The city council of the California community gave the go-ahead to Rolling Hills CC to turn a 60-year-old landfill operation into a new course, and also to build a new clubhouse.
Residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and nearby communities are one step closer to seeing a 60-year-old landfill operation transformed into an Arnold Palmer Signature golf courses, after the city council in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. acted on September 1 to grant the necessary entitlements for Rolling Hills Country Club (RHCC) and the landfill owner to proceed with the renovation and expansion of the club’s existing course. In addition to giving the go-ahead for the 7,000-yard, 18-hole course, the council also approved plans for a new clubhouse, accentuated by a privately developed, 114-estate home community.
In commenting on the council’s action, Arnold Palmer said he was excited by the possibilities of the new course, which would be inspired and influenced by the unique topography and history of the area. “Rolling Hills Country Club presents an extraordinary and exciting challenge,” Palmer said. “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 unique experience by balancing length with visual appeal and expansive views of the Los Angeles basin, along with a subtle layering of difficulty.
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-sq.-ft. practice green.
The new clubhouse will be situated on a 100-foot rise looking over the golf course and the entire Los Angeles basin, from the mountains to the sea.
An overview of the golf course and interactive site plan can be found at http://rhccvision.com/overview/interactive-site-plan.