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2.8
308 Reviews (308)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
59
1 Stars
71
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.0
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
47.9%
Recommend this course
149 out of 308 reviews
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3.0
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.6
54.5%
Recommend this course
24 out of 44 reviews
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2.9
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.4
49.3%
Recommend this course
35 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7050 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.6

Quail Creek Golf Club is tied for being the most difficult public course in the St. Louis area. Designed by Hale Irwin, the course is laid across rolling hills laced with meandering streams. The layout requires accuracy with narrow fairways and hard-to-read greens. Water hazards come into play frequently as do trees and bunkers. It is a formidable test for any skill level. Most of the holes have a risk-reward element, making the course more accessible by placing an emphasis on strategy over strength. One of the most memorable holes is the par-5 ninth. It will favor golfers who successfully cut the corner, making it possible to reach the green in two. This tricky hole demands accurate mid-iron play. Quail Creek Golf Club finishes with an interesting par 4 that has water along the left side of both the fairway and green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hale Irwin (1985) Gary Kern (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

2.8
308 Reviews (308)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Narrow Fairways 22
Water Hazards 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Advanced Golfers 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Don’t think I’ll return.

I know that this course struggles especially during the winter my problem was the rude starter. I had a gift card for a round that was given to me that they would not honor, But what aggravated me was the starter. I understand and have dealt with “Salty Starters” but this gentleman has some major anger issues. Will play elsewhere in the future.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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Previously Played

Disappointing

Always disappointing to play here but often the only place with available tee times on popular weekends if you don’t book elsewhere in time. A great layout but the conditions are awful. I can’t believe they spend a penny on upkeep. Greens are awful. Go ahead and accept the fact you’ll have to move your ball on the green to find a relatively clear line to put on.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

70 degrees in December

Course was packed and play was slow. The group in front of us had 2 of their players who (who must have been 30+ handicap players) hitting from the back tees. Made for a slow day until we went around them.
Weather was beautiful and the course was in decent shape. I will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Nearly as Good as it Used to be

I want to give this course a better rating but the conditions get worse every year. I enjoy the layout but it is simply not in good shape, even for this time of year.

Hadn’t played in a while so on a great December day, got an inexpensive rate and tried QC again. Unfortunately, I was disappointed, again. First off, the cart paths are falling apart and crumbling. The fairways are hard and many of them have huge dead patches. Most of the greens are in terrible shape and have large areas where holes cannot be used.

If you want to just get out onto a course and knock it around, this is the course for you. Not sure I’d pay more than 20 dollars to play it, though. The course itself is fun to play, and I especially like the back nine. I won’t rule out playing it again but just wish some care was taken so that the course would be in better shape and more like it was five plus years ago.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No grass in December but I wasn’t surprised.

Course was packed but had a beautiful day filled with fun golf and great company.

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

Golfchic

I have played this course for years. I have always been happy with my time on the course. I played today as a single player & had a lovely round of golf. I was offered more than once the opportunity to play through from two golfers & four golfers. I was pleased with that courtesy!! Will continue to play at Quail Creek. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too bad

Very good layout, better be accurate off the tee.
The course is not taken care of like when it first opened, the overall condition has steadily declined year by year for the last 25 years. I am not a golf snob but for a winter rate of $32 not a good value.

The reason I won’t be back anytime soon are the cart paths. They are in such poor condition that you are constantly bouncing around in the cart even at a slow pace.

Too bad, whoever owns this property is squeezing money out but not putting anything back. I am not saying anything that everyone who plays golf in St. Louis doesn’t know, but you asked for a review.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent for this time of year. Fairways thin in spots. Greens had a few bad spots. Bunkers not maintained. Cart paths rough.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never go back

I haven’t been there in five years and don’t plan to go back for another 20 very very very very very slow play no course management computers don’t work the only good thing were the starters

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
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
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Waste neither your time nor your money on this course.

Over the past 6 - 7 years that i have been playing in St. Louis, this is the worst course of all. Nothing has obviously been done to improve its condtion. Greens are terrible, fairlways are thin and tee boxes are hard and rough. Also, the cart paths are in TERRIBLE shape. With the money the conty is saving via the solar panels used for power, that money should be spent imaking the NECESSARY improvement.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Worth the Price

When I was deciding where to play last weekend, I began to read some of the reviews on this place. As one might imagine, it nearly scared me off. I am very glad I decided to go anyway.

First things first, don't expect a 5* course at $20 a round, but for the price this is an absolutely fine place to play. The tee boxes were a bit hard, which made hitting driver a bit awkward but after that it was smooth sailing. It's a mostly straight course on the front with a bit more variety on the back. The greens were in acceptable condition for the most part.

All in all, if you're looking for a quick round for a great deal, look no further.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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