Sunset view from Far Oaks Golf Club
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4.3
363 Reviews (363)
5 Stars
161
4 Stars
132
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
94.3%
Recommend this course
329 out of 363 reviews
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4.4
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.3%
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33 out of 35 reviews
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4.3
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
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46 out of 49 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

4.3
363 Reviews (363)

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 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course

This was my first time playing here and I was very impressed. Although the fairways were dormant, they were in great shape and free of leaves. The greens were fast and true. Everything was well kept up. It was remarkably idle when I was there, so buzzed through in 3 hrs. I would definitely return.
What I originally booked was a Hot Deal of $28. My cost for the round was $0, as I had Golfpass credit to apply. Not sure what the normal fees are.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and beautiful views

Autumn trees really added to the ambiance of this course. Was told 3 seasons are great views as well. Greens were in good shape but fast! Tee boxes were good as well. Fairways were yellow because of the grass they use but trimmed nicely and easy to hit from. Very pleasantly surprised and will definitely go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 139
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

For A $75 Greens Fee, I Expect More

Far Oaks is one of my favorite golf coursea. But with a steep $75 grrens fee, I expect a lot from a golf course. However, Far Oaks fails to do this.

Overall, the fairways, tees and greens are fine. The greens were super fast. However, this is where Far Oaks falls short when charging a $75 greens fee,

The bunkers are awful. They need to be raked daily. The fairway bunkers on hole 12 were a disgrace. They didn't even have a rake. Crabgrass on numerous fringes. Hole 3 fairway bunker is dirt and weeds. All the yardage poles are gone. No yardage markers on the par 3, hole 6,

Far Oaks is a great course and I would recommend it, howver, not at a $75 price tag.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the best courses in the area

Extremely well maintained. Beautiful views. Challenging holes that require strategic play. Great greens. I would highly recommend playing here if you live in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 139
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Improvements Made, Still Rough Around The Edges

Far Oaks is my 2nd favorite course in the St. Louis metro area behind Annbriar. Earlier in the year, they were making some improvements to the course (mainly drainage issues). With all this work, they are still having drainage issues in the fairways on several holes. However, the first improvement you will notice when you drive into the course - they have paved the parking lot. Much needed and it looks great. The course has many good attributes but it still needs some work.

GOOD:
The greens are in great shape. Only hole 8 had a few belimishes.
Overall the fairways are in good shape.
Great design.
The price. $59.99 for the holiday.
The starter was was very friendly.

NOT SO GOOD:
Many of the tees have bare spots and crabgrass. Starting with hole 1. Hole 10 is another bad one.
Many of the fringes are covered in crabgrass, Especially hole 2.
The fairway bunker on hole 3 is still in need of repair. Nothing has been done to it for years.
They spent a lot of time and money on drainage issues. But they still have problems with this on several holes still. Holes 3, 5 and 10 stand out still.

IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED:
The bunkers were not raked. They were hard packed sand.
All the 150 yard white poles have been removed. Why? Only slows down play.
Speaking of slowing down play. The pace of play was awful. No ranger on the course.
The par 3, 6th hole has no yardage markers.
I would install a cart path from the 5th green, over in front of the 6th tee. Currently, you have to drive back into the line of fire of those hitting into the 5th green,

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place

Far Oaks was awesome as always one of our favorites. Early t time absolutely beautiful morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and always fun round of golf

Playing Goalby's best design is always a treat, and it's a great alternative to Stonewolf down the road. Only critiques for 2021 would be some of the teeboxes and sand bunkers need to be fixed. But the fairways and greens are playing nicely. Will definitely be back to play more.

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

Great Course

Definitely a top course to play in the STL Metro area. If you can get on for $30-40 you're getting a pretty good value. Course was in great shape other than a few greens that have an incredible number of un-repaired or poorly repaired divot marks. If you’re playing a course this nice please have the common sense and courtesy of not allowing this happen. Otherwise this is an awesome course and offers a real challenge from the back tees. Highly recommended!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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