Stonewolf Golf Club
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.
|Front (W)||71||4849 yards||67.8||115|
|Black M: 73.5/137||412||336||584||196||451||510||378||153||445||3465||429||181||317||398||513||199||358||557||447||3399||6864|
|Blue M: 70.2/127||389||302||555||178||427||476||360||137||423||3247||395||168||301||379||485||181||331||528||421||3189||6436|
|White M: 68.4/123 W: 73.4/130||347||270||526||157||371||476||339||110||350||2946||361||143||278||354||464||162||311||471||388||2932||5878|
|Silver M: 65.6/117 W: 70.0/119||310||248||458||141||295||392||310||110||320||2584||297||143||278||286||440||144||292||422||334||2636||5220|
|Red M: 64.1/114 W: 67.8/115||267||248||458||141||295||392||285||84||320||2490||297||117||103||286||402||112||255||422||308||2302||4792|
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The layout is good. Some greens were bumpy and some bunkers were in bad shape. It’s been in better shape in past
Greens are still recovering from the past 2 years and at least half of them are in poor shape for a supposedly better JN design course . They're trying to make the course easier by removing many sand raps but as of today they're all ground under repair. Tee boxes and fairways were in good shape . Still recommend playing but beware of a few issues like greens Andrew slower pace of play than should be.
The Golden Bear has designed another great but tough track especially in the windy conditions that I played in. The fairways could use some water and the greens were less than perfect, however, this track is well worth playing. If you’re a high handicap player bring a few extra balls as you will surely lose a few.
The greens were lost to fungus. Bunkers no sand Dirt tee boxes were great and faraway to were above average.
Played for the first time and was really impressed with the overall layout of the course. Very unique. Would definitely come back. Staff was extremely friendly. Pace of play was a little slow but it was noon and hot deal time of day. Greens could use some work. Lots of ball marks from heavy traffic and they had just aerated they greens and off the green as well. Ran into several situations where putts would bump or no grass to chip from. Minus the conditions the overall layout and uniqueness of it really makes up for it. Definitely helps to play with someone that has played before especially through the first four holes. Fairways and tee boxes in great condition. If the greens got to where they should be then this course would be pristine.
Stonewolf Golf course
Good tough course. Just wish the greens were in better shape but still a very good course. And all workers were super pleasant and friendly.
Im new to the area and heard good things about Stonewolf. After playing it, I was really disappointed. Greens are fried. Fairways need mowing. Could it be the heat? Don’t think so, I played other area courses that are in excellent condition. Some of the concrete cart paths at Stinewolf are crumbling from sinkholes. Sinkholes deep enough to break.a leg. The course layout is good, but the overall condition reminds me of a course suffering financially, on its last leg. Not worth the money. Just because Jack Nicklaus’ name is in it, doesn’t mean it a nice course. I won’t pay to play it again.
Course is in great conditions greens were nice not a long course it’s where you hit it not how far you hit it on this one