Boys’ varsity golf at The Hill School has been played since the 1920s and a school champion has been crowned every year since 1933 – the first school champion was Jack Munger '34, who went on to play in the 1935 Masters Golf Tournament. All Hill School students have playing privileges at Brookside Country Club, adjacent to our campus. The team has use of the practice range, short game area and practice putting green, and hosts all of its home matches there. Brookside is a challenging 18-hole track that plays to close to 6,800 yards; it is both lush and hilly and shares many of the characteristics of courses designed when it was, in 1916.
The Hill boys’ golf team plays a split-season schedule, with varsity and junior varsity teams competing in the fall. The fall varsity schedule (see below) consists of 12-15 matches, mostly against opponents from the Philadelphia Inter-Ac league. In addition to playing daily on the beautiful Brookside course, we play at some of the finest courses in the region at away matches including Pro Tour stop Waynesborough C.C, magnificent Huntington Valley C.C., and fabled Merion G.C. In late-October, a four-man group competes in the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) State Championship tournament, an 18-hole event. Most matches are stroke play, with a few match play rounds included throughout the season.
Throughout the offseason, players are able to utilize the Hill Golf Center, a state-of-the-art golf simulator located in Sweeney Gymnasium.
To qualify to join the program, all candidates are strongly encouraged to establish a USGA handicap and to play as much competitive golf as possible. Varsity players generally have less than a 10 handicap.