Donald Ross Restoration

Riverton Country Club's greatest asset is the distinction of having a golf course designed by the renowned architect Donald Ross. As caretakers of the golf course, it is the Green's Committee's responsibility to chart a course that will ensure the continued restoration and preservation of the golf course to the original design by ross with consideration given to the factors of modern-day equipment and agronomy. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable and challenging layout for a wide skill range of golfers while maintaining the course conditions to a consistently high standard.

After starting the three-phase restoration in 2017, Riverton is proud to begin putting the finishing touches on the restoration of our Donald Ross gem. In October 2021, the Riverton Agronomy team broke ground on the final seven holes left to be restored to Donald Ross' original vision. 

 

Leading this endeavor is Tyler Rae, one of the foremost experts on Donald Ross and the history of his design style. Tyler will both be handling the design of each hole and be on the ground shaping the course the way Ross intended. Through the first 11 holes of the project, we have been astonished as Tyler has started moving dirt and uncovering many of Ross' original bunker locations. 

 

We are lucky to have curated a collection of course photos from different centuries, as well as original sketches and field notes, to help us continue to honor and pay homage to the original masterpiece Ross designed. Please take a moment to enjoy the original Donald Ross drawingsas well as the revised Golf Course Master Plan

 

Timeline: 
  • 2004 – Original Master Plan Created by Ron Prichard 
  • 2017 – First phase of the restoration begins - Holes 1, 3, 5, 7, 15, 17 & 18 are restored, having a major impact on the look and feel of the golf course.
  • 2019 – Second phase of the restoration – Holes 6, 8, 11 & 16  
  • 2021 – Third & final phase of restoration begins - Holes 2, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, & 14