7 St. Louis Area Public Golf Courses You Don’t Want to Miss!

Nothing beats a round of golf on a beautiful day! It is a wonderful way to get outside, and enjoy the views of nature. Here in the St. Louis area, we are blessed with so many incredible public golf courses. Whether you live in the area, or are just visiting, there is no shortage of courses to choose from the next time you decide to tee up!

Here is a list of some of our team members and client’s favorite public golf courses in the Greater St. Louis area!

1. Bear Creek Golf Club (Wentzville, MO)

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The Bear Creek Golf Club, located in Wentzville near the Bear Creek Subdivision, is located on the western side of St. Charles County. It was the first 18-hole public golf course in the City of Wentzville when it opened in 1998. This unique, championship-style course offers a beautiful setting and challenging play. People drive from hours away to play here and it is known to have some of the best maintained greens and fairways. Onsite you will also find a beautiful clubhouse that is available for private rentals as well as a restaurant. They offer public tee times, tournaments, leagues, lessons, driving range, and more! 

WHERE: 158 Bear Creek Dr., Wentzville, MO 63385

PHONE: (636) 332-5018

WEBSITE: Bear Creek Golf Club

2. The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club (St. Charles, MO)

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The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club is located in St. Charles County off Highway 40/61 close to the Missouri River near West St. Louis County. It is an 18-hole course, offering picturesque views and is the #4 ranked golf course in Missouri as of 2021. It opened in 1995 and remains the only St. Louis area golf club that was designed by legendary golf course architect, Tim Fazio. The course has hosted a number of prestigious events and tournaments, including qualifying tournaments for the PGA Tour and the USGA. Golfers will enjoy breathtaking views and frequent sightings of area wildlife. They have an onsite restaurant, 12,000 square foot clubhouse available for private events, and a fully stocked golf shop. They offer public tee times as well as golf outings, practice facilities, and golf instruction.

WHERE: 18 Research Park Circle, St. Charles, MO 63304

PHONE: (636) 939-6494

WEBSITE: The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club

3. Tapawingo National Golf Club (St. Louis, MO)

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Tapawingo National Golf Club, located near Highway 270 and Highway 44 on the south side of St. Louis County is known as one of the nicest public golf courses in the area. This 27-hole public golf course was designed by World Golf Hall of Famer, Gary Player, and offers plenty of challenges for all golfers. Rivers, lakes, and hardwood forests make for a breathtaking atmosphere and give players of all skill levels an exceptional golfing experience. The facility includes a clubhouse on site, which is available for special events. They offer public tee times as well as tournaments, lessons, and more!

WHERE: 13001 Gary Player Dr., St. Louis, MO 63127

PHONE: (636) 349-3100

WEBSITE: Tapawingo National Golf Club

4. Creve Coeur Golf Course

Creve Coeur Golf CoursePhoto Credit: Creve Coeur Golf Course Facebook

The Creve Coeur Golf Course is a nine-hole municipal golf course located in Creve Coeur that has been offering tournaments, open play, and special events since 1924. The Creve Coeur Golf Course is conveniently located in the heart of St. Louis County, not far from Highway 270 and Olive Blvd. This is a short but challenging course with plenty of character that is suitable for golfers of all abilities.

WHERE: 11400 Olde Cabin Rd., Creve Coeur, MO, 63141

PHONE: 314-432-1806

WEBSITE: Creve Coeur Golf Course

5. Forest Park Golf Course (St. Louis, MO)

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The Forest Park (Norman K. Probstein) Golf Course is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis in Forest Park, one of the most spectacular city parks in the country. This historic and beautiful course features three distinct nine-hole layouts that can be played in a variety of configurations. On site is Ruthie’s Bar and Grill, as well as a full-service golf shop and several event and meeting spaces available for rent by the public. This course has been home to numerous championship golf events and was named the 2021 Readers’ Choice Winner for Best Golf Course by St. Louis Magazine. The Forest Park Golf Course offers daily public play, special events, golf instruction and league play.

WHERE: 6141 Lagoon Dr., Saint Louis, MO 63112

PHONE: (314) 367-1337

WEBSITE: Forest Park Golf Course

6. Florissant Golf Club (Florissant, MO)

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The Florissant Golf Club is an 18-hole municipal course located in the beautiful city of Florissant, the most populous city in St. Louis County. Offering a restaurant on site, fully stocked pro shop, and 3,000 square foot deck overlooking the 18th hole, the course is the perfect place to enjoy a day of golf or even host your next tournament. The Florissant Golf Club has been attracting golfers of all ages and abilities from all over the area for over 50 years. They offer open play, camps and clinics, special events and more. 

WHERE: 50 Country Club Ln., Florissant, MO 63033

PHONE: (314) 741-7444

WEBSITE: Florissant Golf Club

7. Gateway National Golf Links (Madison, IL)

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Located just 10 minutes from the St. Louis Arch in Madison, IL, Gateway National Golf Links is the only public golf course in St. Louis with bentgrass fairways. It is an 18-hole course offering stunning views, including the magnificent Gateway Arch. Adding to the unique features, Gateway National Golf Links remains the only true links-style golf course in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. They offer food and beverage on site at the 19th Hole Lounge, public practice facilities, a recently remodeled clubhouse with 7,200 square feet of space, as well as a 2,700 square foot pavilion overlooking the first tee and 18th green. 

WHERE: 18 Golf Dr., Madison, IL 62060

PHONE: (618) 482-4653 Ext. 1

WEBSITE: Gateway National Golf Links

We’d love to hear from you!

Have you visited any of these facilities? What did you love about them? Is there a facility not on this list that you would recommend? 

Please comment below and share your feedback about some of our amazing St. Louis area public golf courses so anyone new to the area or thinking about relocating to St. Louis or St. Charles County can decide which one to visit first!