Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre sees over 32,000 rounds played this season


With a 230-day playing season, 2021 has been a busy year for Hillsview Municipal Golf Course.

Hillsview PGA Carin Hayn says more than 32,300 rounds of golf have been played on the city-owned course – more rounds than in any year since the 2011 flood.

Hayn says Hillsview has hosted more than 40 events, including the SDGA Men’s and Women’s Match Play Championship, SDGA Junior Tour Championship and Desert Classic. Securing these events is a competitive process. She says many golf courses want to host and Hillsview has great local ambassadors who help keep the course at the top of “wanted” location lists.

Hayn said this year the women’s and men’s golf associations donated patio furniture, a television and tournament software to the course. Additionally, in John Hipple’s memory, his family donated funds which were used to purchase several sets of clubs for the course’s junior golf program.

Parks and Recreation Director Tom Farnsworth offered his own thoughts on the successful season.

“It’s been a banner year and a big thank you to the staff,” said Farnsworth. “Carin provides top notch customer service. And despite a dry year, our superintendent, Bryan Tipton, kept our course in top condition.

Hillsview ended its 2021 season on November 11.


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