Plainfield

Plainfield
Founded
Donald Ross, 1916

One of America’s oldest clubs, Plainfield has hosted a U.S. Amateur, a U.S. Women’s Open and two recent PGA Tour events. Designed by Donald Ross and expertly renovated by Gil Hanse, the course features blind shots, challenging bunkers and some of Ross’s finest holes. The 145 yard 11th may be his best short par-3, and the 12th and 16th are epic par-5s. Plainfield oozes history — a Revolutionary War battle was fought on the site and Leighton Calkins’ created the modern handicap system here — but the course is in no way stuck in the past. (Photo: Larry Lambrecht)