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4.0
179 Reviews (179)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
88.3%
Recommend this course
160 out of 179 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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4.0
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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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

4.0
179 Reviews (179)

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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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0

Standard City Course

Played here at least 20 times. 5 hour minimum for 18. Layout a little wonky and gimmicky, but can keep you interested if only for that. They have a flat rectangle green and another one but it has a massive valley in the middle of it. Lots of city noise and traffic around the course and many “pedestrians” walking through the course. No marshal or beverage and snack cart. Greens a little fuzzy always but not awful. Lots of tree and foliage debris on greens, some so bad there’s not even a reason to read the putt. No range also.

I’ve learned that driving 30 to 45 min out of the city yields much nicer courses with much fast pace at the same price point or even cheaper. The time saved driving to Forest Park is more than made up by pace of play when driving outside the city for a round.

I only play at FP now when invited by friends for an outing, never my choice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

$61 for Sunday was ridiculous

They obviously aerated the greens in the last week. Greens are terrible to Pitt on as they didn’t do a good job of sanding and rolling so it is like plinko. I would give it another week or 2. They shouldn’t have been charging full price for these conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Redbud course

Greens on Redbud had just been rolled and spiked and were in very poor shape. Rain previous night by course handled well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

disappointed

No starter or marshal so there were many single players and twosomes. Pace of play was EXTREMELY slow. They also booked regular tee times at the same time as a multi-team high school match. The course was way too crowded and every tee had a long wait time. Greens had been aerated with large holes all over them so putting was nearly impossible. A very poor golfing experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Go-to Home course

The course is nothing fancy, but it’s always in great shape, three separate 9s let’s you switch it up often, and for the price point there’s not much better golf in town. Right in the center of the city and always buzzing with walkers bikers and nature. Go to golf course for me and my friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

COVID GOLF

I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A COVID OPERATION PERIOD FOR ALL BUSINESSES AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, HOWEVER THE BATHROOM FACILITY AWAY FROM THE MAIN BUILDING WAS IN HORRIBLE CONDITION...AT LEAST THE MENS BATHROOM THAT IS, NOT SURE WHAT THE CONDITIONS WERE FOR THE WOMEN. IF WE ARE GOING TO OPEN FOR BUSINESS, MAKE SURE THE CARTS & BATHROOMS ARE CLEANED TO PREVENT FURTHER COVID CASES

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Forest Park courses

Course was in great shape considering a one inch plus overbite rain. Average difficulty, perfect for average players like us. We played Hawthorne and Rosebud..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 104
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Conditions Considering The Amount Of Play

Overall, the course is in good shape, especially the fairways. It appears they overwater the greens, which leads to numerous ball marks on the greens. With this course getting plenty of play, the greens are beat up a bit.

When they have tournaments, they need a course ranger at the intersection of Dogwood 1, Redbud 1 and between Dogwood 3 and 4. People get confused and play the wrong course. Better signage would help too. Overall, very organized for tournaments.

The Dogwood/Redbud are the best nines. More hills and variety. Hawthorne is flat.

Course has limited parking. Usually, have to park on the street.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 104
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Conditions Considering The Amount Of Play

Overall, the course is in good shape, especially the fairways. It appears they overwater the greens, which leads to numerous ball marks on the greens. With this course getting plenty of play, the greens are beat up a bit.

When they have tournaments, they need a course ranger at the intersection of Dogwood 1, Redbud 1 and between Dogwood 3 and 4. People get confused and play the wrong course. Better signage would help too. Overall, very organized for tournaments.

The Dogwood/Redbud are the best nines. More hills and variety. Hawthorne is flat.

Course has limited parking. Usually have to park on the street.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways and Greens

The fairways and greens are in great condition. Overall, very nice!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Consistent.

For as much play as the three courses receive at Forest Park they are in wonderful condition. Tons of ball marks on the greens, however they roll well and true. Fairways are probably the highlight of this course with the turf allowing decent approach shots to the green.

They are playing twosomes due to the pandemic which slows play a bit, but we still finished in 3 1/2 hours with a busy day.

This course is definitely a great play if you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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