Southern Hills Golf Course - South Dakota - USA

Southern Hills Golf Course,
1130 Clubhouse Drive,
Hot Springs,
South Dakota (SD) 57747,
USA


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With half a dozen par threes on the scorecard, it’s no real surprise to learn the Southern Hills Golf Course at Hot Springs measures just over 5,900 yards from the back tees. Owned and operated as a municipal golf facility by the City of Hot Springs, it started out as a 9-hole layout in the late 1970s before subsequent expansion created the 18-hole layout that’s now in play.

Feature holes on the front nine include the 450-yard 4th, playing uphill to a two-tiered green; the downhill, right doglegging 557-yard 6th, which has only one bunker protecting the front left of the green; and the 409-yard 9th, where the fairway falls away from the tee then rises to the green.

On the back nine, the signature hole at the 11th measures only 338 yards from the back tees but this testing par four is rated stroke index 1. Tee shots play from an elevated position to a narrow, left-to-right sloping fairway before the approach shot then requires a carry over an intimidating canyon in front of the green.

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Description: With half a dozen par threes on the scorecard, it’s no real surprise to learn the Southern Hills Golf Course at Hot Springs measures just over 5,900 yards from the back tees. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 1
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Connor Sheehan

This course is definitely worth the trip down from Rapid City to play. The course is in great shape and has several unique and interesting holes. I don't know if they just mowed/rolled the greens before I got there but the greens are smooth and lightning fast- if you miss the green on the wrong side you could easily be looking a chip + 3 putts to close out the hole.

The course is not really walkable as several holes are far apart and there are a lot of hills you would have to hike if you walked.

September 27, 2021
6 / 10
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