Stonewolf Golf Club
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.
|Front (W)||71||4849 yards||67.8||115|
|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|
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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....
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.
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
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
Excellent from the tee box to the greens. Staff wonderful.
Absolutely best course in the area for the money.
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.
Course was challenging and fun. Tee boxes and fairways in great condition. A lot of the greens have issues.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
There was a fivesome ahead of us which surprised me that it was allowed but no Marshall present to direct traffic
Even though the course was wet it was very playable
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