Friday, September 2, 2011
Rolling Hills Estates Approves Plans For New Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course
(ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif.) - Residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and nearby communities are one step closer today to seeing a 60-year-old landfill operation transformed into one of the most beautiful signature golf courses in the country. This is because Rolling Hills Estates City Council has granted the necessary entitlements for Rolling Hills Country Club and the landfill owner to proceed with the renovation and expansion of the Club's existing course into a 7,000-yard, 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Course and a dramatic new clubhouse, both accentuated by a privately developed 114 estate home community designed by Robert Hidey Architects.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer is excited by the possibilities of the new course, inspired and influenced by the unique topography and history of the area. "Rolling Hills Country Club presents an extraordinary and exciting challenge," says Palmer. "We now have the opportunity to take this underused piece of property - right in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas of California - and turn it into something beautiful and important."
Added RHCC General Manager Greg Sullivan, "We are delighted that the City of Rolling Hills Estates has recognized the astounding value that this golf course, designed by the legend himself, will bring to our members and the community as a whole. We are honored and humbled with the responsibility for extending Arnold Palmer's legacy in California and throughout the world."
Designed for "walkability," the course will offer golfers of all levels a great experience by balancing length with stunning visual appeal and a subtle layering of difficulty. Indeed, the color-saturated, rural equestrian dominated landscape of the area, coupled with the expansive views of the Los Angeles basin, are unsurpassed anywhere in Southern California.
A new practice facility will include a full-length, 300-plus-yard driving range with all-grass tees, a multi-tiered chipping area and a 7,500-square-foot practice green.
The new clubhouse will be no less extraordinary. Award-winning architect Bob Altevers has designed a facility to enhance the sense of family and community essential to the identity of Rolling Hills Country Club. The new clubhouse will be dramatically situated on a 100-foot rise looking over the golf course and the entire Los Angeles basin from the mountains to the sea.
Visit http://rhccvision.com/overview/interactive-site-plan for an overview of the golf course and interactive site plan,
For membership information, please contact Greg Sullivan at 310-326-4343 ext. 205.