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3.9
222 Reviews (222)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
81.6%
Recommend this course
194 out of 222 reviews
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3.9
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.1
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3047 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Forest Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1912
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens L-93 Bentgrass
Architect Hale Irwin (2003) Robert Foulis Stan Gentry (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Missouri (2016 #11)

Reviews

3.9
222 Reviews (222)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 12
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Elevation Changes 16
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 25
Locals 23
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 35
Near Local Attractions 22

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Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I allying through the leaves

Course needed some attention.Too many leaf piles all over including in bunkers. Greens aerated so no true roll on the greens. Some greens chewed up and many full of divots. Cart patch only is not necessary on many holes. Tee boxes were fine but bare spots in the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Out of control tournament players clogging course

Waited almost one hour for 10th tee finally left and went home

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 60
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Forest Park

Course is overrated and average at best . Seems like half of the course is roped off and cart path only which leads to a very slow round. Supposedly sold out but no ranger or starter which let a foursome in front of and behind our foursome break up into 2 threesomes and 2 singles . Pace of play has always been an issue

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 58
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf outing

Great (3)9-hole course layout set in the middle of a metropolis with beautiful views of residential mansions, consumer traffic and park patrons exercising.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not Terrible, Not Great

Tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers were in good shape. Pace of play was unbearably slow, 2-3 groups backed up on every tee. Greens are also terrible at the Forest Park courses. More divots on each green than most courses have in their entirety. Impossible to putt because of it. At $30 for 9 holes, not great value all things considered.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value

You know what you are getting with this course. Nice easy layout, urban setting, conditions OK but fine for the fee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite course In town

Course is very well kept for a municipal course. Sometimes gets crowded but that’s just a testament to its location, quality and demand. Strong golfers can score low here and high handicappers get plenty of forgiveness for missed shots. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too Many Cart Path Only Holes

Played Redbud and Dogwood. Too many holes roped off. If you walked with a cart, there were very few spots wide enough to pull a cart through. Port-a-Potty on dogwood course was almost flowing over. Very disgusting. Greens good. Staff very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Winter Golf

Nice and open fairways on the Hawthorne and Dogwood 9’s. Course was in great shape for the middle of January and played well. Obviously the tee boxes and fairways were a little frozen still, but still a great time. Only 1-2 other groups out with us before noon on Sunday, so no rush or backup.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A day at Forrest Park

Had a good time course was nice. 60 bucks a little high for Srs on a Friday. I get it Fri are part of the weekend. All good a very nice venue.
Jim Greenwald
Granite City Illinois

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Fall Golf

Hawthorne 9 is fun and adequate challenge.
My only complaint is that the dormant grass in the fairway was cut too low. With the ground hard, it’s a bit like hitting off the cart path. Great fun though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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