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Rolling Hills Estates Approves Plans for New Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course
Residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California and nearby communities are one step closer to seeing a 60-year-old landfill operation transformed into a new Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.
The 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 layout.
The project also involves a new clubhouse and a privately developed, 114-estate home community designed by Robert Hidey Architects.
Palmer is excited about the new course, which will make use of 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."
"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," said RHCC general manager Greg Sullivan.
"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 balance length with visual appeal and a subtle layering of difficulty to fit the games of all golfers. A new practice facility will include a 300-plus-yard-deep driving range with all-grass tees, a multi-tiered chipping area and a 7,500-square-foot practice green.
The new clubhouse will be designed by architect Bob Altevers and will be situated on a 100-foot rise overlooking the golf course and the entire Los Angeles basin, from the mountains to the sea.
For an overview of the golf course and interactive site plan, visit http://rhccvision.com/overview/interactive-site-plan. For membership information, contact Sullivan at 310/326-4343 ext. 205.
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