Green Hills Golf Course is a Public, 9 hole golf course located in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.
Green Hills Golf Course first opened for play in 1933. The course was designed by Sir Robert White of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Green Hills Golf Course was built in 1933 by a famous Prohibition-era bootlegger named Max Hassel. The story begins when Max Hassel was denied membership to the Berkeley Country Club in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. As a result, Max set out to create his own golf course using the area surrounding his Robeson Township estate as his location. His goal was to design a strictly private club that only he and his guests would enjoy.
Max Hassel commissioned Sir Robert White of St. Andrews, Scotland, to be his course architect. White was already well known at the time, being the first president of the PGA of America. His accomplishments include Pine Lakes, the first golf course in Myrtle Beach, the Berkeley Country Club, where Max was barred as a member, and even Merion Country Club in Philadelphia, where White served as one of the consulting architects. Green Hills Golf Course was completed in 1933, the same year that Max Hassel was killed in a cross-fire with other mobsters.
Green Hills Golf Course is a unique and challenging masterpiece. It was designed in the 1930s by Sir Robert White. White was commissioned by the legendary bootlegger Max Hassle to create an upscale, private club that would require sound strategy and precise shot-making, yet be fair enough for a novice.
Being that White was from St. Andrews, Scotland, he incorporated many themes that are typical from that region of the world: rolling hills, natural roughs, deep bunkers, and the utilization of pure contours. One of the most notable features are the intricate green complexes. Each green is guarded by deep bunkers and areas that demand a flawless short-game. Luckily, they also contain bailout areas that smart golfers can play for in the event of a poor approach shot.
Every season, the greens are heralded to be among best in the area. They are fast, lush, smooth, and brilliantly designed. Each green is inundated with all kinds of breaks which make them extremely fun to putt on.
Throughout the course there are "green zones" that consist of natural, British Isles-style grasses. They are tactically positioned to force the golfer to strategize.
Green Hills Golf Course plays to a 9-hole par of 36 and a maximum distance of 3,408 yards. Each hole has 4 tee positions with the foward tees measuring 2,326 yards.