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4.3
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
106
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
95.3%
Recommend this course
231 out of 245 reviews
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4.2
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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4.3
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
96.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6941 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.5
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Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01
Architect Arnold Palmer (1989) Ed Seay (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Lockers

Reviews

4.3
245 Reviews (245)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 35
Bunkers 33
Forced Carries 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 31
Locals 21
Seniors 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 34
Convenient to the City 16

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Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in pretty good shape for this time of year. Not a fan of their Covid single cart policy, why do they get to charge extra money when we’re supposed to maintain 6 feet? On a day that didn’t get over 45°, it’s not like they were going to run out of them! Just seems like another chance to gouge us the player.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal

You can’t beat this deal in the greater St. Louis area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

muni of this quality is rare

Great variety of holes. Nice piece of property, with some changes in topography. No homes along the course. Greens were in good condition. They have a lot of slope and break. What an asset to have a muni of this quality. Can see why it has hosted USGA events. A course of this quality for this price is bound to draw a lot of players.. It was packed and pace of play was slow, our foursome waited on almost every hole. Also, tees and fairways are dormant, with no overseed. Would recommend, as long as you can handle the pace. Maybe bring a book to read.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Conditions For November

Spencer T. Olin is one of my favorite St. Louis metro golf courses. This course tests all parts of your game, especially your putting. Lot of slope on these greens.

The conditions were very good for late November. The greens had small aeration punch marks. There was no sand on the greens and these holes really did not affect your putting. The greens were fast and true,

Pace of play was outstanding. The course did allow a fivesome which we played through. You are also allowed to get single carts if you want.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slooooow Play

Love this course but every time I am plagued with slow motion golf. 4 hrs for 18 on a Tuesday afternoon is ridiculous what is a weekend like? Do you need a hotel room? 5 somes and yes, even a 6 some today!
Course in its usual great shape, save the standard Metro Least moonscape greens thanks to bumpkins that don’t know how to repair ball marks, cmon hicks, getcha a divot tool for Christmas!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome layout, above average conditions for October, will be back

I played a partial round a couple years back before thunder and lightning prematurely ended a tournament. Finally got back out there and the course did not disappoint. Best conditions of any public course I've played the past two month that have been very dry. Tee boxes, fairways and greens in great shape. A ton of fun with wide views out of the tee box, rewarded for accurate drives, and technical greens. Staff could afford to smile, but will be back based on the golf, not the warmth of service.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

I realized today why I only play Spencer several times per year even though I’m a local. The pace of play as well as the level of clientele is always so bad. Tee times are stacked together and no one ever lets you play through. Great course but when you struggle to finish a round or it takes 5+ hours each time that is what keeps me from playing so often. Even with a good hot deal price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course in Great Condition

I was really impressed how good of condition the course was for late September. None of the greens were stressed and they are always fast. No aeration yet, so the greens were smooth.

On hole 11, it was nice to see they cleared all the brush/cattails in front of the green.

Very friendly staff at Spencer T. Olin and the price is very reasonable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a great course to play always in good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

t had not played in 7 yrs. Still a great course and challenging .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course in great shape it was packed we kept pace with the threesome in front of us took a little under 5 hours everybody is playing golf

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful day

A wonderful day of golf at spencer t. Played in under -3 hours. Nice conditions and nice people.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

One of the top five area courses. Great staff also. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything great but greens are only fair to good
Tees gorgeous fairways great...
no water available because of COVID
Started on 10 fir some reason then a foursome two groups ahead was very slow .. never saw anyone approach them .. had the group in front of us and our twosome sitting on several tees waiting .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A True Gem

Wow! What an excellent golf course with a fabulous layout. All the stories are true and this track is wonderful. A real challenge that requires good and thoughtful shots. Position off the tee is important requiring good shots into the greens. Greens are challenging and would be significantly better if people fixed their ball marks. Staff very friendly. Can't wait to get back there this weekend!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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