When the summer season arrives, more individuals go out to their local golf course to play.
This article reviews five local golf courses in the St. Louis, Missouri area. I have played all five of these courses. They are not listed in any particular order. All courses listed below are for public use. Each website below has a map location to assist you with directions.
Quail Creek Golf Club: (314-487-1988) This is a par-72 course that covers 5,500 to 7,000 yards. Weekday rates are $42, weekends $49. There are special rates for seniors of $26 for 18 holes Monday through Friday. All rates include riding. This course is located just off of Interstate 270 and 55 on Tesson Ferry Road. It is in the SW part of St. Louis county. They open at 6 a.m. during the summer season. You must reserve tee times in advance. This course is under new management.
Tapawingo Golf Course: (636-349-3100) This 27-hole course is located in Sunset Hills. It is in the SW part of the city. It is on Watson Road just off Interstate 270 and 44. Rates are $60 for 18 holes and $37 for 9( Monday through Friday). The cart cost is included. Weekend rates are $10 more. There is a discount for ladies and seniors. They are $28 and $43 for Monday through Friday only. This course is a beautiful course with many water and wooded areas to play through. Tee times are required.
Forest Park Golf Course: (314-367-1337) This 4 sets of 9 hole courses is located at 6141 Lagoon Drive in forest Park. The course is just minutes from the Gateway Arch in the heart of the city. It is one of the oldest courses west of the Mississippi River. The rates for this course was not published. They vary with the season and weekdays. Although this is a public course, it is often loaded with tournaments.
Normandie Golf Club: (314-862-4884) This club is located at 7605 St. Charles Rock Road in St, Louis. It is an 18-hole course. The rates vary from tee off times. Later tee times are cheaper. They go from $22.50 to $35.50. There are discounts for seniors at certain times of the day. You can book with or without a cart. They also have caddies available. This is one of the few public clubs that has caddies available. The people that manage this course are some of the best golf professionals I have ever met.
Eagle Springs Golf Course: (314-355-777) Built in 1989, this is a 27-hole course that covers a total of about 7,800 yards. It has a par three 9-hole course, too. The first 18 holes is a 72-par course. Walking rates go from $17 to $32. Riding rates go from $25 to $35. There are special rates for seniors every day of the week. Rates will vary on weekdays and weekends. Cart fees are $6.50 for 9 holes and $13 for 18 holes. This course is 22 miles outside the city, to give you that relaxing country atmosphere. Eagle Springs is located off westbound Interstate 270 at Veterans Memorial Country Club. Tee times are required beginning at 6 a.m.
I never like playing the same course more than once a year. I enjoy the challenge of seeing something different every time that I play.