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Heritage Site

Donald Ross at Pinehurst, 1923Roseland Golf Course is a designated Ontario Heritage Site. In 1926, businessman Harry Neal, of the Neal Baking Company hired famous golf architect Donald Ross to design the course. Ross served an apprenticeship with Old Tom Morris at St Andrews before investing his life savings in a trip to the U.S. in 1899 at the suggestion of a Harvard professor named Robert Wilson. Wilson found him his first job in America at Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. In 1900, he was appointed as the golf professional at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, where he began his course design career and eventually designed over four hundred courses.

At its height, Donald J. Ross and Associates, as his practice was known oversaw the work of thousands of people.

Roseland remains true to its Ross heritage and has hosted many professional and amateur events. Roseland is most pleased to be the home of Canada's longest running junior golf tournament, the Essex Kent Junior Boys, which has been running continuously since 1928.