Rolling Green Golf Club
Par 5, 617 yards
Architect: William Flynn
At a glance: This is a true three-shot par 5 that requires three precise
strikes. The fairway is severely sloped and requires an accurate tee ball to
hold the fairway. The green slopes severely from back to front. Staying
under the hole is a must.
David Staebler has been the Director of Rules Education at the
USGA since 2007 and is a multiple-time club champion.
“You stand on the tee and see the putting
green is a million miles away. It’s uphill and
into the prevailing wind. The second shot is
played on a sidehill lie, so it’s difficult to get
it on a line you want to. And then the third
shot plays longer than what your eye says it
does because it’s more uphill than it looks. If
you get it on the wrong part of green, there
is this hump in the middle of the green. If
that hump is between you and the hole,
two-putting is extremely difficult. And don’t
dare hit it over the green. Your chip will end
up back in the fairway. It’s one of those holes
that just keeps on going,” said Staebler, 66,
of Philadelphia, Pa.