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4.2
322 Reviews (322)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
127
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
87.2%
Recommend this course
284 out of 322 reviews
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4.5
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.2%
Recommend this course
33 out of 37 reviews
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4.3
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
86.0%
Recommend this course
43 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6943 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.5

Stonewolf Golf Club is one of only four courses designed by Jack Nicklaus in Illinois and Missouri and it is also one of his only public access designs. Nicklaus created a shotmaker's layout with a variety of different holes. He also incorporated his signature style of bunkering, which you'll remember for their shape, design, and placement. This is not a golf course where you'll be able to just grip it and rip it. Thoughtful strategy and careful club selection off the tees are essential for doing well. Stonewolf Golf Club opens with a tough trio of holes, ending with a short par 4 that requires a forced carry to a severe green that features a tricky elevation change right in the middle of the surface. There is also a lateral hazard on the left, and five bunkers bordering the right side.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1997) Bruce Borland

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2016 #20)

Reviews

4.2
322 Reviews (322)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 28
Elevation Changes 27
Water Hazards 17
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
A Weekend Splurge 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Difficult Course

This is a great course if you want a challenge. It requires a lot more than just a driver off the tee and has some very challenging approach shots. I gave a 4 on conditions mostly due to the time of year plus the course has some questionable sand and bare spots but overall really good. Had to skip the last two holes with 4 groups jammed up. One of them being a 6-some on the 18th. I'd play here more often if it wasn't so far away from me but need my game to be sharper to enjoy it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Restaurant Needs More Options

Need more than Brats & Hotdogs! Some of us seniors can’t eat that stuff!

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

Nice course

Loved the greens. True. Fairways in good shape except a few bad spots that were marked. Looks like they’re working to fill in some old sand traps.

I’ll play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Course was in great condition! Had a great time playing here. Will definitely be coming back to play next time I’m in the area.

Thank you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the better courses in the Metro East

Wonderful conditions at one of the better courses in the STL Metro East. Stonewolf is right up there with Annbriar and Gateway in Illinois. After a lot of recent rain, it has been sunny and dry, so the course is in excellent shape and a pleasing green color. Big elevation drops make for quite a challenging setup.

The tee boxes and fairways were very nice. Most of the greens were in excellent shape but a couple of them were pretty spotty (No. 7 wasn’t great) but none of the holes were cut there so it didn’t impact putts. Taken as a whole, the green complexes were challenging and have big slopes on them. Many of the greens are set at odd angles to the fairway, so that makes hitting them even more difficult. The closing hole has a cool setting as the green sits in an amphitheater-like setting with hills all around.

One downer was that the course was pretty crowded. We didn’t have to wait a ton on every shot but there were many times we had a bit of a delay. All in all, a pretty difficult course that is in great shape right now. Go play it sooner rather than later!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always A Great Play

The Area Has Had a Lot Of Rain ( Ida ) So The Course Was Wet. But still in good shape. Some greens where tough but worth the Money.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Stonewolf

Very nice course in great shape.

I would say if you're a high handicapper, you may not enjoy the back nine. A fair amount of blind shots and/or shots that require a carry. The course is pretty tight overall. But, the course is in excellent condition with a nice layout, so if you're a hacker like me just bring extra balls and enjoy the day. :) The course does have good signage on the shots that have carry, or blind shots, so that was helpful since I'd never played it before.

No matter your handicap, I recommend Stonewolf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed in golfnow.com for not informing users that the back nine holes were closed. Would not have played there if I had known.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Absolutely no complaints here. Challenging but fun, great conditions, if you get on for $30-40 I think the value is one of the best around. Top course in the STL Metro area in my opinion. Highly recommend playing here when you get a chance!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Slow play and no marshals

There were no marshals on this course so pace of play was not good. My son and I played and it took a little over 5 hours, had to wait on every shot. People throwing down 2-3 balls, hitting extra balls constantly. I can’t recommend anyone to play a 5+ hour round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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