Leo Johnson, Todd Severud
Rolling Oaks was constructed in 1980 and opened in July of 1981 as a 9 hole public course with visions of adding another 9 holes in the future. That future arrived with the spring of 1999 when course architect Todd Severud of Rice Lake rerouted three of the original nine holes and produced an impressive 18 hole tract. 2002 brings with it the second full year the full 18 holes will be played to a par 71, 6085 yard layout. The course intertwines a links format on a few holes where native grasses serve as hazards to snare off center shots, compared to other holes where fairways and greens are framed by majestic oaks. More than half of the course consists of doglegs forcing the player to shape his shots off the teeing area. Sand traps are used sparingly allowing the natural landscape to present her own brand of challenges. On still other holes, marshes, wetlands, ponds and streams along with the ever present hardwoods produce a truly challenging golfing experience.