Donald Ross: Take a Walk in Time


Indiana is not known as a hot bed of Donald Ross designed golf courses, matter a fact, Broadmoor Country Club is just one of the three. What makes Broadmoor even more unique is that the original Ross design has been expertly maintained over all these years, and still provides a great challenge.


This beautiful 200 acres of rolling earth sits just north of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Donald Ross really utilized the property well, and it really is a testament to his genius that a golf course established in 1922 is still challenging almost 100 years later. The way Donald Ross approached the design of the green, almost like a game within a game, really is what makes Broadmoor so much fun to play. And his ability to design a course that was challenging for the best and yet playable and entertaining for the less advanced player is what separates his designs from others.

While the long hitters might be licking their chops when they see that the back tees, on this par 72, are only 6,670 yards and that two of the par 5’s are under 500 yards. Better think twice, the teeth of Broadmoor is the tight tee shot and the need for strategic placement to score on these greens. Full swings into these greens is not always the most desirable option, if you don’t control the spin you might find yourself in a difficult position to keep away from the dreaded 3-putt.


Broadmoor Country Club is a beautiful private facility, and is an absolute must, if you can find your way on one of Donald Ross’s original gems. You will be brought back to simpler times from the very first tee. Hope to be back at this facility in the future myself.

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Published by Bryan Montgomery

Marketing is My Game | Golf is My Passion | Family is My Life I enjoy reading and writing when I am not doing any of my other many activities of life. This is my outlet to talk about the game I care for so much, golf has been with me since I was a young child. And yet I continue to learn new things everyday. Hopefully I can entertain and bring some of my passion for the game for others. - Bryan -

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