Sunset Hills Golf Course

2.4268235294 2.4 stars from 5 (96)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6452 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Midwest Junior Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Collared or mock turtle shirt. Denim is allowed, but no cut-offs or frayed jeans. No Tank Tops or T-Shirts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6452 yards 69.8 117
White 72 5966 yards 67.0 113
Yellow 72 5666 yards 67.0 113
Red (W) 72 4902 yards 67.0 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 2.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 96 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

50 out of 96 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for beginners locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Will never play again"


MTabor21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is below average at best and the manager was rude and unprofessional. I will not play here again.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 11/03/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, MTabor21. We're sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't up to par. We've forwarded your comments over to our staff and appreciate your giving us a shot. Thanks for playing!

"Horrible Experience."


u855670286's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course once, in the middle of the winter and it's what you get for the money. However, I recently went in to get a tee-time around 1:00 pm on a Tuesday. I asked to get out for 18 and he was going to charge me $35. I mentioned there's a cheaper rate on GolfNow and he got super defensive and basically told me that if I'm going to book a tee-time through GolfNow ($27) that he will just close the tee sheet out and I won't be able to process the time.

I told him I would just pay the $35 as I was already there, wanted to play and was short on time. So, I asked for future reference of what he was meaning, and why he would do that.... which this is where things turned south. He got upset about potentially losing maybe $7-$8 so much that he started throwing a fit. I was merely trying to understand and this guy was going off. Told me to tell everyone I know about my experience, so here I am. He lost out on the $35 I agreed to pay all because he thinks he doesn't need my business or others.

His words: "It's a private company, I can do what I please."

My suggestion to you: "It's a free nation, go play elsewhere. Shoot, go play Riverside for less money and the same conditions!"

The guy was the manager. I've played A LOT of golf and this was the worst treatment I've ever been given at a golf course. Spend your money and time elsewhere. It's St. Louis, you've GOT OPTIONS!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 10/25/2017:

Thank s for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that your experience at Sunset Hills wasn't up to par. We appreciate you leaving your feedback and have forwarded your comments over to our staff. Thanks for playing.

Commented on 10/25/2017

Thanks for taking the time to respond? You seem to act like you care now, when the gentleman that supposedly ran the place, couldn't give two hoots about a customer.

Good luck watching those 1 star reviews grow.


"ok course"


yogi60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens are good condition but very slow. fairways are not in very good condition. tee boxes are bad.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 09/18/2017:

Hi yogi60, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We appreciate you giving us a shot and hope you consider giving us another one in the future. Thanks for playing!

"Worse than ever"


Cale6657498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has fought through flooding and ow worship changes for years. Right now is by far the worst it has ever been. The grounds are unkept and it appears they are letting the rough grow uncontrollably. This is not a links style course so it makes no sense why they allow this other than lack of experience and/or lack of finances. Save your time and play Riverside or another nearby course for the same $$.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 09/18/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the course conditions weren't up to par during your round. We appreciate you giving us a shot!

"Worth The Money"


alanramsey90's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Perfect weather

Reviewed on

For $30 I can not complain about the course too much. The fairways were in decent condition considering the dry spell we have been in. The greens could have been kept up better but I have seen worse.

Many fairways are wide enough to allow error and greens are not too difficult to read. The rough was not overly bad. There are a few holes with hazards which you need to lay up. It was fun to play and worth the money.

The staff was nice, their choice of food is limited but tasted okay.

I will play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 10/12/2017:

Thanks for the great review!

"The course was in pretty good shape"


yogi60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was decent but the greens were too slow. Good shape but slow. Other than that, good round at reasonable price. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 09/09/2017:

Thanks for the review and feedback about our greens, yogi60. We love hearing from our golfers. We hope you consider giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!


golferjw2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tea boxes were hard as a rock. No Marshall to keep play moving.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 09/09/2017:

Hi golferjw2000, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the course conditions and pace of play weren't up to par during your round. We appreciate you giving us a shot!

