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4.4
365 Reviews (365)
5 Stars
184
4 Stars
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3 Stars
28
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
98.0%
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350 out of 365 reviews
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4.5
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
39 out of 39 reviews
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4.4
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
98.4%
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61 out of 62 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6963 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 Penncross bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
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

4.4
365 Reviews (365)

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 16
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Spencer T

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 181
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, terrible pace.

Beautiful course, pace of play was absolutely terrible, needs marshals to keep things moving properly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
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 4
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 31
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

Always love playing this course! Challenging and always in good shape!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need some help otherwise course in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 181
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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