Public Golf Courses in St. Louis, Missouri

Business travelers and vacationers often hit the links for a round or two of golf while traveling. The city of Saint Louis, Missouri, has more than 25 public golf courses in its greater metropolitan region. Several of these, including two Golf Digest four-star-rated courses, sit within the city limits.

Tapawingo National Golf Club

Golf Digest gives Tapawingo National Golf Club a four-star rating. The course has three championship nines arranged so golfers can choose any two to create a full 18-hole golf experience. Each of these Gary Player-designed courses is a par 36. Of the three courses, the Prairie and the Meramec have the largest water features; the Woodlands is on primarily wooded terrain.

Tapawingo National Golf Club 13001 Gary Player Drive St. Louis, MO 63127 636-349-3100

Pevely Farms Golf Club

Pevely Farms Golf Club received a four-star rating from Golf Digest. The Arthur Hills-designed course sits in the Meramec River Valley and features 18 holes covering over 7,100 yards on the championship tees. The manicured zoysia fairways and bent grass greens appeal to golfers of all skill levels. The 18th hole, called The Terminator, has a severe dogleg to the right that requires an accurate shot combined with distance, providing a challenge for even the most experienced. The entire course is a par 72.

Pevely Farms Golf Club 400 Lewis Road St. Louis, MO 63025 636-938-7000

Normandie Golf Club

As one of the oldest public golf courses west of the Mississippi, Normandie Golf Club offers golf enthusiasts the chance to play on historic Robert Foulis-designed greens. Originally opened in 1901, the course features Bermuda fairways and undulating greens that the staff keeps in pristine condition. The 6,500-yard, par-71 course has a particularly challenging seventh hole, which gently doglegs right, requiring precision on the first two shots to make the par 5.

Normandie Golf Club 7605 St. Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO 63133 314-862-4884

Forest Park Golf Club

Forest Park Golf Club features three nine-hole courses, which Robert Foulis designed in the early 1900s. During an update in 2001, Stan Gentry redesigned the course to keep Foulis’ basic elements in place while modernizing the course’s look and feel. Golfers can pair any two of the three courses to create a full game of golf, and each course is a par 35. Forest Park Golf Club has a driving range, golf school, clubhouse, restaurant and pro shop.

Forest Park Golf Club 6141 Lagoon Drive St. Louis, MO 63112 314-367-1337

Quail Creek Golf Club

Quail Creek Golf Club offers St. Louis players a Hale Irwin-designed par 72 championship course. With Bermuda fairways and bent greens, the course has hosted USGA tournaments and a qualifier for the U.S. Open. Experienced players appreciate the slope rating of 141 from the back tees on the 18-hole course, which ties Quail Creek as one of the two most difficult public courses in St. Louis. The course features a full-service restaurant and bar, T.D. Morris-led golf school and pro shop.

Quail Creek Golf Club 6022 Wells Road St. Louis, MO 63128 314-487-1988


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