Donald James Ross (November 23, 1872 – April 26, 1948) was an influential golf course designer. He was born in Dornoch, Scotland, but became a citizen of and spent most of his adult life in the United States. He was involved in designing or redesigning around 400 courses from 1900–1948, laying the foundation for America's golf industry. Ross is unmatched in the quality of courses he completed and on the list of well known golf architects of the early 20th century. Ross died while completing his final design at Raleigh Country Club in North Carolina.