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4.2
216 Reviews (216)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
84.1%
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193 out of 216 reviews
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4.1
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.8%
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4.0
24 Reviews (24)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
79.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6943 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.5

Stonewolf Golf Club is one of only four courses designed by Jack Nicklaus in Illinois and Missouri and it is also one of his only public access designs. Nicklaus created a shotmaker's layout with a variety of different holes. He also incorporated his signature style of bunkering, which you'll remember for their shape, design, and placement. This is not a golf course where you'll be able to just grip it and rip it. Thoughtful strategy and careful club selection off the tees are essential for doing well. Stonewolf Golf Club opens with a tough trio of holes, ending with a short par 4 that requires a forced carry to a severe green that features a tricky elevation change right in the middle of the surface. There is also a lateral hazard on the left, and five bunkers bordering the right side.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6943 yards 73.5 137
Blue 72 6233 yards 70.2 127
White 72 5820 yards 68.4 123
Silver 72 5258 yards 65.6 117
Front (W) 71 4849 yards 67.8 115
Scorecard for Stonewolf 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: 73.4/136 433 184 323 401 511 202 368 562 447 3431 415 344 595 200 455 519 380 158 446 3512 6943
Gold M: 71.8/132 401 165 310 385 488 184 341 535 424 3233 394 314 567 184 435 496 360 146 424 3320 6553
Blue M: 69.6/130 362 145 297 360 464 165 320 507 395 3015 378 281 542 174 407 484 342 129 403 3140 6155
White M: 67.7/129 350 128 285 342 443 146 301 477 335 2807 354 271 532 164 377 467 314 116 359 2954 5761
Red W: 68.2/114 303 105 102 324 401 113 264 424 311 2347 264 248 463 145 293 392 285 93 319 2502 4849
Handicap 3 17 15 5 9 13 11 7 1 8 14 6 16 4 12 10 18 2
Par 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 15 17 7 9 13 11 5 1 10 14 6 16 4 12 8 18 2

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1997) Bruce Borland

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.2
216 Reviews (216)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 28
Elevation Changes 27
Water Hazards 17
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
A Weekend Splurge 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 6

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Slow play

Stonewolf is going through a lot of changes most are good , including eliminating many sand traps and clearing of trees around some greens to improve air flow. The problem today was there was a amateur tour golf outing booked before our tee time, and our round took 5 hours and forty five minutes to play 18 holes THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE ON ANY COURSE,!! No marshalls and Our foursome may nevertheless return....

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Stonewolf

Greens had been punched, but were fast, very wet and windy conditions . Layout is good fairly typical Nicklaus design. There is a driving range and putting green. Subdivisions are close by. Clubhouse and pro shop are nice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
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Friendliness Excellent
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Too early

Based on other reviews I thought the course would be in better shape than it was. It was fairly early in the season but I was hoping for better. Didn’t help it was cart path only and muddy (rain the day before) and most of the cart paths are nowhere near the fairway, but can’t blame course for that. I’m sure in a month it will be in great shape

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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3.0
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Previously Played

Not worth cost. Shameful conditions

Staff was terrific
Terrible mats for range
Greens were terrible
Most bunkers had little or no Sand
Not worth playing

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fabulous course

Excellent from the tee box to the greens. Staff wonderful.
Absolutely best course in the area for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Iowa stop

Always try to play a Nicklaus course on our trips, again not disappointed, very cool layout with turns to the right and left, some holes you had to think about your shot before you pulled the trigger. Greens were great, nice speed, fairways used zoysia grass allowing the ball to always be sitting up. If in the area, stop and play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Stonewolf

Course was challenging and fun. Tee boxes and fairways in great condition. A lot of the greens have issues.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Course needs work, especially the greens.

Love this Nicklaus golf course, but the greens this summer have been in terrible shape. Today the greens on the back 9 were just awful- lots of mud patches and no grass areas on and around the greens.. Bunkers were also in very bad shape and not tended to by grounds crew. Hopefully the staff puts more work into fixing this gem of a course, most especially the greens. Last year 2017 Stonewolf much better than 2018.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Great layout but condition leaves much to be desired

Played as a single today. Course had a decent layout. In fact , many blind shots making it challenging being a first timer there. In there defense , they have received much rain and it looked like they were working on the bunkers so there was ground under repair issues. I’ve played other courses around here that are in much better shape and get more play. Greens were in need of care. I would play here again with the hope that they take care of the course better.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Front nine a little beat up

We started on the back 9 which was in great shape. Unfortunately the front 9, which had some awesome hole layouts, had some really beat up greens. Would love to play the course again when the front 9 is in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the Drive

I hadn't played Stonewolf in a couple years & was blown away with course conditions. It has always been a great layout & when it opened the Nicklaus design was one of the nicest courses around the area, but the last few times I've played it the conditions were subpar. This year it is spectacular! Fairways & greens were perfect! They had just had a couple inches of rain so there were some wet areas & the bunkers were a little wet or hard, but other than that it was great!

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

Must Play Course

Stonewolf, for me is one of the top 5 public courses in the St Louis Metro area. Both fairways and greens are in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good layout

There was a fivesome ahead of us which surprised me that it was allowed but no Marshall present to direct traffic

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course

Even though the course was wet it was very playable

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Stonewolf

Ever since Management put Kerry in charge here 2 years ago the course has been getting better and better. Even with the last 2 weeks of 90+ heat the course is in excellent shape and Jack himself would approve of the subtle changes being made to improve the bunkers . If you haven't played here it needs to be on your top places list soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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