The idea for a community-based club on the outskirts of Altoona first came to light in the early 1920s. The original idea called for the club to be built and turned over to the city of Altoona to be operated for the common good of the entire city.
With the Depression rolling across the country, a few staunch supporters of the club decided to build the golf course and maintain it for members and guests, alike. This decision to continue forward by building and maintaining the club and the course has allowed the facility to be a landmark in the Altoona area.
Once a private golf club, Park Hills is now proudly open to the public.