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