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Highlands GC (Grand Rapids, MI) The 1930 Ross Booklet notes 18 Holes.The DRS listing has this as a new 18 hole course in 1927, but Ross was called in around 1915 to rework Bendelow's recently completed 18 holes.This course closed in 2016 when it was purchased by the adjacent Blandford Nature Center:http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/02/highlands_golf_club_sold_to_bl.html
Quote from: Chris_Blakely on March 28, 2018, 11:14:59 AMHighlands GC (Grand Rapids, MI) The 1930 Ross Booklet notes 18 Holes.The DRS listing has this as a new 18 hole course in 1927, but Ross was called in around 1915 to rework Bendelow's recently completed 18 holes.This course closed in 2016 when it was purchased by the adjacent Blandford Nature Center:http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/02/highlands_golf_club_sold_to_bl.htmlChris:All of the information I've taken from the DRS Listing is from the version prior to the just released update (the latest version was released after this thread started). At some point I plan to annotate the thread with the updates that were made.For your information, both Oakwood and Highlands are noted as NLE in the latest version (which I linked to earlier in the thread).Sven
An older article noting Ross at Dornoch and describing some of the company he kept before jumping over the pond.July 25, 1896 Aberdeen Journal -
In the late teens and 1920's, during the motor tour craze, a number of automobile touring guides were printed. They often contained descriptions of golf courses you might pass along the way, as well as write-ups of other attractions.One of those guidebooks was Rinaldi's Official Guide Book, published in 1920. This guide focused on the West Coast of Florida, and provided a good bit of information on the golf courses in the area at that time. For the Fort Myers entry, the guide enlisted Donald Ross himself to describe the course. This is one of the few examples I've seen of a description of a Ross course in his own words. Today, the course still exists as the Fort Myers CC municipal course.