Constructed in 1926, Brook-Lea Country Club’s Donald Ross designed golf course has stood the test of time. It remains one of Rochester’s most challenging and enjoyable tests of golfing ability.
The beautiful Brook-Lea golf course and clubhouse sits on 188 acres upland meadows, a meandering creek, ponds and a mature woodlands
Brook-Lea is one of several local Rochester golf courses designed by Donald Ross, who holds an esteemed place in golf history. Mr. Ross was the founder and honorary president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. To this day, six of his courses remain in the top thirty-five in the world.
Brook-Lea hosted a number of golf exhibitions since the late 1920’s. Famous golfers of that era who graced Brook-Lea’s fairways included Rochester’s own Walter Hagen, Horton Smith (winner of 2 of the first 3 tournaments at Augusta National), trick-shot artist Joe Kirkwood, PGA Champion, Leo Diegel, career Grand-Slammer, Gene Sarazen, British Women’s Champion, Joyce Wethered, U.S. Open winner Ralph Guldahl and Slammin’ Sammy Snead. More recently, Brook-Lea has hosted both the NYS Men’s and Women’s Amateur championships.
Brook-Lea is proud to be the home of the Danielle Downey Classic.