Spencer T. Olin Learning Center 9-hole Course
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Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers, Lockers
I hadn’t played Spencer T Olin in 3 years and I thoroughly enjoyed the course again, it is a fun challenging course. The course was in very good condition considering it was the end of November, especially the greens which were smooth and just quick enough. If you haven’t been there in awhile like me I’d get there soon and enjoy this nice public course.
Great Golf Course
The course was in its usual fantastic shape. Lady behind the front desk was not too congenial. I guess they were short of help. The young lady working the bar/restaurant was pulling double duty with bringing carts up for golfers.
Aprons were in poor shape.
Beautiful day and wondered if they had more tee times than they should have. Pace of play was not good. A marshal would have been helpful to see where things were backing up. Waited at least 5 -10 minutes on every hole. Usually things open up eventually but we were not able to get the last two holes in and our tee time was 1:30. Should be able to play 18 in 5 hours, played another course in 4 hours the day before.
We followed a shotgun start touirnament and were not informed until we got there. The tournement was delayed because a previous tournenent ran long. Long story short a beautiful day turned into a 5 houir 45 min slog.
Compliments to the team. Frost delayed tee times for about an hour and a half and they had an event scheduled in the early afternoon. Their decision to send the morning tee times off as a shotgun made it possible for us all get our 18 in with only minimally affected to the afternoon event.
Best Value For An Upscale Course In The St. Louis Metro Area
Spencer T. Olin was disigned by Arnold Palmer. It is an upscale course course that charges $52 on the weekend - which cannot be beat. Overall, the condition of the course is very good. The only exceptions are the sections of burnt, dead rough around most of the greens, Only 2 greens had very small sections that were rough (holes 2 & 16).
The place of play was not the best either. No rangers on the course. The computer at the snack bar seemed to not be working very well and slowed down the quickness of the service provided.
Go play Spencer T. Olin. You will not be disappointed.
Good condition, fast greens!
I’m new to the area and played this course for the first time. It’s immediately on my favorites list.
Only Arnold Palmer design nearby.
Good course. Layout is challenging for the skilled golfer. Greens usually slightly faster. But it isn’t too slow. Tough track for the better golfer. Newbies and less skilled players should definitely move up one more tee box than usual.
Always love playing this course! Challenging and always in good shape!
Extremely Slow Play, Fringes & Rough Around Greens Turning Brown
Let’s first talk about the good things about Spencer T. Olin. It has the best weekend rate of $58 of any St. Louis metro upscale course. People are always friendly there too. The tees and fairways are in good shape. Only exceptions were fairway drainage issues on holes 6 & 13. The tee box on hole 16 had some issues.
However, there were more negatives than positives when I played there on August 6. The pace of play was not good. Much of the round had two groups on each tee box. We finally saw a staff member in a cart on hole 13 to try to find the bottleneck.
With the excessive rainfall & heat, the fringes and the surrounding rough around the greens are starting to turn brown on nearly every hole. The worst holes were holes 4 & 16. The front part of the 16th green is starting to show some major stress. The greens were extremely soft, whereby, cleat marks from shoes were easily seen. When hitting into a green, your ball mark would be deep and long, even including some exploding turf. Because of this, many larger, brown repair marks.
I would still recommend the course because of its price and all the greens had no bare/burnt areas. Just soft greens and not the smoothest surface to putt on. Most of the tees and fairways were fine too.