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1130 Clubhouse Dr
Hot Springs, SD  57747
United States
P: (605) 745-6400
F: (605) 745-5180
Southern Hills Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 5,905 yards | 133 slope

36.3 rating | Blue grass

Southern Hills Golf Course

The 18-hole "Southern Hills" course at the Southern Hills Golf Course facility in Hot Springs, South Dakota features 5,905 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 36.3 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Blue grass. Designed by Richard Phelps, ASGCA, the Southern Hills golf course opened in 1979. Kathy Jirsa manages the course as the Pro Shop Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed April 09, 2013

Southern Hills was a huge surprise!!! What a fantastic course! The clubhouse/pro shop is incredible and the staff was so friendly and talkative.
The course is so well maintained. Signage everywhere so you always know where you're at and what's left for the hole. I played in July of '12 and the course was in great shape.
The cart paths are long and windy through trees and more trees. Felt like you were in a national forest. The scenery this course has to offer is amazing. The holes offer narrow shots, blind corners, elevation changes, and the bunkers are very fair. The sand was some of the best I've ever played from.
The back nine might be the best 9 holes of golf I've seen before, not that the front 9 was bad itself!! Make the effort and drive to Hot Springs to play this course if you're in RC, it will not disappoint you!!

Reviewed February 06, 2012

This is a great course that is a little bit off the grid and not as well-known. It is never hard to get a tee time and is a fun yet challenging course to play. It is now under new maintenance and the course hasn't looked better with a number of improvements still to come. I have played Red Rocks, Hart Ranch, Meadowbrook, Spearfish Canyon and Devils Tower and this is still one of my favorites. I definitely recommend playing this course!

Reviewed October 03, 2010

Management is rude and has no concept of customer service. Got to have your golf cart in early or she calls the police.
Holes aren't long enough for a tournament and everything is overpriced. I will never ever play at this course ever again. Oh, and don't buy a house on the course, the water pressure is tied into the golf course and you have to shower, clean, wash clothes on the golf courses watering schedule.

Reviewed June 05, 2009

This is an outstanding public course in a small town on the edge of the Black Hills. Short but lots of trouble and at least a dozen interesting holes, with water, elevation changes, blind shots, natural hazards, etc. The grounds crew keeps the course in great shape. This one is worth driving to play if you're anywhere in the Rapid City area.

Reviewed March 14, 2009

Reviewed July 30, 2008

Reviewed July 07, 2008

very challenging

Reviewed February 26, 2008

NEBRASKA I played this course last summer and it was great. The scenery was as beautiful as I've seen.

Reviewed June 13, 2007

Salida, Colorado

OUTSTANDING GOLF COURSE! Elevated tees, beautiful scenery, immaculate fairways and greens! Lots of wildlife. This course is challenging and fun. The staff is to be commended for their friendliness and dedication to excellence.

Reviewed August 28, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Brent B. 9 77 68 07/15/12
2 Ron R. 9 79 70 07/24/08
3 Andrew N. 29 99 70 07/09/07
4 Danny J. 13 88 75 10/06/15
5 eric S. 28 105 77 06/21/08
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
4 Danny J. 13 88 75 10/06/15

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About Southern Hills

Southern Hills Golf Course

Golf Only facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Kathy Jirsa, Pro Shop Manager
Jason Happe, CGCS, Superintendent
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