Crystal Springs Quarry Golf Club
Crystal Spring Quarry sits perched atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley. In 1888, the quarry was established and named after the crystal clear springs that meander across the landscape. Over a century later the historic quarry was transformed into a stunning 18-hole, public golf course. Mature forests surround three sides of the course and the fourth is bordered by Creve Coeur Park. The terrain was carefully preserved to the point that playing a round almost feels like wandering through a nature preserve. The protected wetlands, vast lakes, and meadows covered in native grasses were deftly utilized in the design. Water is naturally a major element of the golf course but there are also strategically placed bunkers along the greensides. It is a challenge, but five sets of tees make Crystal Spring Quarry more accessible for different skill levels.
|Warsaw (Black)||71||6827 yards||73.2||129|
|Plattin (Gold)||71||6331 yards||70.3||125|
|Choteau (Blue)||71||5891 yards||68.0||116|
|Choteau (Blue) (W)||71||5891 yards||72.8||121|
|Fern Glen (Red)||71||5208 yards||69.8||112|
|Burlington (White)||71||4698 yards||66.7||106|
|Black M: 72.2/127||440||188||405||236||436||137||410||517||441||3210||536||420||144||361||198||442||420||535||390||3446||6656|
|Gold M: 69.8/125||415||170||380||210||397||127||350||497||386||2932||509||410||129||336||186||414||401||500||360||3245||6177|
|Blue M: 67.8/120 W: 73.3/127||380||155||355||173||377||115||320||477||364||2716||470||390||119||323||174||384||367||470||333||3030||5746|
|Red W: 69.8/113||350||127||333||140||320||99||279||409||345||2402||445||310||109||286||166||340||329||432||288||2705||5107|
|White W: 67.1/108||315||98||285||126||300||89||259||384||282||2138||390||283||101||262||145||305||317||374||275||2452||4590|
Much Improved Golf Course
I haven't played the Quarry at Crystal Springs in awhile. They removed the uphill (old #1) and added a new hole (par 3, 6th hole). A much better course now. They have made the fairway wider on #11 but still it is a very difficult hole.
The course conditions were very good. It was a little strange. The greens were very firm (hardly a ball mark was made) and your approach shots rolled out but they putted really slow. The sand in the bunkers was terrific.
Place of play was outstanding. You did not tee off until the group in front of you was on the 1st tee. We never had to wait the entire day.
I liked the new changes and the course conditions. A very good course to play with a price under $50 on the weekend.
Great value and the course was in great shape.
The course is challenging from the gold. Greens were fast and in great shape. Back 9 was a but more challenging.
Glad you enjoyed the challenge at The Quarry at Crystal Springs! Thanks so much for playing and we hope to see you back real soon.
Unpleasant Staff and Management
Course is just ok--nothing special. I have been most surprised by the people who work there--crabby, unfriendly. I keep thinking I am just catching them on a bad day, but seems to be a pattern. You get the feeling that you are bothering them. Management is particularly rude. Not my first time there, but it will be my last.
Excellent course, don't go during rush
Sorry but booking foursomes every 10 minutes does not work. So if you plan on playing this course during peak times allocate 5 hours minimum.
I like the course, the fairways and tee boxes are excellent for the most part. Challenging layout for all levels. For such a nice course no one seems to fix divots so the large and undulating greens are spotty.
Not a lot of elevation changes. Lots of water. Lots of sun on 10-16 be prepared.
The staff isn't really friendly here. I had a rain check and they wanted me to pay 17 cents. When I said I'd have to go get 17 cents they decided it was ok. I received the rain check because it took 1 hour to play three holes when I went while they were busy.
I forgot a polo shirt in the back of the cart and went back to get it when I realized, before driving away, it was in the trash.
I like the course, but not the staff or pace of play when busy.
Hadn't played CSQ since they revised the layout. (Old layout had the turn at the current clubhouse.) Overall, the course was in good shape. A few fairways had some bad patches or ground under repair. Greens and tee boxes were surprisingly hard given all the rain we've had (not that it was a problem, just an observation). The house with the bathrooms, water & vending had 3 water jugs and no water on a very hot day. That wasn't great.
We had a regular playing in our foursome, so that was helpful in navigating around the course, but a word of advice to those playing for the first time, lay up or play to the front of the green. Nothing good can come of going over the greens on most holes. Also, the new layout does not have a "turn". You just keep playing, so stay hydrated.
Course was in ok shape. Greens were rough with lots of ball marks. Half of the tee boxes had little to no grass. Fairway had bare spots. Not worth the price. There was no water at the turn or anywhere else on the course.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our course, your feedback means a lot to us, always. We are always working to improve the conditions to ensure our golf course is in pristine condition. If we missed a spot we do apologize, please do come back see us soon, let us know how we can make your experience better while in the shop before/after your round.
