Stonewolf Golf Club

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4.2
207
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
89.1%
Recommend this course
186 out of 205 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
19
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.9%
Recommend this course
15 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
26
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.6%
Recommend this course
22 out of 26 reviews
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About

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

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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
207

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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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
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
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
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Course, Watch for Specials

A drive from St. Charles, but a solid course design. I had a Golf Now coupon that made it more of a value since I normally will not pay a $45 greens fee. This course makes the golfer shape the tee shot to navigate most of the par 4's. Greens were in great shape, just a little on the slow side. The only negative was that the bunkers were really baked dirt, not sand. Otherwise, from the appropriate set of tees, this is a solid test of golf for all but the elite players as it is only modest in length.

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

They do a great job at Stonewolf. Course in very nice shape and is a challenge for all handicaps. Great value!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fallen on hard times or what’s going on??

Tee boxes, fairways & greens OK for the most part, but cart paths are broken and crumbled and the bunkers have fallen into SHOCKING disrepair!

This once-proud gem now looks like a disheveled rundown muni track. It made me sad.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very quirky opening stretch

Good golf course overall. Greens were pretty shaggy with a lot of poa. Bunkers appear to be under construction. Overall a good value. Course gets much better after the first 4 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quirky

This course requires several rounds before you would know what the do. For example, I had no idea what to hit off the first tee. It said I had 240 yards. I hit a soft drive and was 30 yds long, in rough, severely downhill lie to and uphill green. Traps were a mess. Waited on every shot on a weekday. Too much is just blind.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

must play

great golf course .. has challenging holes and a variety of tight holes to generous landing spots.

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

Champion

One of the top 3 courses in the Metro East. No food available after play on a Spring day so had to go elsewhere.

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

Jacks Signature

Stonewolf has been getting in better and better condition in the last 2 years under their newer head pro Kerry. The grounds crew was working on reconstructing and shaping many of the bunkers and have recently airated the greens. The course with all of the recent rain should be fantastic this spring.

Very fun and challenging layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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