St Louis Golf

tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
I know its early but 4 of us hard heading to St Louis for Twins vs Cards next May, Any suggestions on courses to get on while down there!!



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  • exgolfproexgolfpro Members Posts: 790 ✭✭✭✭✭
    As for the areas best public courses, I think everyone likes Annbriar. it is actually in Illinois, maybe 20 minutes from Busch Stadium. Another good public (again, in Illinois) is Gateway National. It is all bent grass. Others on the Missouri side that are solid options are Pevely Farms (Eureka, MO) and Aberdeen Golf Club (Eureka). I like Tapawingo, but have heard the conditioning isn't the best.
  • landsharklandshark Members Posts: 889 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 5, 2017 #3
    others will chime in as well. most courses here are zoysia grass. in may it will prob still be somewhat dormant, but courses should be in good shape. i will second what exgolfpro said about Annbriar. Other courses in the top tier in town would be Missouri Bluffs and I like Far Oaks as well on the Illinois side of the river. Spencer T Olin is also nice in the Alton area. I thought Tapawingo has cut back on upkeep and condition a couple months ago were not up to what I had expected from them.
  • McMooMcMoo Members Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
    If you’re staying downtown go to Gateway. Short drive across the river and the bent grass should be nice in May. I agree with Annbriar being great but it’s much farther.
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  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    how about Norwood Hills Country Club, far from the ballpark?
  • McMooMcMoo Members Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
    huskie wrote:


    how about Norwood Hills Country Club, far from the ballpark?




    Probably 15-20 min. Only worth it if you can get on the West course.
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  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    McMoo wrote:


    If you're staying downtown go to Gateway. Short drive across the river and the bent grass should be nice in May. I agree with Annbriar being great but it's much farther.




    will do gateway for sure, how about a public to play after ballgame Tuesday (noon start)
  • mci711mci711 ChicagoMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    huskie wrote:

    McMoo wrote:


    If you're staying downtown go to Gateway. Short drive across the river and the bent grass should be nice in May. I agree with Annbriar being great but it's much farther.




    will do gateway for sure, how about a public to play after ballgame Tuesday (noon start)




    I would do gateway after the game, as that will be the closest to ball park and save time. Far Oaks was mentioned before, really good value if the course is in good shape. They had some issues this year with the Super, and the course got away for a bit. Should be better next year though. Missouri Bluffs is overpriced and a death march, Annbriar is really good Aberdeen could be good at that time. Top tier Annbriar and Gateway, a decent gap between them and then Far Oaks, Pevely, Tapawingo, Sto

    newolf, Bluffs group then a massive drop off after that.
  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    mci711 wrote:

    huskie wrote:

    McMoo wrote:


    If you're staying downtown go to Gateway. Short drive across the river and the bent grass should be nice in May. I agree with Annbriar being great but it's much farther.




    will do gateway for sure, how about a public to play after ballgame Tuesday (noon start)




    I would do gateway after the game, as that will be the closest to ball park and save time. Far Oaks was mentioned before, really good value if the course is in good shape. They had some issues this year with the Super, and the course got away for a bit. Should be better next year though. Missouri Bluffs is overpriced and a death march, Annbriar is really good Aberdeen could be good at that time. Top tier Annbriar and Gateway, a decent gap between them and then Far Oaks, Pevely, Tapawingo, Sto

    newolf, Bluffs group then a massive drop off after that.




    how is old warson? might have a chance to get on there as well
  • McMooMcMoo Members Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
    huskie wrote:

    mci711 wrote:

    huskie wrote:

    McMoo wrote:


    If you're staying downtown go to Gateway. Short drive across the river and the bent grass should be nice in May. I agree with Annbriar being great but it's much farther.




    will do gateway for sure, how about a public to play after ballgame Tuesday (noon start)




    I would do gateway after the game, as that will be the closest to ball park and save time. Far Oaks was mentioned before, really good value if the course is in good shape. They had some issues this year with the Super, and the course got away for a bit. Should be better next year though. Missouri Bluffs is overpriced and a death march, Annbriar is really good Aberdeen could be good at that time. Top tier Annbriar and Gateway, a decent gap between them and then Far Oaks, Pevely, Tapawingo, Sto

    newolf, Bluffs group then a massive drop off after that.




