Forest Park Golf Course - Hawthorne

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4.1
131
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
96.1%
Recommend this course
117 out of 129 reviews
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4.1
7
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
11
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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Holes 9
Par 35
Length 3047
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
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Forest Park Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Champions 35 3047 yards
Yellow/Tournament 35 2805 yards
Blue/Gentry 35 2398 yards
White/Forward (W) 35 2087 yards
Scorecard for Hawthorn / Dogwood
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 68.3/119 387 179 415 184 381 516 299 536 150 3047 6187
Yellow M: 65.4/110 W: 70.6/117 358 158 387 166 352 493 276 481 134 2805 5605
Blue M: 62.4/104 W: 66.9/111 309 136 340 133 285 404 258 427 106 2398 4865
White W: 62.5/99 248 114 304 110 197 377 240 403 94 2087 4210
Handicap 13 7 1 17 11 3 15 9 5
Par 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1912
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens L-93 Bentgrass
Architect Hale Irwin (2003) Robert Foulis Stan Gentry (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.1
131

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 12
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Elevation Changes 15
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 24
Locals 22
Walkers 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 34
Near Local Attractions 22

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Interesting Layout

Played early Sunday with my daughter on Redbud/Dogwood routing. The Rebud was the more interesting of the two with some cool holes with elevation changes. The Dogwood was the flatter of the two and wove through marshes and grasses. Zoysia fairways were a plus. Rough was sporadic with multiple types of grass. Greens were fairly slow with numerous ball marks (an expected mini trait

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice Course...slow play

Despite the brutal summer, the course was overall in pretty good shape. The fairways were excellent, and sand traps were in good shape. The greens were hit and miss on their conditions. Some desperately need work, but inconsiderate players are probably the source. That can also be said for the pace of play. I was a single with a cart and my front nine took forever. The course was pretty busy. A group of three with one walking should not have been allowed, and they never let me through although I was at a much faster pace despite playing poorly. This should have been policed. Because of the multiple courses, my back nine was different than others, and my pace of play was where it should be. It also didn’t hurt other plays had the respect to let me go through. I will play again. A word of advice to anyone unfamiliar with the course, you either need to go during an off time or make sure you have all day. It will take you that long.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hawthorne

This was first time at FoPo in along time. Course was in excellent shape. Staff was very friendly and played 9 holes in 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. Would definitely go back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Forest Park

Played Dogwood and Redbud and the courses were in the best condition since I have been playing there. Greens were in great shape, fairways were incredible, and tee boxes were great. I played at Golf Club of Wentzville the following day and Forest Park was in much better shape. Sand Traps still need some work but I shouldn’t be in there anyway. Would recommend these courses to everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I enjoyed the entire experience! Great employees in the clubhouse bar/restaurant

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Forest Park GC - first round of spring

Course is still brown (Zoysia) from winter and the aerated greens were a bit bumpy and unpredictable, but overall the beautiful weather made it a great round of golf to start the season. The biggest challenge (for me anyway) was the large number of bunkers around the course. I ended up playing out of at least 5 bunkers. We played Dogwood and Hawthorn to make up our 18. Good course close to home.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

The Jewel of Metropolitan golf in St. Louis

When I get a chance to play any of the golf courses at Forest Park for a good rate I'm pleased. I usually play cheaper courses. These courses are beautifully designed and well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hole in one

Great winter weather, lucky space in the winter cold to get out and play. Watched an old guy pop his cherry with a hole in one on the 8th hole of the Dogwood course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Still in great shape for this time of year

Given that it is late in the season and Forest Park receives a significant amount of play, this course remains in fabulous condition. The tee boxes and fairways had few divots and the greens overall had minimal ball marks. My only complaint would be the greens had sand on them because they are getting ready to aerate them this week.

Forest Park remains one of the most underrated courses in St. Louis and is a great place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid

Course has a pretty dope vibe. Good mix of technical and forgiving holes. When I played greens were pretty forgiving and average condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Forest Park - Hawthorn & Dogwood

I enjoyed the round. The pace of play was perfect for the day. I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprise

I always assumed that this course would be run down like every thing else in the city, boy was I wrong! This is one of the nicest courses in the St. Louis area. Definitely put it on your use play list for this year

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun Track

Beautiful weather and good course conditions made for a nice day of golf. Play was slow as they do not pair-up players enough on the course. Course conditions were VG considering this is a frequently visite city track. I enjoy playing this once a year and would be disappointed if this was my home course. A you can slip in a round here and have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

People problem

The course itself is nice enough and challenging, but because it's in Forest Park there are people EVERYWHERE. We had people walk across the fairway in front of us at least a dozen times and there was an annoying drone overhead for 3 or 4 holes plus the whole course is really loud with the traffic congestion.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Forest Park

Underrated course in St. Louis. Above average conditions for courses in St. Louis, especially given the amount of play this course gets. Course is very fun to play with a different flavor on each nine. The only thing this course could benefit from is a starter or on-course ranger to encourage faster play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great new lay out

I learned to play on this course. This is the first time I played on it after the redesign. I can not wait to play it in the summer when the trees are green and the fairways are green. Greens rolled very fair for early spring late winter conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty good municipal

I live close to the park and play here all the time. Conditions could be better but it's a fun time.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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