The PGA Tour now moves to the Motorcity and this will be the third time that the Donald Ross designed Detroit Golf Club has hosted a professional tournament. The Rocket Mortgage Classic came into the schedule two year’s ago and are the same sponsors of the Quicken Loans National, who are a Detroit based company and were looking to bring a tournament to their home city.
Located on the North side of Detroit, near Palmer Park and the University of Detroit Mercy, the course shares a border with 7 Mile on the North and started life as a 6-hole course designed by Bert Way then grow to a 9-hole and in 1913 additional property was purchased.
Donald Ross was asked to survey the property and he determined that two courses of 18 holes could be built on the land and in 1916 Albert Kahn was commissioned to design a new clubhouse, which was completed in 1918. Course architect Tom Doak has been brought in to oversee a renovation project of the two courses and re-establish the original Donald Ross design and bunkering.