Far Oaks Golf Club

4.1912352941 4.2 stars from 5 (219)
  • 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 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 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 219 Reviews
5 stars:
98
4 stars:
90
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

204 out of 219 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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Reviews


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"Disappointing"


Dan3453650's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Marshall"


Richiepia23's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Always in the Top 3 in the area to play"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall it's the course to play when you want a good outing. Rarely is this course is bad condition, if it is other are much worse.

Haven't played in a few years, they removed the GPS from the charts.Not a show stopper by any means.

If you are a weekly golfer, I suggest playing the BLUEs, the WHITE tees are very short. They are listed at 5600ish but they seem to play closer to around 5400.

I used 4, 5 and 6 iron off the WHITE tees 80%. My second shot after that were only 150-170 out after starting with irons. *why i said seems shorter*

Great course to learn how to play smart, if you pull a driver or wood out each tee box you can get into trouble quickly make this a *challenging course*

If you play smart golf it's a *moderate course*.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u694549524's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course in great condition. Some greens were a little rough due to unrepaired divots, but that isn’t the courses fault. Great course, will definitely be back!


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



u752835169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Pleased"


MIke2522867's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course nice people/staff looking forward to going back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always in top shape"


mwebster04's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love golfing Far Oaks. It is always well manicured and the layout provides enough tricks for experts but is not impossible for new golfers. The rough is rough, but you get true lies on the fairways and true rolls on the greens.


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


"I like this course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast greens but very consistent . Fairways are getting better. Two singles jumped in behind and in front of us on 10 tee, not a good plan.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tniederkorn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


uEHYQ2283EH's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My favorite course not a bad hole great greens beautiful farways


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


"Far Oaks"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition right now and I got a great deal on Golf Now which made for a perfect midweek outing


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


"Would never pay full price"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were patchy. Bare spots around the greens. Great layout. Need course Marshalls enforcing pace of play. Bunkers were mud, truly disappointimg. Would never pay full price to play this course $60+on a weekend. Paid $30, about what it's worth.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Far Oaks"


debtbuyer7's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing Far Oaks. Couple holes are a bit odd but fun to play. Was just surprised the course wasn’t in better shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very creative course-fun"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging but fair-sand traps and bunkers not ready yet


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


"Fun Course but not the pace"


u571460116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing Far Oaks. Overall, I enjoyed the course. There was a great variety of holes requiring some skilled shots, but still with areas of forgiveness. The course condition was ok, but the weather prior to my visit has likely contributed to it. I suspect in the next couple weeks it will be amazing. The staff in the clubhouse left a lot to be desired. The older gentleman at the desk was not friendly and didn’t provide any guidance to cart location or if we had to wait for a starter. The pace of play was slower but tolerable on the front nine. The back was a disaster. A foursome should not have had to wait on the group of two ahead of us like we did. Some monitoring to keep the pace was necessary. I plan to play at this course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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



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