March 30, 1961
To The Members of the North Hills Golf Club,
The location and accessibility of the new North Hills Golf Club are unsurpassed in the Metropolitan area. Natural flowing land has invited the creation of an exceptionally beautiful golf course with sweeping fairways, gently contoured greens and sparkling ponds.
The 6730 yard, par 72 golf course has been carved out of the rolling forest of the Allen-Boggs-Levitt Estates in the Village of North Hills. This virgin timber was cleared with great care to save the best of the stately tulip trees, oaks, sweet gums and birch for a beautiful arboreal setting. A screen of trees has been preserved along the borders of the property and will be augmented where necessary to insure privacy for the members.
The holes flow with the contour of the land and have been graded for easy walking. The contouring provided good target areas, natural green sites and large tees.
The sequence of the holes is such that no two succeeding holes are alike either in length or shot values, and each hole presents a fair challenge to both the low and high handicap golfers. The long tees and the generously proportioned undulating greens with their varied pin positions offer endless combinations of dynamic playing conditions to enjoyed by all the pros, the duffers, the women, the young and the old.
The fairway trapping has been located to place a premium on accuracy for the longer hitter and does not inflict an unfair penalty on the duffer. The trapping at the greens has been planned to provide a framework for the green with championship pin positions carefully guarded but the rest of the greens exposed as large targets for normal play.
The course provides a fair test of golf for everyone - fair pars for the experts and easy bogeys for the average players.
Robert Trent Jones