Restoration and Consulting

October 2017


A friend brought this to our attention recently: There were 14 courses that did not make the Top 100 US ranks (as per Golf Digest) in 1975, and yet made the list in 2017. We are proud to have restored or done consulting work over the years on 9 out of 14.

The 9 RGD Consulting Clients who were NOT in the Top 100 in 1975 vs. their 2017 Ranking:

Camargo (52), Crystal Downs (12), Essex County (91), Garden City Golf (46), Milwaukee (71), Somerset Hills (64), Shoreacres (66), Valley Club (80), Yeaman’s Hall (87)


  • Aetna Springs Resort, Pope Valley, CA
  • Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, NJ
  • CommonGround Golf Course Aurora, CO [formerly Mira Vista GC]
  • Concord Golf Club, Concord, NSW, Australia
  • Country Club of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
  • Medinah Country Club (Course One), Medinah, IL
  • National Golf Club (Ocean course), Cape Schanck, VIC, Australia
  • North Shore Golf Club, Roslyn, NY
  • The Village Club of Sands Point, Sands Point, NY
  • Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington, VA
  • Whistling Rock Country Club, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea


  • Bel Air Country Club, Los Angeles, CA - George Thomas
  • The Camargo Club, Cincinnati, OH - Seth Raynor
  • Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, CO - William Flynn
  • Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, IL - Charles Blair Macdonald
  • Crystal Downs Country Club, Frankfort, MI - Alister MacKenzie and Perry Maxwell
  • Essex County Club, Manchester, MA - Donald Ross
  • Hollywood Golf Club, Deal, NJ - Walter Travis
  • Holston Hills Country Club, Knoxville, TN - Donald Ross
  • Mid Ocean Club, Bermuda - Charles Blair Macdonald
  • Milwaukee Country Club, Milwaukee, WI - C. H. Alison
  • Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville, MA - Donald Ross
  • Pasatiempo Golf Cousre, Santa Cruz, CA - Alister MacKenzie
  • Royal Mellbourne Golf Club (West & East course), Black Rock, VIC, Australia – Mackenzie & Russell
  • St. George's Golf & Country Club, Islington, ON, Canada - Stanley Thompson
  • San Francisco Golf Club, San Francisco, CA - A. W. Tillinghast
  • Shoreacres, Lake Bluff, IL - Seth Raynor
  • Somerset Hills Country Club, Bernardsville, NJ - A. W. Tillinghast
  • The Valley Club of Montecito, CA - Alister MacKenzie
  • White Bear Yacht Club, White Bear Lake, MN - Donald Ross
  • Woodhall Spa Golf Club, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England - S. V. Hotchkin
  • Yeamans Hall Club, Hanahan, SC - Seth Raynor


  • Barrington Hills Country Club, Barrington Hills, IL – George O’Neil
  • Battle Creek Country Club, Battle Creek, MI - Willie Park Jr.
  • Belvedere Club, Charlevoix, MI - William Watson
  • Blue Mound Country Club, Wauwatosa, WI - Seth Raynor
  • Broadmoor Country Club, Indianapolis, IN - Donald Ross
  • Canterbury Country Club, Cleveland, OH - Herbert Strong
  • Cape Arundel Golf Course, Kennebunkport, ME - Walter Travis
  • Catawba Country Club, Newton, NC, Donald Ross
  • Claremont Country Club, Oakland, CA - Alister MacKenzie
  • The Creek Club, Locust Valley, NY - Charles Blair Macdonald
  • Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI - Donald Ross
  • Ekwanok Country Club, Manchester, VT – Walter Travis
  • Franklin Hills Country Club, Franklin, MI - Donald Ross
  • Hillwood Country Club, Nashville, TN – Dick Wilson
  • Indiana Country Club, Indiana, PA – Willie Park, Jr.
  • Inwood Country Club, Inwood, NY - Herbert Strong
  • Kalamazoo Country Club, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Kamagaya Country Club, Kamagaya, Japan
  • Llanarch Country Club, Havertown, PA - Alexander Findlay
  • Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, NJ - Charles Banks & Donald Ross
  • North Shore Country Club, Glen Head, NY – Macdonald / Raynor
  • Oak HIll Country Club, Fitchburg, MA - Wayne Stiles and Donald Ross
  • Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, IL – Charles B. Macdonald
  • Pennard Golf Club, Pennard, Swansea, Wales - James Braid
  • Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, NY - Charles Blair Macdonald
  • Prouts Neck Club, Prouts Neck, ME - Wayne Stiles
  • Rochester Golf & Country Club, Rocheseter, MN - A. W. Tillinghast
  • Round Hill Club, Greenwich, CT - Walter Travis
  • Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Seaton, South Australia - Alister MacKenzie
  • St. Enodoc Golf Club, Rock, Cornwall, England - James Braid
  • Salt Lake City Country Club, Salt Lake City, UT – Willie Watson & Harold Lamb
  • Traverse City Golf & Country Club, Traverse City, MI - Tom Bendelow
  • Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI - Seth Raynor
  • Woodlands Golf Club, Victoria, Australia - Multiple
  • Woodway Country Club, Stamford, CT – Willie Park, Jr.
  • Yarra Yarra Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia - Alex Russell
  • York Golf & Tennis C, York, ME – Donald Ross