Hillsview Set to Open Sunday
Hillsview Golf Course will open for the season on Sunday, April 22. The Driving range will open on Saturday, April 21.
The course will host its first event of the season on Tuesday, April 24. It’s the Riggs High School Girls Invitational Tournament. About 75 players are expected.
Returning golfers will notice some improvements to course conditions. All the green side bunkers have new sand, trees have been trimmed and manicured, course accessories have been improved, and benches have been added throughout the course. Those improvements are the direct result of feedback received from season pass holders.
“This winter, we surveyed our golfers to find out what course and service improvements were important to them,” said Tom Farnsworth, City Parks and Recreation Director. “Golf staff took those suggestions seriously and used the feedback to prioritize improvement projects.”
“The survey results told us that our golfers put a high priority on replacing old equipment, lining the ponds, and improving cart path conditions,” said Bryan Tipton, Golf Superintendent. “We’ll be working on all those priorities throughout the year.”
Tipton went on to say that the City has already invested in some new equipment. There are 50 new Yamaha golf carts available for rent.
“More than 97% of the survey respondents were pleased with course and proshop management, said Farnsworth. “The survey really validated the professionalism and commitment of our team.”
Season passes are available at Hillsview Pro Shop, at City Hall or online at cityofpierre.org.
Hillsview Golf Course is a 175 acre 18-hole par 72 championship course. It’s located two miles east of Pierre and hosted more than 29,000 rounds of golf during the 2017 season.