NWO Golf Links
Restoring A Donald Ross
Classic in Monroe
MONROE, MICHIGAN IS RENOWNED AS BEING THE
home of Major General George Armstrong Custer, who
had a very bad hair day at the Little Big Horn in 1876.
It is also the world headquarters for La-Z-Boy and sits
smack dab between Toledo and Detroit.
In 1884, Colonel Ira Rufus Grosvenor, a prominent
Civil War hero, built a mansion in Monroe and
his family resided there for many years. In 1919,
100 local residents of the town agreed to buy the
old mansion, as well as, the surrounding property,
and the Monroe Country Club was born. Today the
elegant mansion serves as the centerpiece for the
Monroe Golf & Country Club.
SinceGolf was a leading pastime in the early 1900’s, it
was decided that a golf course should be constructed
on the property to round out the club. Famed golf
course architect, Donald Ross was commissioned to
design and build the course, which still exists today.