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Quick side note to try to decipher a bit of a mystery.In the 1920 listing above I noted Gross Ile and posted the Ross course plan which matches what is on the ground today. I also included a Aug. 29, 1920 Detroit Free Press ad for Golf View Estates on Grosse Ile, copied below.If you look closely at the map in the ad, the location of the course noted is that of today's West Shore G&CC. West Shore is credited in some sources to George Ferry (with dates varying between 1908 and 1916). West Shore was also known as Island CC, as noted in the following article.May 14, 1933 Detroit Free Press - This article, along with the 1920 ad, seems to suggest that West Shore (f/k/a Island) was designed by Ross. This would make Ross responsible for both of the golf courses on Grosse Ile.
SvenThis leads me to believe these docs are really about The Island Club (Westshore)...the location in the ad confirms this as well. Ciao
Quote from: Sean_A on March 07, 2018, 07:25:54 AMSvenThis leads me to believe these docs are really about The Island Club (Westshore)...the location in the ad confirms this as well. Ciao I think we're on the same page. All of the recently posted items are about The Island Club (West Shore). I don't think there are any mistakes in the articles, they just don't each individually tell the whole story. The Island Club was going to be a real estate development, and the initial plans called for two 18 hole courses (the plan for the additional 18 seems to have been scrapped early on). A temporary 9 hole course was built by Ernest Way with the plan to have it replaced by the full 18 hole course designed by Ross and Hatch (not really a 9 and 9 situation, as the temporary course was replaced). What the articles don't mention but allude to is that Way was on site to manage the construction of the Ross plan, as he had done on a number of other projects.Just down the road, William Connellan was managing the construction of the new Grosse Ile G&CC course for Ross. Feb. 12, 1922 Detroit Free Press -
Sean:Further proof. Note the side by side articles on the two courses. We know Grosse Ile was a Ross, the plan says so. Now we know Island CC (West Shore) was as well.SvenApril 8, 1923 Detroit Free Press -