    how is old warson? might have a chance to get on there as well




    Phenomenal, play it if you can. Bellerive, Old Warson, St. Louis and Boone Valley are the top courses in the area by a wide margin.
    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero - 9 degree, draw setting, 12g weight forward, Fujikura Pro Green 62 X
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  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    McMoo wrote:

    huskie wrote:

    mci711 wrote:

    huskie wrote:

    McMoo wrote:


    If you're staying downtown go to Gateway. Short drive across the river and the bent grass should be nice in May. I agree with Annbriar being great but it's much farther.




    will do gateway for sure, how about a public to play after ballgame Tuesday (noon start)




    I would do gateway after the game, as that will be the closest to ball park and save time. Far Oaks was mentioned before, really good value if the course is in good shape. They had some issues this year with the Super, and the course got away for a bit. Should be better next year though. Missouri Bluffs is overpriced and a death march, Annbriar is really good Aberdeen could be good at that time. Top tier Annbriar and Gateway, a decent gap between them and then Far Oaks, Pevely, Tapawingo, Sto

    newolf, Bluffs group then a massive drop off after that.




    how is old warson? might have a chance to get on there as well




    Phenomenal, play it if you can. Bellerive, Old Warson, St. Louis and Boone Valley are the top courses in the area by a wide margin.






    thanks, yes a trip a long ways away looking forward to Busch Stadium as well
  • landsharklandshark Members Posts: 889 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i have walked old warson watching a couple of tournaments there a couple years back. I'd jump at the chance to get to play there. need to fill out a foursome? ; ) otherwise, from downtown, Annbriar would be maybe 25-30 or so minutes to get to. Far Oaks around 15. Gateway is less than 10
  • mci711mci711 ChicagoMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    If you are able to get on Old Warson definitely go for it. Great course, I have played STL CC quite a bit and it is my favorite in St. Louis. Haven't had the chance to play Boone yet unfortunately.
  • stevepozstevepoz Members Posts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Broken record but OW and Gateway is a really good private public pairing
  • burnsd427burnsd427 Members Posts: 83 ✭✭
    Stonewolf Golf Club on IL side very near Far Oaks is spectacular. Only Nicklaus course in the area. If you can get through the first four holes with your sanity you've done well. Elevation changes and a variety of holes. Always better conditioned than Far Oaks.
  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers Posts: 2,657 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jan 10, 2018 #16
    huskie wrote:

    mci711 wrote:

    huskie wrote:

    McMoo wrote:


    If you're staying downtown go to Gateway. Short drive across the river and the bent grass should be nice in May. I agree with Annbriar being great but it's much farther.




    will do gateway for sure, how about a public to play after ballgame Tuesday (noon start)




    I would do gateway after the game, as that will be the closest to ball park and save time. Far Oaks was mentioned before, really good value if the course is in good shape. They had some issues this year with the Super, and the course got away for a bit. Should be better next year though. Missouri Bluffs is overpriced and a death march, Annbriar is really good Aberdeen could be good at that time. Top tier Annbriar and Gateway, a decent gap between them and then Far Oaks, Pevely, Tapawingo, Sto

    newolf, Bluffs group then a massive drop off after that.




    how is old warson? might have a chance to get on there as well




    Having lived in west St Louis area for few years, if you have a chance to get on Old Warson, do it. I love that course. It's about 20 minutes drive from Busch Stadium on I-64, an easy drive. As others mentioned, Gateway is closest to Busch Stadium, about 4-5 miles away, a fun public course. Stonewolf and Far Oaks are in Fairview Heights, Ill. About 20 minutes drive.
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  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    thanks, yes we are looking forward to it and spring training, been cold in Minny
  • PALS-SSAPALS-SSA Members Posts: 281 ✭✭
    I'd suggest a 36 hole day and play Aberdeen and Pevely in the same day. They are close to each other and both worthy of playing.
  • mci711mci711 ChicagoMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    PALS-SSA wrote:


    I'd suggest a 36 hole day and play Aberdeen and Pevely in the same day. They are close to each other and both worthy of playing.




