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Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 21 [ Hills Offers 18 Holes of Championship Golf Hills Golf Club, locat- three miles north of Mil- on Highway 15, pro- a challenging 18 holes all levels of golfers. among rolling dotted with pine trees, Hills recently made the from nine holes to championship 18-hole with 6,500 yards of After Randy and Patnoe purchased the Country Club in set about expand- 70-year-old course an 18-hole layout. excavation began in summer of 1996. Jack of Milbank the new nine. The of Malty Johnson Golf Builders of South City, NE, builder of than 300 golf courses the Midwest, was the general contractor for the year-long project. In August, 1997, the new nine was dedicated at Pine Hills. The renovation result- ed in a new alignment for some of the original nine holes, plus the addition of some challenging new haz- ards. The eight-acre Lake Davenport, named after course architect Jack Daven- port, was dug more than 50 years ago. It is fed by a 25,000-acrs watershed. There are water hazards on eight holes as golfers have to play across the North Fork Creek in a half-dozen places. In addition to 10,000 square feet of new greens, the expansion also means 23 new sand traps for golfers to work around. Golfers tee off fim bent grass tee stands. TEEING OFF on the No. 1 hole at Pine Hills Golf Club members of the Milbank High School girls' golf Photo. Pine Hills Golf Club 1999 Schedule of Events 4 .................. Men's League begins 12 .................... Ladies' Scramble 19 ................ Ladies' League begins 6 ................... 5-Person Scramble 14 ................ Junior League begins Jtllte 27 .................. 3-Person Scramble 9.11 ............ Member-Guest Invitational 18 ............... Summeffest Invitational 25 .................... Pro-Junior Outing 26 .................. Pro-Am Tournament 1 ................... Junior-Senior Event 5 .................... Ladies' Invitational 8 ................ Men's Club Tournament 29 ................. Couples" Tournament 11 ........... St. Bernard's Hospital Event 12 ............. Member-Member Tourney 19 .......... Bill Hartman Chamber Classic 3 ........................... NFL Open 4 ....... Region 44 high school boys" tourney 14 ................. Greenskeepers' Open ........ i'i   '::!i:i : i!il ii ii SCENIC HOLE NO. 7 at Pine Hills Golf Course, a 363-yard par four, curves around Lake Davenport. There are multiple tee boxes to accommodate every level of golfer. Fairways are irrigated by an automatic double-row pop-up sprinkler system. Before teeing off for a round, golfers can take advantage of Pine Hills' prac- tice facilities. In addition to a putting green next to the clubhouse, a 12,000-square ft. practice green, with bunker and chipping area, was built near the entrance to the golf club grounds, next to the 300-yard driving range. The clubhouse offers a snack bar and pro shop. Cart and club rentals are avail- able. Pine Hills is open seven days a week. The public is welcome. In addition to the several leagues for all ages, tourna- ments and other golf events are scheduled throughout the summer and into the fall. In most cases, the course is open during tournaments and other special events. Milbank, SD 18-Hole Championship Course Complete Golfing Facilities * Golf pro shop * Food and snack bar * 300-yard driving range * Practice greens with bunkers * Club rental * Cart rental * Junior program and league Open to the public seven days a week! 2 1/2 miles north of Milbank on Highway 15 Phone 605-432-4124 for tee times Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 21 [ Hills Offers 18 Holes of Championship Golf Hills Golf Club, locat- three miles north of Mil- on Highway 15, pro- a challenging 18 holes all levels of golfers. among rolling dotted with pine trees, Hills recently made the from nine holes to championship 18-hole with 6,500 yards of After Randy and Patnoe purchased the Country Club in set about expand- 70-year-old course an 18-hole layout. excavation began in summer of 1996. Jack of Milbank the new nine. The of Malty Johnson Golf Builders of South City, NE, builder of than 300 golf courses the Midwest, was the general contractor for the year-long project. In August, 1997, the new nine was dedicated at Pine Hills. The renovation result- ed in a new alignment for some of the original nine holes, plus the addition of some challenging new haz- ards. The eight-acre Lake Davenport, named after course architect Jack Daven- port, was dug more than 50 years ago. It is fed by a 25,000-acrs watershed. There are water hazards on eight holes as golfers have to play across the North Fork Creek in a half-dozen places. In addition to 10,000 square feet of new greens, the expansion also means 23 new sand traps for golfers to work around. Golfers tee off fim bent grass tee stands. TEEING OFF on the No. 1 hole at Pine Hills Golf Club members of the Milbank High School girls' golf Photo. Pine Hills Golf Club 1999 Schedule of Events 4 .................. Men's League begins 12 .................... Ladies' Scramble 19 ................ Ladies' League begins 6 ................... 5-Person Scramble 14 ................ Junior League begins Jtllte 27 .................. 3-Person Scramble 9.11 ............ Member-Guest Invitational 18 ............... Summeffest Invitational 25 .................... Pro-Junior Outing 26 .................. Pro-Am Tournament 1 ................... Junior-Senior Event 5 .................... Ladies' Invitational 8 ................ Men's Club Tournament 29 ................. Couples" Tournament 11 ........... St. Bernard's Hospital Event 12 ............. Member-Member Tourney 19 .......... Bill Hartman Chamber Classic 3 ........................... NFL Open 4 ....... Region 44 high school boys" tourney 14 ................. Greenskeepers' Open ........ i'i   '::!i:i : i!il ii ii SCENIC HOLE NO. 7 at Pine Hills Golf Course, a 363-yard par four, curves around Lake Davenport. There are multiple tee boxes to accommodate every level of golfer. Fairways are irrigated by an automatic double-row pop-up sprinkler system. Before teeing off for a round, golfers can take advantage of Pine Hills' prac- tice facilities. In addition to a putting green next to the clubhouse, a 12,000-square ft. practice green, with bunker and chipping area, was built near the entrance to the golf club grounds, next to the 300-yard driving range. The clubhouse offers a snack bar and pro shop. Cart and club rentals are avail- able. Pine Hills is open seven days a week. The public is welcome. In addition to the several leagues for all ages, tourna- ments and other golf events are scheduled throughout the summer and into the fall. In most cases, the course is open during tournaments and other special events. Milbank, SD 18-Hole Championship Course Complete Golfing Facilities * Golf pro shop * Food and snack bar * 300-yard driving range * Practice greens with bunkers * Club rental * Cart rental * Junior program and league Open to the public seven days a week! 2 1/2 miles north of Milbank on Highway 15 Phone 605-432-4124 for tee times