A Pleasant Surprise
The course was well kept and greens, for the most part, stayed consistently quick. After driving past the landfill and the Hollywood casino, I was expecting the worst. But as I looked down the fairway of the first hole, all I saw were trees, lakes, and bluffs. I never saw "urban" on the course. It was a real treat. We got a GN Hot Deal for $20. It was well worth the $20! The fairways and greens are in good shape. The tee boxes are "used". We also saw some new tee boxes under construction. Should be a few weeks before they are playable. The green's crew was out in force putting in new mulch and cleaning the garden areas. The course looked nice! The clubhouse is small. I guess the old clubhouse was destroyed by a tornado a few years back. There is also a nice outside patio to enjoy a 19th hole brew. Never had a beer cart find us on the course. It was a Wednesday afternoon though. Lastly, the driving range is huge, with both a covered section and uncovered section. 18 holes took us 3 hours and 20 minutes to compete, which added to our enjoyment. Lastly, some of the fairways can be narrow, but most are forgiving. Bring a few extra balls for the water around the course. Overall, I will play this course again.
Hi! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your round at The Quarry at Crystal Springs. We are always working to improve our conditions and playable areas so that we may offer you the best of the best in golf. Come back and see us real soon. Thanks for taking the time to review!
mostly above average
The layout and views are awesome. Three par threes in the first few holes unusual. Fairways and greens in great shape. However the tee boxes were barren in many spots. It seems that their grill is closed.
Hi there, thanks for playing The Quarry at Crystal Springs! Glad you made it out. Come back and see us again soon we're so glad you enjoyed your round and the conditions out here. It gets better every day!
Good Value esp. for a holiday
Everything was good at the course from the staff to the course. Will return often, have a bunch of balls I still have to find.
Hello and thanks for taking the time to review our course, so glad you got to experience The Quarry at Crystal Springs! We hope to see you again and we can supply you with some brand new golf balls at our pro shop. Thanks again and see you soon!
I booked this tee time for me and a friend, we enjoyed ourselves greatly. The course was in great shape and there wasn't anyone for a couple of holes in front of behind us. I highly recommend this course.
Hi Scott, thanks so much for coming out and enjoying our golf course The Quarry at Crystal Springs, glad you had yourself a great time on your day out golfing! Come back and see us soon.
This course looks great. It has fun challenging holes. The greens were in poor conditions and not one beer or food cart the whole time.
Hello and thanks for taking the time to review The Quarry at Crystal Springs. We have informed our staff, crews and team of the concern here and are working towards pristine conditions both on the greens as well as the frequency of service, i.e. refreshment carts. We thank you for coming out to play our course and hope you return very soon to see the improvements we have made on your next round!
The nice golf course close to home (my home)
One of the beautiful golf course in town. The difficulties of the course is intermediate, which good for everage golfer. The fairway is wide. The green is kept cleaned, except in the winter there are lot of ducks wastes.
I have been playing here with my friends many many times. And I practice a lot at the driving range.
Exellent course with a bit of a challenge
The Quarry is one of those little gems you find when your not expecting it. I have played this course many times now and I keep coming back. The driving range is fantastic, the staff super cool, and they have some great instructors too. The fairways are fairly wide and forgiving but the course can still be challenging. I have lost quite a few balls here. Not overly difficult but nonetheless I find it a challenge anytime I'm not hitting perfectly. It's also a beautiful course, especially the back nine.
A friend from out of town wanted to play while here and since the course is easy to get to, chose a great time for golfing. Even though leaves were falling the course was very playable. Everyone enjoyed the outing.
Great weather and conditions.
The course is in excellent shape with the greens in superb condition.
Not worth the Rate
This was the second time I've played here but first time in a very long time. It was not worth the $45 they charge on Golf Now which is usually a cheaper rate in the first place. From tees to the greens it was just in bad shape. The bunkers have sand from what seemed to be the beginning of the season making them hard as Clay. The tee boxes were uneven with chop and bare in many cases. The greens had raised cups and items that cause your ball to veer off course at any moment. The fairways were good in some cases but were not maintained to not have your typical areas of big ruts known of a typically cheap course.. I will not be playing here again.
Excellent course and greens. Even Scenic in parts. Tight Fairways and unforgiving scrub grass past the fairway rough. Fairly flat course but a lot of water to navigate if you aren't careful. Think 3 wood off a lot of the tee's if you can't control your drive. BYOB (THERE WAS NO CART GIRL ON COURSE EVEN THOUGH THEY TOLD US THERE WOULD BE ONE) and you do not go back to the clubhouse after 10 and there is no half way house. PLUS THE SOFT DRINK MACHINE TOOK TWO DOLLARS FROM MY PLAYING COMPANION. but that isn't all he lost..... :)
First time I've played here, but it won't be the last. This is a challenging course that you need to play a few times to know proper club selection. We found that out the hard way ! Still enjoyed the great views and really nice condition that the course was in,especially the greens which rolled true and fast.Good time !
Great course, spotty greens, slow play
Review title says it all. Greens were full of blemishes from other golfers (spikes, divots, etc). Fairways and everywhere off the green was well conditioned. First time playing in the STL area and I was impressed with this course. Will consider playing again in the future.
challenging course in a beautiful setting
this course is a hidden gem that can test even the best golfers, the greens are tricky, had several putts break up hill. the practice facility is top notch with multiple hitting options. played in a light rain on and off and the built in bag covers on the carts were a nice touch.