Established in 1961, Rolling Hills was founded by a group of members of Longshore Country Club in Westport after the Town of Westport purchased the club. The closure of Longshore as a private club left a need for a country club to serve the communities of Westport and Norwalk. The former members of Longshore met at the New England Hotel in Westport (now the Westport Inn) for their first meetings and decided on a parcel of land to construct their new clubhouse and golf course. This land was acquired from the historic Ambler Farm in Wilton. This sprawling parcel of land is distinguished by its scenic rolling hills, which inspired the club’s name.