Sunset Hills Golf Course

2.7683000000 2.8 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6452 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

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  • 13366 W Watson Rd, Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127, Saint Louis County
  • (314) 843-3000
  • (314) 843-6082
  • www.sunsethillsgolfcourse.net
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Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Bob Lohmann (1989)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

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

Average Rating 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

45 out of 82 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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"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"


usbigd'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


"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!

"Excellent"


u000005565875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very clean and well taken care of. Greens are managed well. I would definitely recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills on 11/15/2016:

Thanks for your 4-star review! Please come back and visit us again soon!

"For the money...fun experience"


Alexowenwilson's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Now, let me preface, this is not a challenging course. Or a beautiful course. That being said - I love it. Be careful to not play it after a big rain...but try it out any other time. Cool par 3s and some rolling hills that punish you for missing fairways. All in all, one of my favorite STL courses for the money...and I've played them all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sunset Hills on 10/25/2016:

Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoy our course so much and we're happy that you keep coming back! Please come back and play again soon!

"2016 golf with son"


u775847073's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I treated my son to a round of golf before he returns to collage...We arrived 45 minutes prior to our tee time to warm up and use putting green...the manager would not give us a golf cart for warm up...he said," don't show up early your tee time is 12:50"...15 minutes before starting time the manager started yelling at us about starting before the scheduled tee time. With only two other golfers starting between12:05 and12:50...I HAVE SEEN THIS BEHAVIOR FROM THE MANAGER IN THE PAST...NOW I WILL NEVER GO BACK NOR RECOMMEND THIS COURSE UNTIL CORRECTIVE MEASURES ARE TAKEN BY HIS EMPLOYER...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible"


u216689508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in terrible shape. Standijg water wss all over the fair ways. The fairways had not been cut in at least a week and the rough was extremely long. The man working the counter also was very unprofessional and rude. I will not be playing this course for a long time.


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


"S H firsttimer"


hoboboy's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a hot day 97*

and I shot a very bad game 117

but I will try the course again soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Shoot low"


Trenton9722917's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a difficult course, good course to really try to shoot a low score. Greens rolled great. Course is very flat so water sits. I wouldn't recommend playing her the day after it rains. I played a solid round so I enjoyed myself.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spend wisely"


bender5x's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is worth playing for $15 or less, 18 holes with cart. Fairways and rough very spotty. Where there was grass the ruff needed to be mowed. The greens were in decent shape though. It was warm and humid and they had three water jugs on the course, no cups, Lukewarm water on top of that. I live in Fenton so for a quick round for under 15 bucks I would do it but no more than that.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging Course- Friendly Staff"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highlight: The staff. Friendly, helpful, they were glad we tried their course. We will be back! AND THE WINGS SERVED IN THE CLUBHOUSE, BEST IN ST. LOUIS!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good condition"


deanwerner's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'd not heard a lot about this course, the little I did hear was not great. Not the case, Fairways were in very good condition, greens were near excellent, not many doglegs, but the rough is thick and there were other hazards, it's a challenge without being overwhelming. I plan on returning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Over-priced golf course"


u172601997's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You should never pay full price to play this very mediocre public course. The water jugs are sparse and filled with hose water. The management does not keep up with refilling the jugs even with 100 degree weather. The price to play such a bad public course should be about $15.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Never Again"


u271627937's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The amount of people they try to jam on the course was insane. There were no tee times, they just sent everyone to the first tee and it caused significant pace of play issues and lots of ducking and making sure you weren't being hit into. The fairways were so inconsistent, some had grass and other parts didn't. The rough was all different levels depending on the hole as well. This was my first and only time attending this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Awful Course"


rrrinks67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a complete GOAT RANCH!

The fairways have no grass, it's just weeds!!

What a joke!!

Please don't go here!

Everything I've written is completely true!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Father's Day Crowd"


mriemer01's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was a little spotty & it's only June. They'd better get some rain or there will be zero grass by the end of summer. Played in 4 hours on a Sunday (Father's Day) & it was crowded so not too bad for pace. There are a couple “interesting” holes (15 & 16). They wind along & over a creek. If you haven't played them before you need to check them out before you hit. It had been a long time since I played the course & I messed them up. The shop & restaurant looked well stocked. I got a good price on GolfNow so pretty much got what I expected.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't understand the negative reviews"


ddob's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My foursome played here on June 17th and I don't understand the number of recent negative reviews. I have played here probably a dozen times over the years, and while it's not Augusta-like conditions, I found it to be in as good or better conditions than in some previous visits. And i say this as a person who's been lucky enough to play some of the more famous courses in the country and can be VERY critical of course conditions. The greens were in good shape, as were the tee boxes. It is true that they were hard and could definitely use watering, but I've seen A LOT worse. The fairways were fine too. Some smaller bare spots here and there, but no worse than average for sure. Course is not terribly difficult, and it's fairly open,, but it's got several really good holes, and if you play from the tips I guarantee even a low handicapper will find some challenge. Don't be scared off by the negative reviews! It's a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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