Historic 1923 Donald Ross Course at Landmark Bedford Springs Resort Under Restoration - 2006-08-23

The historic Donald Ross Course at the landmark Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania, is being comprehensively restored. The course is expected to reopen in the spring of 2007.

The restoration is part of a comprehensive $100 million + renovation and expansion of the Bedford Springs Resort, a property that traces its origins to 1796 and boasts original architectural elements and buildings dating to 1804.

The project will include restoration of the routing for select original 1895 holes, (some of the first golf holes completed in America as discovered by Ross in the early 1920s), and the unique restoration of Shober’s Run stream channel and floodplain, which traverses the course and will be incorporated into the design. A short par three hole restored and documented by A.W. Tillinghast in 1912 and described in his landmark book on golf design, Gleanings From The Wayside, will be once again restored as well.