|Review by: barry robb
||Rolling Hills is a great course for the intermediate to advanced player with its challengingly longer holes and strategically placed hazards, yet is fun for the beginner player with closely placed tee boxes that avoid most water hazards. The contour of this beautiful Longwood property yields anything but the typical FLAT Florida experience. For instance, the par 5, 14th takes you from the back tee box across a 180-yard water hazard to the first landing area, which originates below a 6% grade approximately 65 feet below the green. Other holes leave your second-shot approach to the green completely blind, unless your tee shot carries past 200. The dogleg left par 4, 9th, takes you up and over a large hill and drops 35 feet to the green protected by both water long and sand short. All par 5's are barely reachable in two, giving even long drivers a slim chance at eagle. The par 3's, though most are short, have tight greens and close O.B. markers. Water comes into play on a handful of holes. Eleven holes are nearly straight with a few very tight fairways. Some dog-leg holes require perfect tee shots or accurate fades to reach the green in regulation. The course grass could be greener and the fairways better managed, but at $35 per weekend morning round in peak season for FL residence, I think Rolling Hills is a great value. Pros: driving range, solid greens, fun course. Cons: No refreshment cart the day I played, a couple neglected fairways and too many lost balls on the 12th!