    Worked at Pevely when I was younger, we use to play Pevely, Aberdeen, and Crescent and their executive course in 1 day. Fun times.
  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    PALS-SSA wrote:


    I'd suggest a 36 hole day and play Aberdeen and Pevely in the same day. They are close to each other and both worthy of playing.




    we have norwood hills day 3 for 36 holes. looks like gateway before ballgame Monday. looking for what to play after noon game tuesdaythan norwood than back to minny
  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers Posts: 2,657 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    huskie wrote:

    PALS-SSA wrote:


    I'd suggest a 36 hole day and play Aberdeen and Pevely in the same day. They are close to each other and both worthy of playing.




    we have norwood hills day 3 for 36 holes. looks like gateway before ballgame Monday. looking for what to play after noon game tuesdaythan norwood than back to minny




    Good choice, it's a fun course, I like the west course. I used to play often with their head pro, Ryan Roy before he moved there for that job.
    My bag of hacking utensils;

    Titleist TS3 9.5 PX Even Flow White 6.0(45")
    TM Aeroburner TP fw 15*, hybrids 19* & 22*
    J15CB 5-PW Modus 120 stiff
    TM MG 52HB & Hi-Toe 58.10
    Bobby Grace LFI 43" w/J-Tizzle's Magic Pixels




  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    The input has been great thanks. Wondering is there a course on the way back to Minnesota to stop and play??



    thanks
  • mci711mci711 ChicagoMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    huskie wrote:


    The input has been great thanks. Wondering is there a course on the way back to Minnesota to stop and play??



    thanks




    Depending on where you are going in Min, TPC Deere Run, Weaver Ridge, Eagle Ridge - The General, could all be on the way. I love all 3 courses.
  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members Posts: 517 BST Banned
    edited Feb 25, 2018 #24
    The other option to play 36 at St Albans?
  • mci711mci711 ChicagoMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    huskie wrote:


    The other option to play 36 at St Albans?




    Both courses at St Albans are better than either of Norwood, in my opinion. I prefer Tavern Creek, but they are both really good.
  • KSPKSP Members Posts: 159 ✭✭✭
    Resurrecting an older thread, but amongst the good courses listed above, are there any that are decently walkable?. I’m really enjoying walking when I can. In this brutal summer heat, it’s hard to walk if it’s very hilly or its miles between holes. Thanks
  • mci711mci711 ChicagoMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    KSP wrote:


    Resurrecting an older thread, but amongst the good courses listed above, are there any that are decently walkable?. I’m really enjoying walking when I can. In this brutal summer heat, it’s hard to walk if it’s very hilly or its miles between holes. Thanks




    Not much public-wise. You can walk Aberdeen and Gateway, Aberdeen being the easiest walk probably. Gateway has a couple short walks between holes. Problem is, no one else is going to be walking there, and you may not even be allowed to at any peak time.
  • HuckItChuckHuckItChuck Members Posts: 8
    I am going to be heading down to the St. Louis area in a few weeks. I am hoping to play Annbriar and Gateway National. I saw that there are some good rates for those two courses on a site called BirdieBug. Has anyone used them before?
  • McMooMcMoo Members Posts: 116 ✭✭✭


    I am going to be heading down to the St. Louis area in a few weeks. I am hoping to play Annbriar and Gateway National. I saw that there are some good rates for those two courses on a site called BirdieBug. Has anyone used them before?




    Gateway has the same prices on their website. There are usually 2 pre pay specials each day.



    In response to the walking question above, Aberdeen is the best option. The Quarry at Crystal Springs isn’t bad either but has some longer walks between holes and one big uphill climb after 10 but otherwise very flat.
    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero - 9 degree, draw setting, 12g weight forward, Fujikura Pro Green 62 X
    3 wood: Callaway XR Pro 14 degree - Stock Project X 6.0
    3 hybrid: Callaway XR Pro 20 degree - Stock Project X 6.0
    4-pw: Bridgestone J15 DF - Project X PXI 6.0
    50, 55, 60 wedges: Mizuno T4
    Putter: Odyssey Works #1W
    Ball: Bridgestone B330
  • jusran2231jusran2231 Gunnery Sergeant Members Posts: 36
    Guys I'm military and will be home on leave in Central Illinois and St. Louis is a short drive away. I will be home sometime around Aug 18 through Sept 14.



    1- I won't have anyone to play with and would love to join up with some fellow golfers in the area

    2- Does anyone know of any military programs to play at private courses such as Bellerive or Old Warson?
  • stevepozstevepoz Members Posts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    I played Aberdeen a few weeks ago - a lot of walkers.

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