Far Oaks Golf Club
|Club Regular||72||5649 yards||67.6||119|
|Forward (W)||72||5137 yards||70.0||113|
|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|
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.