Riverside Golf Course
Riverside Golf Course
3500 Bannock Hwy, Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Call (208) 232-9515 for a tee time today!
- The 18-hole course at the Riverside Golf Course facility in Pocatello, Idaho features 6,357 yards of golf from the longest tees.
- Par 72
- This short layout has 3 sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golfing experience.
- The course rating is 69.7 and it has a slope rating of 114 on Rye grass.
- The Riverside Golf Course opened in 1955 and the back nine was designed by Babe and Pete Hiskey.
Pete Hiskey was a builder of golf courses.
Pete’s depression stimulus job was building golf courses. He was the caretaker of the Pocatello municipal golf course (Riverside).
In addition to building the back 9 at Riverside Golf Course in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1935, he had built a golf course in Burley, Idaho, then he built one in Twin Falls, Idaho.
He helped with the Twin Falls Country Club course and the Jerome and Buhl clubs.
Among the fine golfers in his line were his sons Sonny, Jim and Babe. Sonny was talented and driven stating “Whatever you do, you have to give it your everything” and it showed in his passion for sports. When Sonny played college golf, the Korean War was going on. He deferred military service, and protected his golf future, by joining his campus Air Force ROTC. After graduation, he became a first lieutenant stationed at James Connelly Air Force Base in Waco, TX. Sadly Sonny was killed in service to his country on March 21, 1956 in the Air Force when, it was said, his B-25 bomber went down in bad weather.
Jim and Babe went on to play in the Utah Amateur in 1958. Jim was the top amateur in the Utah Open and later joined Jimmy Demaret and Jackie Burke at the Champion Golf Club in Houston. Babe ended up playing for the University of Houston. Jim and his son Pete Hiskey are ambassadors of the famous Mulligan Golf Club. Jim Hiskey is a noted author, Life Member of the PGA, and former PGA touring Professional.
The grandson Peter Hiskey is Broadneck High School Varsity golf coach, played college golf at James Madison University, and was a highly ranked junior golfer winning the Bobby Gorin when he was 16 years old. The 2010 Club Champion at the U.S. Naval Academy Golf club, Mr. Hiskey has had an extensive career in the golf industry. “You never know what’s going to happen because golf is a funny game,” said Grandson Pete Hiskey, Broadneck’s fourth-year coach. “It’s always nice when you win as a team.” Grandson Pete Hiskey presently resides in Maryland and coaches golf at the Broadneck High School where his team “looks strong and ready to make a run for a third straight county title-and possibly a fourth straight Regional Championship”.