Annbriar Golf Course

4.7142941176 4.7 stars from 5 (189)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6863 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 189 Reviews
5 stars:
150
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

184 out of 189 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"First time on this course"


patton71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout,had a nice round. I’m sure when the weather warms up this will be a super place to play a round of golf. I’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome course!"


Daniel1349220's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a great deal on this course which is why i was abke to afford to play there and I am glad I did. The course is beautiful! We had nobody in front of us or behind us so we were aboe to take our time which was awesome! Highly recommend this course! I am a broke college student so keep the Hot Deals coming and I will be able to get there again!!


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



u678824379's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



GOLF1962's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
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


"Green grass coming"


foodland3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for the tail end of winter

Numerous places grass was starting to green up


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, not enough regulation on slow play"


bslk35's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love Annbriar; it is one of the top public course in the St. Louis area. Fortunate to have a 50' day in January to play some golf at a great hot deal rate for a foursome at noon on Sunday. Unfortunate to have a BRUTALLY slow pace of play on the course. The front 9 took 3 hours. The workers said there was a slow 4-some a few groups ahead of us, however there was also 2 2-somes that would not group up together. When we called the pro shop they said they couldn't make them play together (which seemed strange to me) but said they would get a ranger out to move things along. We let a single play through thinking he'd get to join, but the 2-some refused like some bozos. After playing/waiting 2:30 hours we saw the staff head out when we were waiting on the 8th tee box to move things along. Again, Annbriar is one of the top courses in St. Louis, but this was a disappointing round (5+ hours) and certainly a let down.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Padayclub's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another great round at Ann Briar"


Myrle6441924's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took advantage of a great Golf Now Hot Deal for my last 18hole round for the year. Conditions were excellent for end of December. Greens putted moderately fast and true. The staff was very friendly and we played in 3 and 1/2hours. All in all, a great end to the golf year. Couldn’t find anything to complain about.


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


"The best"


foodland3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best public course in Saint Louis area

Nuff said


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


"Love this golf course!"


u000005178118's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have changed a few Of the holes to make easier play—#11 comes to mind. Really enjoyed the day !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"STL golf gets NO BETTER than Annbriar"


Chris9087922's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is just fun on just about every hole. Greens can be tough, scenery fantastic, and the golf is as good as it gets anywhere within an hour of STL.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A beautiful and challenging course"


u000001541034's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Annbriar is a jewel as one of the best courses in the St Louis area. Two challenging nines - one with open dunes style and the other of the wooded variety. The scenery is beautiful, but you have to stay sharp because the layout can be very challenging. Nice practice facilities - driving, putting & sand. The staff in the clubhouse is very friendly and welcoming, and don't forget to eat at the grill because the food is really top notch...so many choices! Highly recommended to recreational and serious golfers.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Greg2827489's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"Outstanding - Highly Recommended 4.5 stars"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My first time back to Waterloo since 2002 to experience this out of the way Southern Illinois gem near St. Louis. In wonderful shape except for a few wet sand traps....greens were rolling wonderfully minor aeration marks/ball marks but overall excellent and a lot of fun. Greens are rolled every morning and their first tee time is 8am (they don't let anyone out prior). Annbriar is extremely well designed, lots of golf eye candy and keeps your interest throughout the round. The back nine especially so. The 11th hole dog leg right par 4 simply put is one of the most beautiful holes you'll ever ever encounter with fall colors nirvana. Framed by amphitheater of trees your elevated tee shot must be struck with care as a creek/water hazard winds completely down the left side of the fairway bends right into the fairway at about a 160 carry or so and the backs off way left again which is where you need to aim.... but then the creek completely crosses the fairway at about 110 yards out and winds to the right side of the green with a small pond. The hole is almost Augusta National like .....standing on this tee box first timers your mouth will be agape and mine was again 15 years later.

All the accolades aside, I do have to downgrade because walking the course is near impossible and you're going to encounter some of the most dangerous cart driving and cement cart paths imaginable. The cart paths are extremely slick there are a ton of ups and downs, slopes and sharp curves and so you have to pay 100pct attention at all times....it's a cart driving test even for professionals (getting the cart around in one piece might be more difficult than the golf course) so 1/2 a star off. 3 holes cart path only due to wet conditions including the 11th and 18th holes mentioned above.

Practice trap/putting area near first green with another green by the clubhouse. Decent driving range. Small proshop with a smokehouse restaurant that gets some nice reviews. Didn't notice if full locker room facilities exist (don't think so).

With the site being so close to the Mississippi river don't be fooled Annbriar is far from flat as pancake the designer Hurdzan had some wonderful topography with elevations to route this gem. Fun par 3's as well as several strong par 4's. A really nice finishing par 5 with uphill approach toward the clubhouse completes your journey.....and you'll want to come back again. Expect very friendly folks and excellent course conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


DHarness's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the beginning of November, course was in great shape besides the bunkers. Highly recommend playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"As good as it gets!"


u000001489128's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This has to be one of the top public courses in Illinois. From tee boxes to greens and everything in between was really in wonderful shape. Keep up the good work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


golfer2127's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fabulous layout, challenging course with a variety of holes. Relaxing round of golf without any road noise or homes nearby. Staff very friendly , great food, I cannot say enough about the quality of this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



CraigZafis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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