Hills Golf Course
& Other Early Helena Courses
before the Green Meadow Country Club and the Bill Roberts
Municipal Golf Course came along, Helena duffers swung
their niblicks in some unlikely places.
1959, Al Gaskill (1898-1973), editor of the Independent
Record and "The Man in the Brown Derby" columnist,
wrote a short and colorful history of golf in Helena....
the Tee at Pine Hills
OF AUB KIRKLAND
Kirkland adds this information to his wonderful Pine Hills
photo: "This is a photo of
my grandfather Aubrey Holter watching a man who I believe
is T.C. Power tee off 9th hole of what is identified as
the Pioneer course. It's still possible to see some of
these tees on the north side of U.S. 12."
thanks, Aub, for sharing this great image!
Founding of Pine Hills
Pine Hills Site Today
Hills was quite a social center, and numerous tournaments
and events were held there. The course was abandoned after
the opening of the beautiful Green Meadow Country Club
in 1945. The Pine Hills land was sold in 1945 to A. R.
the late 1960s and early 1970s, some of the Pine Hills
land was subdivided for residential development as "Pine
on the existing Pine Hills structures, and the photo of
an existing tee, are courtesy of Tana Dearborn. Thanks,
OF TANA DEARBORN
to West of Helena