"Value and good course condition"


BRLodgeman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than the tee boxes being a little dry, the course was in very good condition. The greens are true and pretty good considering the course can be flooded at times. Fantastic value for the quality and the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 08/23/2017:

Thanks for the review, BRLodgeman!

"Stay Away!!"


Drkwng1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Worst experience I've ever had. The lawnmower was broke so the grass was so long that you couldn't find your ball. I lost 6 balls in 4 holes and all shots were in play. I quit and went to clubhouse and was told no refund and. I raincheck. I was also told they knew about grass and forgot to tell me. What's even better is I check my bank account the next day and find out I was double charged. No one will answer at the clubhouse now. Unreal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A journey in lost balls"


beffae's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course layout and clubhouse were both fine; however, as another reviewer wrote, it appeared nothing but the greens has been mowed in quite some time. A drive could be hit down the center of the fairway, and you couldn't locate your ball in the high grass. Even at some of the greens beyond the "green surface", there was grass probably 4-6" tall, so you could literally be on 'the fringe", but the fringe was so tall, it was very difficult, not to mention frustrating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Mow the grass"


u000006553595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Do yourself a favor and play somewhere else. This course was in absolutely terrible shape. The rough was 6" tall in places it shouldn't be. I actually lost a ball pin high off the side of the green in the rough. I went inside to speak to the manager and he wasn't in. I asked the employee why it was in such bad shape and he said they had a broken mower, but I'm not sure if I believe that. I asked when the manager would be back in and he said the following day between 10 and 2. I called the next day, he wasn't there. I left my name and number and still have not heard back. I will never play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible Experience - don't waste your money"


MandyW's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The grass had not been cut on the course in probably 2 weeks. We lost 3 balls in the fairway because the grass was so high and another 4 balls in the rough. Everything we hit was in play, but you could not find your ball unless you stepped on it. We only played 4 holes because we were so frustrated at how high the grass was and the inability to find our balls in the fairway. Upon returning to the club house we complained and were told that the mower had not been running for 2 weeks. Since we were not told about the course conditions when we paid the $50 for 9 holes, we asked for a refund or a raincheck to play another time when the grass was cut , but the kid was rude and refused to provide either. We will never play this course again!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000006682066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 08/23/2017:

Thanks for the review, u000006682066!

"course stinks"


mgs1putt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played there often in the past, but because of the recent flooding the course is a piece of manure. Mud, standing water. the greens were receptive but putting was difficult with the thousands of ant mounds on all of them. I consider myself an above average golfer but even I had difficulty hitting off sunbaked mud fairways. Unfortunately I brought my girlfriend with me and she had a horrible time trying to adjust to these conditions. Your website should have told of these condition and I would have never played there and won't in the future. Wish I could get my money back. The woman at the counter seemed to careless.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your money"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worse course I ever played . Clothes and clubs covered in dirt, didn't even play all 18


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Sunset Hills GC"


Ludwick47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Staff was very nice. Course was consistently a 3 star course in my opinion. Good for a layer back outing. Shot an 88.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 06/14/2017:

Hi Ludwick47, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear our course didn't meet your expectations but are glad to hear the positive feedback about our staff. Thanks for playing!

"You get what you pay for"


JAB58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is inexpensive because it's not well maintained. There is very little grass and lots of weeds. The greens are slow and had recently been aerated which was not communicated. For $15-$20 it's okay to knock some rust off your game in the spring. Otherwise there are better options.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills Golf Course on 04/10/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to review our course. We're sorry to hear the course conditions were not up to par. We appreciate the feedback and are working to improve our course conditions. Thanks for playing Sunset Hills Golf Course and we hope you give us another shot in the future.


Luarie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills on 03/22/2017:

Thank you! Please come back and play us again soon!

"Not Sure"


Rick9886908's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in early March, windy. Very tight fairways, tight course. First time playing there, may try what seasonal golf is like there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"December Golf"


srbright2721's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great day when your playing in December!

Course was in good shape a little wet .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills on 01/03/2017:

Thanks! Please come back and play again soon!


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