Stonewolf Golf Club

4.3842176471 4.4 stars from 5 (188)
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
85
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

171 out of 186 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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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Nicklaus St. Louis must play"


u972776115's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always, management does a fantastic job of keeping the facilities, course conditions and custoner service superior and in the top tier of St. Louis golf courses. One of the nicest clubhouses around, and a terrific pro shop that seems to always have amazing sales and deals- so I keep on buying goodies. Always recommend to my golfing buddies, and at minimum I play the great Stonewolf at least 1 or 2 times per month. Always look forward to coming back to this gem.


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



Darrell4884418's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


ploomis777's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very nice with good greens and a challenging layout. It is a good but not great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001979367's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Once great course now in disrepair."


u000003706475's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course several years ago. The layout is awesome. The back nine is super tough. Very narrow with many trees many blind shots lots of elevation changes. Now the course seems old and tired. Many ball marks on the green beer cans right off the Teebox discarded in the rough. You can tell a lot of yahoos now play this course due to the value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play"


kragan56's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course let out 3 twosomes on a busy Sunday. Group ahead of us would not tee off until the group ahead of them was on the green. People complained to clubhouse but a marshall never came out to speed up the group. 4 hour 45 min round of golf is way to long


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stonewolf golf experience"


u003733819's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a Nicklaus design. The fairways have challenging and strategically placed bunkers and there are hidden hazards. The greens are challenging in size, are well protected and will test your green reading skills. The terrain is undulating with lots of elevation changes and greats vistas. The course and greens are well maintained. A great golf experience. Can't wait to tackle it the second time knowing the challenges!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Keep it up"


irishfan007's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has been good this year. The super added several fans to keep the greens in good shape. This course is in better shape now than Far Oaks. The greens are good and being taken care of. That seems to be a problem in our area where the greens are in horrible condition at other courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


u943636356's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is one of my favorites in the area. Great design and makes you use every club in your back. Played on a Saturday afternoon, so I understand the course is going to be crowded, but it took us 5 1/2 hours and didn't see a ranger once. If you are putting that many groups out - you can afford a ranger to help with pace of play. Last comment - greens are true but very slow. Probably only rolling at 8-9 (fuzzy), a course with this great of layout needs to keep the greens up to match this great layout. This experience won't keep me from playing it again, but the greens and pace of play made for a very long day..


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"1 of the best in metro- St. Louis"


u972776115's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top tier golf experience in the greater St. Louis area. The only Nicklaus course in town, and the staff does a great job of keeping the entire course in top conditions. Clubhouse and proshop are among the nicest around.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best Course"


aarongoldberg's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in immaculate condition from tee to green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


bnaile1s's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017

Reviewed on

I would definitely recommend this course. I showed up for an 8:21 Tee time. The weather forecast was saying rain, and the guy in the pro shop told me to go off immediately and beat the rain. As a 3 some we played in just over 3 hours, the way a round of golf should be played, quick and efficient. The course was in incredible shape. The green were not the quickest but true. The fairways were really nice and I enjoyed the layout. I played the blue tees and it was a lot of irons off, which is different from most courses that tend to be so long. I loved the layout, and conditions. I will definitely be back. This may be my new favorite course in the Metro-East area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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