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3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
81.6%
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207 out of 234 reviews
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4.1
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4.0
Layout
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4.0
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4.6
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Layout
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Pace
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4.6
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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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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
234 Reviews (234)

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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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course condition. Great layout.

Nice course for a public track. With hot deal it was a steal at $16. Greens had spots on them and little bumpy but good fast speed. Just some areas of dead grass in places in fairway also. But for the money it’s a good value

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fungus Amongus

Every green afflicted with fungus a real bummer. Super crowded for a Tuesday at noon. Had to go off of 10, 5 minute wait on every tee, no rangers in sight. The STL bumpkin still doesn’t know how to fix ball marks! We played the back 9 a second time due to no less than a dozen waiting to go off of number one!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Unfortunate Conditions On An Excellent Nicklaus Layout

I wish someone had warned me of the poor course and green conditions on GA. You can tell this is a nice Nicklaus layout, BUT the greens are in severe need of fungus remediation. The greens are largely black and green and un-puttable. The bunkers are not maintained consistently from hole to hole. I wanted to like this course but couldn't. I hope they get it together.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course!

Great course challenging for all player levels. Jack Nicklaus SIGNATURE course! Nuff Said!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great couo

What a treat, tough Nicklaus design it doesn’t have to be long to be difficult!
Couple of greens showing some stress but overall excellent

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in bad condition

I have played Stonewolf many times over the years and have always enjoyed the course....It has always been worth the money and hour drive to play....today was very disappointing.....the greens were the worst greens I have played all year and many of the sand traps were close to unplayable. Won't be going back until I am assured things have improved.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A hot deal turned into a smokin good time.

Bought a hot deal at a, comparatively speaking, smokin hot price. I would happily play the course again and again. For four average to below average golfers we like that it was challenging but not overwhelming. Tee boxes were in good shape and the fairways were solid; no large dead patches on either. The rough was not Pevely farms horrendous. Some of the sand traps were hard as concrete but that is to be expected to come degree. The green rolled fairly and evenly, not quick not slow. Overall, we had a super good time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

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....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Greens need help

Like many courses in the area, the greens are in rough shape. They weren't as bad as I expected, but putting was a little difficult. I only paid $18 for the round so I'm not upset by the conditions and I knew what to expect. The pace was slow due to a foursome holding up the threesome in front of us and a few doubles and single behind us. We could have used help from a marshall, but it seemed like only one person was working yesterday.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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