Annbriar Golf Course

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4.7
242
5 Stars
193
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
95.0%
Recommend this course
232 out of 242 reviews
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4.6
53
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 53 reviews
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4.7
87
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
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3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.3%
Recommend this course
82 out of 87 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6863
Slope 136
Rating 72.8
Type Public
Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo is one of the top 10 golf courses in Illinois. The course was built on rolling farmland covered with native wild grasses. The layout eases you into the challenges with a links-style front nine that is less demanding than the back nine. The fairways are invitingly wide but if you miss them, you'll be faced with thick fescue. The back nine takes advantage of the surprisingly undulating terrain, which is unexpected since just across the river the land is almost totally flat. Annbriar's signature hole, the par-4 11th, was voted the best hole in the St. Louis area. From an elevated tee, golfers enjoy a stunning view as they play down into a valley. This hole is also the no. 1 handicap hole on Annbriar Golf Course.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 72 6863 yards 72.8 136
Blue 72 6517 yards 70.9 129
White 72 5946 yards 68.1 123
Green 72 5446 yards 64.1 112
Green (W) 72 5446 yards 70.6 118
Red (W) 72 4792 yards 66.4 110
Scorecard for Annbriar
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yellow M: 72.9/132 361 435 385 193 535 388 165 426 495 3383 408 398 368 383 509 172 466 173 603 3480 6863
Blue M: 71.0/126 337 395 373 190 496 378 155 415 475 3214 382 404 353 356 492 151 446 147 572 3303 6517
White M: 68.2/120 W: 73.9/128 304 364 343 174 489 349 138 400 427 2988 361 352 321 309 467 133 388 132 495 2958 5946
Green M: 66.1/113 W: 70.6/118 281 340 310 155 463 313 118 354 401 2735 342 328 299 283 424 126 314 122 473 2711 5446
Red W: 66.4/110 225 289 275 116 434 287 75 283 384 2368 310 266 258 251 368 109 292 109 452 2415 4783
Handicap 16 10 14 6 2 8 18 4 12 13 5 15 7 9 11 1 17 3
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Zoysia
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.7
242

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Elevation Changes 11
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Family Golf Trip

Three of us met at Annbriar golf course to golf and spend time together. We absolutely loved this course and we even golfed 18 holes in a light rain all day! So glad we selected this course to play. The owner sat and visited with us after our golf round. So interesting to hear his story and the development of this course. We wish him well and thank him for creating such a beautiful place! We will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 10/15/2018:
Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Truely a great layout and beautiful course. Will play again for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A solid place to play.

Annbriar Golf Course is a nice track to play. The front nine is very solid and easily walkable. The back nine has some exciting holes but walking it is not recommended. The 18 is definitely memorable and worth coming back to play.

The maintenance of the course on this date was fair but not to the high standards that previous reviews made me expect. The fairways and tee boxes were fairly shaggy, as well as the greens. It was obvious that the summer heat had taken its toll a little bit but there’s nothing you can do about that. The bunkers had plenty of sand but hadn’t been worked that day by maintenance and players also failed to take them after play. Even with these things, the course played well and was fair.

I’m not sure if this is the best public course in the St. Louis area, but it is definitely worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 10/08/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and are happy to hear you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9-26-18 Review

This is the 3rd or 4th time I have played Annbriar Golf Course over the past several years. I live in Charlotte, NC. and I'm here visiting my father. So while I'm in town I usually play 3 rounds, and the first time I played Annbriar, it became a must play course. The fairways have been immaculate along with the the greens everytime I have played. The bunkers were hard packed due to recent rains on this years round, but have been very good in the past and I'm sure those will get attention soon. The staff has always been good to me and also worked me in on my first 2 trips as a walk in. I only have good things to say about Annbriar and we will see you next year!

J

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/27/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Annbriar best around

I'm a member at Gateway National which bills itself as the best public course in St Louis...and it is a great course but I can tell you, if I lived closer to Waterloo I would become a member there !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/26/2018:
Hello, thank you for the great review! We appreciate your kind feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great weekend

We had a two couples foursome on our first visit to Annbriar. We had a great experience at Annbriar. I had seen reviews on Golf Advisor and thought our foursome would enjoy the course. My partner and I live in Kansas City and our friends in Racine, WS. So it was no small effort to get there, we're all happy that we chose to do the trip. We played Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd, 2018.

We thought the course was in great condition. Fair but a challenge. Fairways are generous, you don't have to hit every tee ball down a bowling alley to be in play on you second shot. Many holes give you a risk/reward opportunity to challenge the course. Contoured beautifully to let you enjoy the wetlands and beautiful woodlands on which the course is set.

The course was not busy on Sunday, we teed off and never had anyone behind us. The only other players we saw were holes ahead of our group, a truly relaxing round of golf with our good friends.

