Far Oaks Golf Club

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4.0
227
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
85.8%
Recommend this course
208 out of 227 reviews
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4.0
25
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
80.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 25 reviews
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4.0
36
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6926
Slope 133
Rating 72.1
Type Public
Far Oaks Golf Club in Caseyville has a unique layout with a front nine that is designed in a Scottish-links style and a back nine that plays through rolling woodlands. The links holes are framed with native prairie grasses and wildflowers while mature oak trees line the fairways on the back nine. There are plenty of elevation changes throughout the golf course, making it hard to find a flat lie. Mounding and strategically placed bunkers lurk treacherously along the greensides and there are also several holes with water. Far Oaks Golf Club is a challenging course that demands accuracy, which is most apparent on the 10th hole. Although it's not the longest par 4 on the course, it is still challenging thanks to a slew of bunkers that border both sides of the green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 6926 yards 72.1 133
Championship 72 6521 yards 69.8 128
Club Regular 72 5649 yards 67.6 119
Forward (W) 72 5137 yards 70.0 113
Scorecard for Far Oaks Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.1/133 507 175 590 437 422 142 386 169 545 3373 423 427 396 195 541 356 185 406 545 3474 6847
Blue M: 69.8/128 477 161 581 420 400 130 335 150 525 3179 392 407 360 185 521 340 175 382 530 3292 6471
White M: 67.6/119 467 145 526 380 380 117 320 134 500 2969 374 390 330 150 486 320 145 342 496 3033 6002
Red W: 70.0/113 400 124 479 300 303 103 267 112 448 2536 296 299 320 125 450 264 120 290 390 2554 5090
Handicap 4 12 2 10 16 8 14 18 6 11 7 9 15 1 13 17 3 5
Par 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Zoysia
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob & Kye Goalby

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.0
227

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 21
Elevation Changes 19
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Locals 18
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 20
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 9
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5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Beautiful course but some bad greens

This course is beautiful & in a beautiful setting. Fairways are in great shape. There were several greens that are definitely in need of repair. It was hard putting on these because of their condition. Hopefully they will repair these soon. If I do recommend this course I will tell them about the greens. I would like to play here again but will wait till the greens are repaired.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible condition

75% of the greens you can’t even putt oN. Every bunker is unplayable. Place has gone downhill FAST. This used to be one of the better tracks in the metro area.

They need a sign in the pro shop or when you call they need to notify you the course is in lousy condition.

They have installed fans on most of the greens. Whoever thought of the placement of these fans must be blind. Some of them sit right in front of a green side bunker. So if the bunkers were playable, you have no shot with a 5 ft fan directly in your way. Example #2 upper right green side bunker

Also, none of the players are fixing a single ball mark out here. Every green was littered with ball marks from the hacks out here. Do your job as a golfer and fix your mark and another one. That does not happen out here.

Not sure what is going on here, but won’t be coming back here for a year or so until they can figure out the conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 08/26/2018

Used to be my favorite course in the area...unfortunately, not any more!

Still love the layout...but the greens were TERRIBLE!

Should notify the players about condition of greens.

Also, waited twenty minutes in line to pay, computer issues. Then the starter put the group scheduled behind us in front of us, even though we were early...went downhill from there!

Not sure what happened, but hope they can bring it back...what a shame!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst Greens of the Year

They have completely lost their greens. I can't believe it. I'm not sure if it's a fungus or a disease, but the greens are shot. They aren't burnt or under watered. They are just a mess.

The fairways were perfect. The rough was above average for St. Louis in July.

Once they get the greens back, it will absolutely be a 5 star review.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent layout cursed by lousy greens

Fun course, but the greens are in atrocious condition. Fairways were in good shape, and the layout makes for a fun round. Another problem was that there was an outing that started 30 minutes before we teed off, made for a longggg round. Shouldn’t have available tee times until the outing was over. Definitely not worth the price of admission. This is a $30 course at best.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Disappointed - poor condition

On my recommendation, my friends and i decided to play Far Oaks while on a weekend golf trip to the St Louis area. The course was in very poor condition the greens were full of crab grass. The tee boxes were not much better than the greens The second tee box was the worst I’ve seen this year. I was embarrassed for recommending the course to my friends. For $50 I expected much better. Lastly, we were rushed on to the first tee box early. Then the starter sent out a 3-some and 3 consecutive 2-somes immediately after us. Of course we spent the day letting them play through. Why not pair up the 2-homes. I doubt we will be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Reynolds
Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is home to six truly distinctive golf experiences all in one location. Along the shores of Lake Oconee, five legendary architects have left their signatures providing club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a disappointment!!!!

We played yesterday (7/22/2018) at Far Oaks. My friends and I were on a weekend golf trip to the St. Louis area. I recommended Far Oaks over some other courses because I had played there 15 years ago or so. I was embarrassed about how much I had bragged on the course. The greens were in very bad shape lots of crab grass. The Tee boxes were not much better. The tee box on the second hole was the worst I've seen this year. Lastly, we played on a Sunday morning and the starter seemed rushed to get us onto the tee box early. Subsequently, after our foursome they sent out a 3-some and the then 3 consecutive 2-somes. Why not pair up the 2-somes? Its a weekend why are they pushing out 2-somes during prime playing hours. We ended up having to let 2 groups play through. We most likely wont be back to Far Oaks

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

Normally, Far Oaks is pristine. Today, not so much. Greens were poor, tee boxes a mess, fairways were ok. For the money spent today, kinda disappointed.

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

Marshall

Took my group 4:27 and we were told to hurry up. Says it should take 4:30. Tee’d off relatively early and behind a twosome, but if the Marshall doesn’t understand that then I’m not sure he knows what his job is.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor

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