Stonewolf Golf Club

4.3539058824 4.4 stars from 5 (201)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6943 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

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  • 1195 Stonewolf Trl, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208, Saint Clair County
  • (618) 624-4653
  • (618) 624-7169
  • www.stonewolfgolf.com

Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (1997)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Zoysia Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 201 Reviews
5 stars:
88
4 stars:
85
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

182 out of 199 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Must Play Course"


freddywamba's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good layout"


u752835169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u752835169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Even though the course was wet it was very playable


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001385020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stonewolf"


u000007826557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Watch for Specials"


Godsword's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



tomthesween's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



yoon2k10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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


u000004332938's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed 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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Very quirky opening stretch"


blairduckworth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Quirky"


Michaelbuell's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"must play"


billskosky's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Champion"


u000001385020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Jacks Signature"


u000007826557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A truly challenging course."


buckeyeLou's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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Reviewed on

If you enjoy a challenging course for all levels of golfers, this course is for you. Plenty of sand in the right places, several narrow fairways, large grade changes, plenty of woods make ball placement a necessity. Have fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course has a lot of Bunkers"


mikegeluck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
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Reviewed on

Played this course quiet a few time still in could shape.

for being January


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Must Play"


marczimmank's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

woke up sunday morning to my phone ringing 6am, boss needed me to come into work on my day off. I had booked a noon tee time, went to the course expecting to be sent away. They guy behind the counter said he could get me out as i had to leave at noon. Was hoping to get a bucket of balls, but thought that might be a stretch and i would have to take the green fee i paid online as a loss. he even offered me a rain check for 9 but i said no thanks, best customer service i have ever had from a golf pro and I play 100 rounds a year.

First time playing, greens were in perfect condition for december, fairways were dormant but the lies were still great, i played rake and place in the bunkers b/c they were super wet, went out as a single and everyone let me play through, finished in under 3 hours. Even the lady at the tern was awesome.

If this course was in San francisco where I am from it would cost 200 to play and would be a 6 hour round on sunday. I am here for 6 months of work and will be back, if its this nice in December Its gotta be spectacular in the spring/summer/fall, cant wait to go back.

and thanks to pro for getting me out!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


omcgolf1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stonewolf was fine for early November golf. GolfNow deal was to low to menation. Nice course but have played better layouts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



doughester's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


MarkFlesher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Reviewed on

This is a great courser to play. It has carries off the tees and you need to make sure you hit it straight. Fairways and greens in great shape. Lots of rolling hills.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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