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3.6
243 Reviews (243)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
127
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
82.7%
Recommend this course
208 out of 243 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 25 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.6%
Recommend this course
44 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 71
Length 6453 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.6

Formerly known as Union Hills Golf Course

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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Kern Homer Herpel (1960)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
243 Reviews (243)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Bunkers 13
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Seniors 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Muddy Day

I was a single and the starter was very kind and let me start on the back since it was empty. I flew through that 9 in just over an hour. This side's layout and conditions were much better than the front. Fun design and decent shape for February. I can't say the same about the front. The layout was boring at first and then turned a little questionable 5-8. Also, it is a 5 minute cart drive from the clubhouse to the first tee... nothing wrong with that, but notable nonetheless. The greens all around were very nice given the circumstances. I bet they are very nice in the late spring/early summer. I would play here again w/ a good price like I paid $21 w/ cart. Hole #8 needs some work. It isn't even playable and doesn't look like a golf hole. Long Par 4 up the hill with trees everywhere and the "fairway" is 10 yards wide (exaggerated).

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0

Overpriced/Not worth the money

Me and my group of friends have been playing this course for a while now. It’s our go to course ever since Pomme/Arnold Golf Club shut down. We only keep coming back for its location. There are much nicer courses in the St. Louis area for the price. Save your money and play a nicer course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/30/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

This course needs lots of attention.

I have played here many times over the past several years. I had hoped with the new ownership/management that the condition of the fairways and greens would have improved but they have gone the opposite conditon. We will not be playing here in the near future.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/15/2020

Hi, Lou. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please know that the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and will use your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort. We hope you'll change your mind and give us another chance to show you how we've improved.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful

Played 12/8/2020. Beautiful day on a beautiful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Continuous Improvement

Great layout. Conditions are always improving. Staff is excellent from the pro shop to the restaurant, from the starter to the marshall. Play here a couple of times a month and is always enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Continuous Improvement

Course is improving daily. The layout is exceptional.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

The course has a good design

Course continually improves now with white sand bunkers. They need to work on getting yardage markers! Can easily become 5 stars with the improvements they are making!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

will play this again

check in was a breeze--- marshall was very helpful went out of his way to talk to all of us -- greens great---been going out to this course for years --see improvement ever time out

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Scenic and refreshing

Took a private tour around the property with Tom, great guy and very informative. Was at the end of fall season so naturally the grass was turning but greens were in great shape. Wife and I have played about six rounds since. Can’t wait for summer season! The grounds and layout are beautiful. Waiting to take advantage of outdoor pavilions and fishing with grandson, also the amazing water park. The staff is very friendly, we had lunch outside with view of Mississippi River. I know where our family will be spending are free time.
Thank you, Oak Valley

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Dogtrack

Horrible dirt and washed out gullys instead of grass even in fairways. Paid online it said hot deal 41.00 at checkout charged me 48.00 scam ,had to pay up front ,paid for 4, then one guy couldn't make it , they could care less wont give you any money back scam ,stay away ,any 30.00 course is in better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/05/2020

Hello and thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Oak Valley Review

The course is challenging and a little unforgiving for someone who plays bogey. Overall, the course is good, and I’ll play it again.

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

More yardage markers

overall a good course and a value for the money. The only complaint is put in a 100 yard post. There is a red marker buried in the fairway.. This course is difficult to judge distance with lack of visible markers. I can't imagine a wooden post being more than $10.!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable to play

Weather and course conditions were perfect for a great round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Like the course
Unfortunately they had booked a tournament the same day as I reserved a tee time through Golfnow
40 minute delay teeing off on my “Hot Deal”

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