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3.7
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
74.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 45 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 7013 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.9
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Governors Run Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Horrell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
45 Reviews (45)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
Bunkers 7
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Z man

Course is in good shape, worth the price. Pace of play slow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Governor’s run fairways and greens are in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Has Gone South

I played Governor's Run for the first time this season. I've played it several times in the past and it's always been a very nice course. Times have changed.

The course is in horrific shape and speaks to the financial straights management is dealing with. We played on a Thursday afternoon and the course was a ghost town. Literally barely a car in the parking lot.

The course was in terrible shape. Weeds popping up through the greens, dried up bunkers and terrible grass and weeds near the fringe.

The worst part of it all is they are still charging prices you'd expect from a higher end course. The normal rate was $37.00 but we got the senior discount of $26.00. Keep in mind this was at 2:00 pm.

If you've already played this course recently, you don't need this review to tell you how bad of shape the course is in. If you haven't played in in a while, don't waste the time and gas to drive out there. There are too many other courses in the St Louis area that are a joy to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

gr1

Every green except the putting green is over taken (30% or more) by crab grass. Most tee boxes have 10-20% of grab grass.

This is August. The course is barely playable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Has gone downhill :(

This was always our absolute favorite course in our area. So, we were disappointed to find the course having some problems. Most of the greens had water grass on at least 30% of the surface making putting rather frustrating. Tee boxes were average at best and several of the red tee boxes were burned out and placed temporarily in the fairways. One positive--most of the zoysia fairways were in good shape!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition

Course is’nt in good condition. Fairways ok, around greens poor, greens ok, roughs horrible. Overall very dry and not well maintained. Disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice fairway and greens

Nicely conditioned zosia fairways and greens were above average and roiled very well. Blue tees where all moved up and we're having work done.

Pro shop is non existent and you check in at the bar for your round.

In summary good golf with average experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round!

Always enjoy this course. Greens were in great shape, fairways in good shape, some tee boxes being worked on due to heat stress. It's been dry and hot. Overall course in great shape. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We drive for over an hour to get to this course. Hope to play it a couple more times this year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Like the Course

I hadn't played Governor's Run in over a decade. I knew I wouldn't remember the holes so I got the course guide book before my round. It helped but didn't show a few obstacles that were on the course, (creek/ditch, water areas). It wouldn't have mattered if I could have kept the ball in the fairway. It was pretty dry and the ground was hard in most places, making a good shot run out further than expected and putting a misplaced shot deep into trouble. I do like this course and would have hit a few different shots had I known the hole layout. Overall, a very good course at a respectable price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Quick 9 before the storm

We had gone to Carlyle Lake to ride bikes & play golf. We rode for quite a while around the lake then ate & went to Governors Run. We heard on the radio that a big storm was coming so we only played 9. I hadn't been there in several years & didn't even know if it was still open. We found that it was in great shape & we enjoyed our round. Unfortunately, the weather report was correct & it was getting dark & thundering or else we would have played the back. We'll have to got back soon! Course has interesting holes with many hazards. Not one those back & forth courses!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Enjoyable outing!

The course was in great shape considering the amount of rain that has fallen in the area over the past two weeks. The grounds crew did an amazing job. The staff was friendly and courteous. I have always enjoyed playing Governors Run.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Down hill

Used to be the best course around. But lack of maintenance it is terrible. Back steps falling down and sand traps look terrible. So sad it used to be beautiful. It was a great course to play

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

Nice course

Layout is def tricky and you need to google earth it while you play it the first time to have an idea of where some hazards are. Fairways are in phenomenal shape, greens not so much. Bunkers were not prepped (Wednesday afternoon) and were barely playable they were so firm. Greens were soft and fast but the grass was in poor shape. Def worth a try for everyone. Great course for players that hit it shorter. I hit my 3i off the tee more than my driver, but my partner hit driver on almost every hole.

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

Great course

We were surprised at the good shape of the course in winter! The weather was great, and while the ground was a little soft, it was not muddy. The fairways and greens were in great shape and I enjoyed the variety of the holes. I am an OK golfer, and the course was not intimidating at all. I can't wait to play here when all the ornamental grasses are green.

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

Great Day!

I was expecting the course to be in much worse shape Considering the amount of rain we had. I thought the greens were great and the fairways were in great shape too. The gentlemen at the clubhouse was extremely nice. I really like this course in the summertime. My one complaint would be the tree in the middle of the fairview on 17. It definitely makes the hole challenging but in my opinion it needs to go or be trimmed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Golf in January

Got lucky with a 60 degree day in January. First time playing the course. Decent layout but play the middle tees would like to get back down in the summer and play the tips I would guess it would pretty challenging. Not fair to comment on conditions it was January. From what I could tell only a few goofy holes. If you haven't played it before water will sneak up on you. Overall enjoyed the course and would play it again hopefully in the summer.

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

Great course

This is a super nice course with most holes being secluded from the others so you're not on top of another group if you miss the fairway. Greens were great, nice carts, and smooth concrete cart paths

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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