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onald Ross, the legendary golf course architect who died in 1948, has to be chuckling on some celestial golf course in the heavens. He’s watched for 63 years as his classic layouts have been shoveled up, poked at, plowed under and continually bulldozed in the name of “progress.” But a new era has dawned and many owners and pros at those original Ross courses long to reverse all the mindless changes. Restoring an original Ross golf course gets kind of complex when you consider that the original work was done with a mule and a plow. But The Broadmoor has done just that, restoring the fabled East Course in time for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open and tackling an overhaul of the West Course. The restoration team consists of golf course architect Ron Forse, The Broadmoor’s Director of Golf Russ Miller and Superintendent Fred Dickman.

Above: Donald Ross. Left: Ross recognized the grandeur of this setting.

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The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...