Far Oaks Golf Club

4.0561529412 4.1 stars from 5 (204)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6926 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 419 Old Collinsville Rd, Caseyville, Illinois 62232, Saint Clair County
  • (618) 628-2900
  • (618) 628-1382
  • www.faroaksgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Bob & Kye Goalby
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Zoysia
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 204 Reviews
5 stars:
89
4 stars:
87
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

190 out of 204 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Cold Day, great experience"


u4410118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was one of 3 golfers on the course. It was pretty cold and fairly windy. I bundle up and it doesn't bother me nearly as much as slow pace of play on a warm day. This is a solid track, with a variety of challenges throughout. I didn't think the greens were in great shape. They had some crabgrass and I didn't think the ball was rolling very consistently but we've had horrendous weather so that's a factor. It's an easy drive from STL and is absolutely a course I would visit again. The prices are typically pretty high, I caught an amazing hot deal so we'll wait for that to come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Far Oaks March 2018"


rickhanson1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Excellent course in great condition. Greens rolled well for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007865715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
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Played it many times. Have always loved playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Far Oaks in February"


u000007826557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
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For the end of February the course was in great shape! It had rained heavily for 3 days before I played and the course and greens drained really well. I play all over the area and Far Oaks is always on my list of favorites. Shot makers course but very fair and you can score well there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Far Oaks Jan 31st 2018"


rickhanson1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shap. Although the greens weren’t Green, they rolled really well. Only issue was the condition of the bunkers. Great weather day for end of January.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not prepared for nice winter weather"


u3815210's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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Reviewed on

We had played at Far Oaks a couple weeks back and had a fantastic time; winter golf at its finest. Yesterday, however, the weather was beautiful and they were sold out. Course still in good condition, but not so for the carts. We had TWO carts die on the course, meanwhile a line of golfers at the club house were still waiting for a cart.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004953752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"1 of the Best, and greens back to awesome"


u972776115's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Have always loved everything about Far Oaks and it's great to see the greens back to perfect shape again. Not sure what happened earlier this summer, but the greens back then were in terrible shape. Not anymore!!!! All the greens were fantastic as they usually are and expected to be. Will be back again and again to enjoy this gem.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hole IN One #6"


Kycat56's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed on

When I walked into the clubhouse I opened the door for Hall of famer Marcus Allen,! The young guy in proshop was very nice along with the starter. The greens were horrible,putts bouncing all over, fairways and tees in great shape! I got a hole in one on # 6, at the turn I went into proshop to see if they gave anything away for this feat, older guy was in there around 2 pm he said no and was somewhat rude!!!! It had been 17 yrs since my last hole in one at the Orchards, they gave me a nice plaque to insert ball.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth a return visit"


btrues's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My friend and I played on a Hot Deal, so the price was right; we'd never played Far Oaks before.

Unfortunately, they had just punched and sanded their greens for fall aeration, so that detracted somewhat from our experience, but you have to do that to keep your greens healthy.

I liked the course, but I did get tired of the same type of green structure throughout: every green was a forced-carry raised platform, with little or no opportunity for running the ball onto the surface. The fairways are nice and wide, with very good quality zoysia for great lies. The bunkers looked like they had not had any attention for several weeks. Note to staff: if you don't have the resources to properly care for bunkers, let them become grass bunkers. I also got tired of all the blind tee shots on the Back 9, but that's the way the course was designed. For us, this is a once-a-year course on a Hot Deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"FIX YOUR BALL MARKS ON THE GREENS!"


Chris9087922's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
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This is a great course that gets a lot of play, and it shows. The greens are whipped and there’s no reason it needs to be this way. Starter should educate players on what it means to keep pace of play, and how to fix ball marks on the greens. There are several that are really beat up and it’s sad because this is such a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



fan51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



LCahoon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jwiswim's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor greens and poor pace of play"


TBlood's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A gorgeous afternoon for golf was spoiled by a close to six hour round. There were no marshalls anywhere to speed up play. No drink carts, either to help while away the 5-minute waits on the tee that started on the first hole and got worse as the round proceeded. Maybe that's because everyone was 3-and-4-putting the pock-marked greens where no one apparently cares about repairing ball marks.

Very disappointing round in what used to be one of my favorite courses to play on the Illinois side of the St. Louis metro area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing"


Exlion's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Had two groups of four, and spent over $500 and pro shop person only lectured us on pricing and on line pricing, then rented clubs and they shorted us in the set, no apologies, no thanks, rude, greens were horrible, divots everywhere, guy watering green sprayed green as we played, was a puddle, even got us wet, some water coolers were empty, holiday weekend and seemed like they it was a bother for us to be there, certainly wasn't crowded, so thought they might be appreciative we were there, very dissatisfied


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Front Nine Warms you up and The Back Nine Beats Your Brains Out. Great Layout and good conditions considering all the rain. It's a must Play. Down side course has no Marsahls and the pace of play is ridiculous . Four groups on one tee-box on multiple holes.........Really Bad Kind of ruined the round. F+ for the Course staff ...!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course in my top 5 public."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

I love this layout, It contours well to the eye and the greens are challenging. The Only aspect Of This Course I dont like is I don't get TO play it every day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



13dustin's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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