Rolling Green Golf Club
Founded in 1926, just prior to The Great Depression, Rolling Green Golf Club stayed afloat through difficult times, thanks to a William Flynn design that created a buzz in the community. Flynn had earned his reputation as an accomplished course designer in Pennsylvania, after his work at Merion Golf Club in the early part of the 20th century. Prior to the Club’s completion, all 335 membership certificates had been sold despite the financial crisis the country was in. The people of Springfield must have envisioned the spectacular course that was on its way. Since its inception, Rolling Green Golf Club is one of the few clubs in the Greater Philadelphia region to stay completely true to its original mission statement; “To be a “golf course first and foremost” Over the Club’s 90 years of history, there have been efforts to add amenities but all have been rejected in favor of maintaining this reputation as a golf club and nothing else. Rolling Green has hosted USGA events in the past, most notably the U.S. Women’s Open in 1976 won by JoAnne Carner. In 2016, the Club is set to host the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. In 2015, Dr. Linda Hanna wrote Rolling Green Golf Club...Our History, Traditions and Legacy. Her knowledge of the Club’s history was used for these History pages.
COURSE REVIEW BY: CHRIS MAVROS, GOLFADELPHIA
Course: In Springfield, PA, about 25 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, is Rolling Green Golf Club, a course designed by Willian Flynn in 1926. Rolling Green is a well known course, ranked 16th on Golf Digest’s best courses of Pennsylvania, hosting the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2016 and generally touted as one of the courses to play when one is in the Philadelphia area. Fortunately for me, I live about ten minutes away and drive by it frequently, yet another benefit of living in the heritage rich Philly area (it’s Golfadelphia for a reason). While I had played Rolling Green in the past, I had an opportunity to play it this season at the height of the golf season, with the newly renovated clubhouse, and news that the course will be undergoing restorative work by Keith Rhebb in the near future. All is looking well for the club at the moment..... Click Here To Read Hole By Hole