched CC; NH (FKA Tory Pines CC) (9)
Mountain Ridge CC; NJ (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Chappaqua GC; NY (NLE)
Maketewah CC; OH

1930
Congressional CC; MD (Blue Course) (*No Longer a Ross Course; Rees Jones 1999)
Myers Park CC; NC (9)
Apawamis Club; NY (3 New Holes)
Aronimink GC; PA (Renovated 1 Hole)
Elk View CC; PA (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Whitemarsh Valley GC; PA (Altered a few Holes)
Triggs Memorial GC; RI
Richland CC; TN (NLE)

1931
Billy Burke is the first to win a Major tournament with Steel-Shafted Clubs when he wins the US Open
Charles Banks Dies in New York, NY; Late Fall, 1931
Richmond Pines CC; NC (9)
Jeffersonville GC; PA (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Tumblebrook GC; PA (9) (NLE)

1932
George Thomas Dies in Pasadena, CA; February 28, 1932
Carolina Pines GC; NC (NLE)
Tupper Lake GC; NY

1933
Donald Ross lets Walter B. Hatch go: citing not enough work
Zanesville CC; OH
Allegheny CC; PA (3 New Holes) (*First time using a “Bulldozer” for big cuts/fills!)

1934
Donald Ross lets Walter “Irving” Johnson, Jr. go: drafts plans part-time thru 1938
Dr. Alister MacKenzie Dies in Pasadena, CA; January 6, 1934
Devereux Emmet Dies in Garden City, NY; December, 30 1934
Brightwood G & CC; Canada (9)
Woodhill CC; MN (9)

1935
Asheboro Municipal GC; NC (9)
Charlotte CC; NC (2 New Greens)
Mayfield CC; OH

1936
Riverside CC; Canada (1936-1939) (Took 3 Seasons to Complete due to rock and weather)
Hyannisport Club; MA
Ponkapoag GC; MA (FKA Redman GC) (27)
Bloomfield Hills CC; MI (An H.S. Colt original course) (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
Monroe CC; NC (9)

1937
Tedesco CC; MA
Mill Creek Park GC; OH (South)

1938
Brunswick CC; GA (J.B. McGovern; Golf Course Construction Supervisor)
George Wright Municipal GC; MA

1939 (WWII)
The R&A introduces it’s “14 Club Rule”
J.B. McGovern take over Ross’ Firm as his sole remaining “Associate” and handles all work from 1939-1951; Wynnewood, PA
C.B. MacDonald Dies in Southampton, NY; April 21, 1939
Mark Twain GC; NY (FKA Elmira Golf Course) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Camden CC; SC (FKA Kirkwood Hotel GC) (A Walter Travis original course) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Lancaster GC; SC (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)

1940 (WWII)
*No Work*

1941 (WWII)
*No Work*

1942 (WWII)
Alex Findlay Dies in Philadelphia, PA; April 16, 1942
A.W. Tillinghast Dies in Philadelphia, PA; May 19, 1942
Charlotte CC; NC (Revised 2 Holes) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)

1943 (WWII)
Eric Nelson named Pinehurst Resort GM; continues w/ Ross until his death
*No Work*

1944 (WWII)
William Flynn Dies in Doylestown (Phila), PA; January 24, 1944
*No Work*

1945 (WWII)
Highland CC; NC (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Myers Park CC; NC (New 18) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Pennrose Park CC; NC (FKA Reidsville CC) (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Berkshire CC; PA (J.B. McGovern; Associate))
Lewistown CC; PA (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Schuylkill CC; PA (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate added 9 Holes to an original Willie Park, Jr course)

1946
Greenwich CC; CT (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Hartford GC; CT (Altered 14 Holes and added 4) (Designed 27) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Benvenue CC; NC (Altered a few Holes) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Cape Fear CC; NC (Altered a few Holes) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Catawba CC; NC (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Stryker GC at Fort Bragg; NC (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Huntingdon Valley CC; PA (Design Only – Never Built ) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)

1947
Green Oaks CC; PA (FKA Westmoreland CC) (J.B. McGovern Redesign Only – Never Built)
New Smyrna Beach CC; FL (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Vesper CC; MA (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Alamance CC; NC (FKA Burlington CC) (*No Longer a Ross Course; Bob Cupp 1991) (J.B. McGovern; Associate) (William F. Gordon; Construction Supervisor/Contractor)
Raleigh CC; NC (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Miami Shores GC; OH (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Maryland Woods GC; PA (Design Only – Never Built) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Rolling Rock Club; PA (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Silver Creek CC; PA (FKA Bethlehem Steel CC) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Fort Mill CC; SC (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Richfields CC; TN (J.B. McGovern; Associate)
Kinderton CC; VA (FKA Clarksville CC) (9) (J.B. McGovern; Associate)

1948
Donald J. Ross Dies in Little Compton, RI; April 26, 1948
Moore Park GC; NC (FKA Mooresville GC) (9) (J.B. McGovern Finishes Course)
Llanerch GC; PA (Alex Findlay, 1920; J.B. McGovern renovated existing 18)

1949
*No Work*

1950
Gaffney CC; SC (J.B. McGovern Design Only – Never Built)

1951
J.B. McGovern (Ross’ First & Last Associate) Dies in Philadelphia, PA; Late Fall 1951
H.S. Colt Dies in Cambridge, England; November 21, 1951
Irondequoit CC; NY (J.B. McGovern Builds Back 9 in Summer/early Fall) (William F. Gordon; Construction Supervisor/Contractor)
Overbrook CC; PA (J.B. McGovern dies during Construction/renovation in late Fall/Winter)

1952
Perry Maxwell Dies in Tulsa, OK; November 15, 1952
C.H. Alison Dies in Cape Town, South Africa; October 20, 1952
Overbrook CC; PA (William and David Gordon finish Construction)