After our Sunday round, we sat out on the patio for a couple Gin and tonics and cigars (at least the guys). The club owner, Bill Nobbe, was walking around the clubhouse and upon seeing strangers sitting outside, came over and talked to us for some time. He sat with us at our table and told us the story of building the course. Even told us a risque little story about the construction of the course. We had a great time and will be planning a return trip next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/27/2018:
Hi James, thank you for taking the time to leave us a such a detailed review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed a couple of rounds with us and hope to see you again for another one soon. Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best in St Louis area

This place is absolutely fantastic. Read some reviews that said it was in bad shape, they must have been somewhere else. Will be back ASAP

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/24/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your comments about our course conditions and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/20/2018:
Hello, thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
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
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/17/2018:
Hi tniederkorn, thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Usually good but not today

paid $25 for 18 at 1pm but by 5pm the pace of play was so slow I only finished 11 holes before leaving. At one time there was 4 different groups on the tee box. Bunkers were not rank and hard packed. Greens were tall and very slow.

Conditions Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but Fair

My wife and I just played the course for the first time. Staff was very accommodating and very friendly. Course was in GREAT shape and set up very well for all the tee boxes. (Which my wife very much appreciated). We will be back and looking forward to it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/10/2018:
Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your rounds with us at Annbriar. We hope to see you again for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

My Favorite Course But Things Are Slipping

Annbriar has always been my favorite St. Louis area golf course. However, myself and friends were very disappointed on Labor Day. Hopefully, this was just a bad day and things are not slipping at Annbriar.

First. They need a starter. We were delayed by 30 minutes because of some small outing was not getting off in time.

Second, the tee boxes had not been mowed in awhile.

Third, the greens were shag carpet. I know it has been a tough year for greens but you have to cut the greens lower.

Fourth. Busy, hot day on Labor Day. No beverage cart on the course.

Fifth. The service in the clubhouse has always been decent. Today, no one coming to tables to get our drink order or ask us if we want to have lunch.

I bad day for Annbriar. I would have been embarrassed to have raved about your course (which I have always done) and brought a guest out.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 09/07/2018:
Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We’re sorry to hear that your round with us was anything short of 5-stars. These are not the expectations we strive for at Annbriar Golf Course and hope you reconsider returning for another round with us soon. Thank you for playing!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slowest pace of play ever

Course was in good condition. Not 50$ a round condition, but fair for the price I paid. Knew going in the course would be busy since all the tee times were booked up but still unacceptable for a round of golf to take 5 and a half hours. Tee'd off at 905, almost 10 minutes behind our scheduled time. Played the first 3 holes on a decent pace, then bogged down. From #4 going forward we waited on every tee box and approach shots to the greens. Finished the front nine in 2 hours 35 minutes. Once on the 10th tee we were stuck behind 2 groups, from there until we made it too 17 we watched the group in front of us tee off. On 17 & 18 we watched the 2 groups in front of us tee off. just a few minutes shy of 3 hours to finish the back. No marshal speeding up play which might of helped but at least it would have showed they were interested in keeping things moving. Tee's and fairways were good. Greens were bumpy, good speed but too bumpy to get a consistent line. Green surrounds were rough in some places with a few being sodded recently. Rough was thick but fair and the traps were in good shape if people would just rake them. First time I played and not a very good first impression. Nothing kills a good round of golf like slow play. Unsure if I would return or not this year.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 08/30/2018:
Hi apguseman, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round. Our staff does their best to monitor pace of play during our busier days, so we apologize it wasn't up to your expectations. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon with us. Thanks for playing!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

10 Stars

One of if not the most beautiful courses I have played. Course was perfect, greens were rolling smoothly and layout was excellent. It gets as high of a rating I can give plus 5 stars. Great Course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 08/14/2018:
Hello, thank you for the kind review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing #AnnbriarGolfCourse!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Another perfect Annbriar day

All was good--greens, fairways, sand, tee boxes. Just a great place to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 08/08/2018:
Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing #AnnbriarGolfCourse!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 08/07/2018:
Thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing #AnnbriarGolfCourse!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best In St. Louis

My favorite course to play in the St. Louis area. Course was in good condition. A must play if in St. Louis.

My only concern is a large sycamore tree which guards the left side of the 13th green has gotten too big. If your drive is perfect and the pin is left, the tree blocks the left side of the green. The

tree needs to be trimmed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 08/17/2018:
Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Annbriar Golf Course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow

Course was amazing especially when you hear the story about the course. Staff was amazing, amazing I say.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 08/07/2018:
Hi Casey, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and are staff. Come back and see us for another round soon! Thanks for playing #AnnbriarGolfCourse!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rather be working

Pace of play so slow; no Marshall. Poorly organized. Staff no friendly and really cannot be bothered. Waiting on every shot. Tee box’s not mowed. The front is boring and every hole the same. I will select other courses in the area next time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cool course, green and pretty

I enjoyed the course. Fairly easy and unusual layout parkland and links. I felt amenities were poor, range awful. The staff was lame. Not friendly and counsels the care less. I will go back. Greens little slow and fairways thick

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Annbriar Golf Course on 08/06/2018:
Hi Chinesefir, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear your round with us was anything short of 5-stars. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing!

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