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4.1
316 Reviews (316)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
117
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
90.7%
Recommend this course
285 out of 316 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.2%
Recommend this course
35 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6926 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.1

Far Oaks Golf Club in Caseyville has a unique layout with a front nine that is designed in a Scottish-links style and a back nine that plays through rolling woodlands. The links holes are framed with native prairie grasses and wildflowers while mature oak trees line the fairways on the back nine. There are plenty of elevation changes throughout the golf course, making it hard to find a flat lie. Mounding and strategically placed bunkers lurk treacherously along the greensides and there are also several holes with water. Far Oaks Golf Club is a challenging course that demands accuracy, which is most apparent on the 10th hole. Although it's not the longest par 4 on the course, it is still challenging thanks to a slew of bunkers that border both sides of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Zoysia
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob & Kye Goalby

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
316 Reviews (316)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 21
Elevation Changes 19
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Locals 18
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 20
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 9

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Jan 5th play

I love playing this course and love the character of the variety of different holes. The only negative I can say now is that several of the holes were under construction for what appears to be drainage improvements...which is great long term...but a little difficult in some cases to aim away from these areas. It didn't affect play all that much but I would like to see apps like Golf Now show some advisory notes when you book a tee time at a course where holes are closed and/or under maintenance. No holes were closed this time, but it would still be nice to be made aware of course maintenance activities that affect play before you confirm bookings.

Otherwise...still as always enjoyed playing this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

As always, great course, it great shape save the unrepaired ballmarks by tyhe Metro Least bumpkin! Also, Far Oaks has been around 20 years, how about paving your parking lot?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful and Enjoyable Course

What a great day on the golf course with the combination of outstanding Fall colors and a well maintained golf course. The staff was very friendly and welcomed each golfer warmly. The starter was super friendly and worked to make the first hole a great kickoff to the round. Most impressive was the greens with their large size and their challenging undulations and slope. Several holes had a false front and others had deep sand traps that were protecting the putting surface. I would definitely recommend playing this course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my Favorites

This is one of my favorites in the metro area. Very playable yet challenging. Always friendly staff. You will not be disappointed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fast Greens But Course Still Needs Improvements

Let me first say that Far Oaks is my 2nd favorite St. Louis metro course. I had not played the course since September 2019 because one year ago they were losing thier greens. The early reviews in 2020 were not that favorable either.

To my surprise, the greens have made a 100% comeback. None of the greens had any areas of stress. These greens are now the fastest in the area - no one close. They do not overwater the greens but the greens were receptive to shots coming into the green. They also allow single carts for Covid-19 for only an additional $5.

With that good news, there are many issues with the course. If you don't allow rakes because of the Covid-19, the course needs to rake the bunkers everyday. The pace of play was painfully SLOW. We waited 5-10 minutes on every tee. No course ranger to monitor this. They need to trim back trees/foliage on holes 6 and 12. You cannot see the beauty of these holes because trees/foliage are blocking your view.

Lastly, this course opened in 1998. They have always had a gravel looking parking lot. The potholes coming into the course are awful. I think after 22 years of business, it is time to pave the parking lot, Such a nice looking clubhouse and course and this ruins the expereince of coming onto the property.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth Playing

This track lived up to the recommendation and is well worth playing, however, this pace of play was slow especially on the back nine.
The fairways are dry, there is no sand in the bunkers but the greens are in good shape and it's a very good layout.
I recommend playing this track, I would play it again if I'm back in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Played after a tourney

Played here for the second time this year. Gave it a 5 star for condition in spring. 4 star this time. Greens were good (recently aerated) fairways were great and tees were great. Rough was very hard and dry from drought. Great course overall well worth money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very picturesque and enjoyable round

Course was in very good condition. We were not aware the greens had been aerated, making our putts difficult. We had an enjoyable round anyway.

Staff was very friendly, keeping appropriate distance and wearing a mask.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Far Oaks

Course was in great shape especially after four straight days of rain!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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