Acorns Golf Links

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4.4
155
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
97.0%
Recommend this course
151 out of 155 reviews
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4.4
35
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
42
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.2%
Recommend this course
40 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6701
Slope 125
Rating 72.3
Type Public
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Acorns Golf Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6701 yards 72.3 125
Blue 72 6256 yards 70.2 121
White 72 5839 yards 68.0 115
Yellow 72 5497 yards 66.8 110
Red (W) 72 4623 yards 67.0 105
Scorecard for Acorns
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: 72.3/125 403 350 347 374 576 195 503 363 160 3271 392 355 185 559 425 201 386 528 399 3430 6701
Blue M: 70.2/121 385 343 320 335 560 130 466 344 149 3032 360 336 170 520 399 180 359 525 375 3224 6256
White M: 68.0/115 358 300 303 325 558 120 435 310 125 2834 342 331 150 465 380 160 317 510 350 3005 5839
Yellow W: 66.8/110 331 311 261 285 535 105 430 290 120 2668 330 326 128 460 365 136 300 484 300 2829 5497
Red W: 67.05/105 300 230 230 225 443 78 394 260 87 2247 300 288 86 400 310 94 246 426 226 2376 4623
Handicap 5 7 17 13 9 11 1 3 15 6 12 18 16 4 8 14 10 2
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Ebeler (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire, shirts must be worn at all times, no tank tops.

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Reviews

4.4
155

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Forced Carries 14
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13
In the 'Burbs 9
Convenient to the City 6
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Latest round at Acorns

I play well over 100 rounds of golf a year and most all of them in the St Louis area, probably 6 rounds at Acorns. Acorns is always , always, always in pretty good shape and is the most consistent Best Buy golf course within 40 miles !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

relaxing round

enjoyed the round and loved the fairways the greens put me to the test it has been a long time since playing there and a bit of a drive but would love to get even with a few of the greens some day soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A gem amongst the corn

I was pleasantly surprised by the course. I found myself driving down some country roads lined with corn fields. I wasn’t sure what I would find out here. The course was in very good shape from tee to green. The round took about 4 1/2 hours to play on a mid-week at mid-day. I would have liked a little quicker round. Other than that is was a great deal for the price. I would go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great as Always

Very consistent standards at this course with maintenance and personnel. No better value in the area.

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

Tons Of Potential

I have just recently moved to the area and have been trying new courses every weekend. I noticed that most courses that claim to be "Links Style" courses, are not actually designed that way. This course has more of a links style feel than any of the other courses I have played that make this claim. The tee boxes are in need of significant repair and most traps either have no sand, little sand, or are not raked at all. The fairways are wonderful and the Zosia grass allows for a wonderful lie any time you find the fairway. The greens ran slow but were in great condition with little to no damage. The layout is great and the potential for this course to compete with places like Annbriar is very high; just a few simple improvements will get this course to that level. I look forward to playing this course again in the near future, hopefully with some of the suggestions I've made being implemented.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the drive

Got bored on a Monday morning and made the trip over to play, alone. Was well worth the drive. Booked a 1050 time, showed up about 1020 and took right off. It was a bit overcast that day so the temperatures were great for mid summer. Fairways were great, tee boxes only had 2 with some issues, and the greens were some of the best I have seen this year. Course was well maintained. Playing alone I figured I would end up catching up with another group but never ran into anyone until the 18th fairway. Played my round in about 2.5 hours. Well worth the trip and will go back again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

This course has always been a hidden gem. First built to compete with a local 5 star course Annbriar, Acorn does. Some manicure care is needed around a few holes, tee boxes and club house for providing a more scenic atmosphere but, some wouldn't notice or care.

Staff is friendly as were other golfers we encountered. Its a drive if you don't live fairly near but, worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course. Greens are in great condition. Fairways are starting to dry out. Never a bad day at the Acorns

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

Very nice course

The course was fun to play. It was in great shape and the greens ran very true. My friend and I enjoyed playing the course very much.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but too far

First time playing at Acorn. Green were in excellent condition. However, if you don't know the course, there are lots of blind shots. From downtown St. Louis, there are nicer courses closer. Probably will not make an effort to go back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Links in the Country

I'm always impressed when I play Acorns. I think the greens are always in great shape. They aren't challenging greens but they roll really well. The course has a mix of everything. But it's a bit of a links course, where you can run balls up to the hole and it's a bit of a shot makers course. It's very short from the white tees, under 6k yards so it's one that if you usually play from the white tees like myself you really need to play from the blues, otherwise you'll be using driver, wedge for the entire round. Pace of play has been excellent every time I've played. The only issue is the distance from STL otherwise I'd play this course all the time.

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

Excellent Course

This was a really nice course that is player friendly because of the lack of trees. The fairways, rough, and greens were in really good shape compared to courses I have played this year. Will be back

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

Good Value

Greens are in excellent shape, rolling well and moderately fast (golfers, PLEASE repair your ballmarks. I fixed at least 3 on every green). Fairways starting to get brown, but overall course is in good condition.

Fun course. Fairly short, several severe doglegs that require layups, several lakes.

Excellent staff, nice clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course, good value

Greens and fairways in very good condition, especially for this time of year. The course layout is a nice mix of holes you can score on and very challenging holes with high level of difficulty. Amenities were very good and a nice menu is available for after your round. Have played here several times and will definitely be back.

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

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