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2.6
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
67
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
59
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
41.3%
Recommend this course
114 out of 238 reviews
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2.9
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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1
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1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.6
Value
2.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.6
57.1%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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2.5
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
3
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7
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2
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10
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.7
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
2.9
38.5%
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10 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7050 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.6

Quail Creek Golf Club is tied for being the most difficult public course in the St. Louis area. Designed by Hale Irwin, the course is laid across rolling hills laced with meandering streams. The layout requires accuracy with narrow fairways and hard-to-read greens. Water hazards come into play frequently as do trees and bunkers. It is a formidable test for any skill level. Most of the holes have a risk-reward element, making the course more accessible by placing an emphasis on strategy over strength. One of the most memorable holes is the par-5 ninth. It will favor golfers who successfully cut the corner, making it possible to reach the green in two. This tricky hole demands accurate mid-iron play. Quail Creek Golf Club finishes with an interesting par 4 that has water along the left side of both the fairway and green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hale Irwin (1985) Gary Kern (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

2.6
238 Reviews (238)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Narrow Fairways 22
Water Hazards 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Advanced Golfers 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 10

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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1.0
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Dont Go There!

i read the bad reviews but needed a place to play, Underneath all the obvious maintenance issues is a pretty cool layout! The people who work there are very arrogant about "allowing you to be there" They suck, the course is in bad shape, do your self a favor and just stay away!! I played Tapawingo a few days before, they get it and you will be happy you went there instead. I live in Illinois Im driving either way!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Round

I haven't played this course since last April because I had an issue with the staff. I played today because I decided to try again. I'm glad I did. The staff was very cordial. I had no issues with the staff. The course wasn't in great shape, and there is a reason. It is December 5. I'm playing golf in December in St. Louis. I didn't expect the course to be in as good of shape as it is. I had a good round and a great day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2019

Hello. We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences @QuailCreekGolf.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

I’m curious?

How does a course that has extremely poor reviews have an extremely rude staff to go along with it. Gotta love the consistency of doing a bad job all the way around.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/23/2019

Hello, Elam. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. Thank you for playing Quail Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Previously Played

course needs a lot of work

Several fairways have been horrible for years. You think they could fix one at a time like # 11

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/23/2019

Hi,. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Quail Creek Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

There are many better options

I had my worst golf experience at this course. First of all the golf carts work. The first cart the brake would not set so the cart would unsafely roll so I had to move to a cart that worked. Next, most of the greens are diseased so there a big bare spots that you cannot put over. Lastly, the foursome in front of me would not let me play through. After speaking with the folks in the clubhouse, they said because I received the hot deal rate, I should expect to play approx 15-20 min per hole. I asked for a rain check to come back when it was not so busy and was told they don't issue rain checks. Too bad, so sad. I decided to leave after only playing 4 holes. I figured they needed my $25 more than I did.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/03/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. As far as the raincheck goes, sounds like you prepaid for a Hot Deal on GolfNow.com. When this is the case, no money is paid to the pro-shop so there is no money that is owed back from the course. We ask that you contact GolfNow customer service at 1 (800) 767-3574 for clarity. Please have your confirmation number handy. Thank you for playing Quail Creek. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Hello, Rick. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Quail Creek another try in the near future.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Experience. Save your time/money.

Went here last Saturday for the first time to check the course out. I read over some the reviews prior and could understand the course not being in the best condition due to previous weather conditions, but would have been nice for course to have some sort of disclaimer or readily let players know when booking a tee time. Either or, the weather was perfect out and most of the course was decent. A lot of the greens were in pretty poor condition. Some due to the damage from flooding, but others simply not kept up on. The biggest complaint I really have is with the staff specifically the Marshall that was out that day and the staff cleaning the carts when we wrapped up. As we rounded the first 9 past the club house we made a quick stop to grab a drink and some chips from the clubhouse. The staff outside was outside complaining on how long they've been there that day and really just about working at this course so that was disappointing to overhear since they were having that conversation right in front of the entrance to the clubhouse. The Marshall came by on hole 14 and informed us that he told the group in front of us to speed it up, which we appreciated, but then when we were getting ready to layup on the green on 18 he came by shouting from about 30 yards away. We couldn't make sense to what he was saying so he became frustrated and shouted more. After I physically walked over his exact words were "I thought I told you guys to hurry up!?" He must've been confused and thought we were the 4 some he previously told to speed up. This went on for about 5 minutes where he was delaying the players behind us even more due to his confusion and frustration. Last issue was with the staff when I was bringing the cart back after unloading my clubs. I pulled the cart up to have the employee outside immediately start spraying down the cart while i was grabbing my phone and wallet from the compartment. It's pretty sad I had to ask him to stop spraying the cart down as he was getting myself wet from doing so.

All in all, we will definitely not be returning to this course. I'd rather drive the extra 15 - 20 minutes to a course that has proper expectations set for players to come play. Hopefully management at the course can turn this around, but won't be back to find out.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Hello, Austin. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. If you would like to discuss your visit further, please contact our management team at (314) 487-1988. Thank you for playing Quail Creek. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/16/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing @QuailCreekGolf!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout but the course is in quite the disrepair.

Besides the lack of care, traps without sand and all that it’s actuslly an amazingly challenging and fun course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/14/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we are glad to hear you enjoyed the challenge and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Quail Creek.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointing in every aspect

Course is in terrible condition, granted it’s a public course with a low budget I assume. To make things worst than the nearly unplayable conditions, I watched the “manager” get into a shouting match with two paying customers on the first tee box and threaten to call the police. Pretty sad to see what’s happened to this course over the years. Management seems to be packing it in and turning anyone off to playing there opposed to trying to bring in business and improve relations with the customers that keep this course afloat.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/14/2019

Hello, Mike. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We with the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience. Thank you for playing Quail Creek. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

USGA Approved Golf Course Designed By Hale Irwin Pro Golfer

I have played this Golf Course frequently for the last 2 Years keep coming back. I hit off the Gold tees and can Usually bogey a lot of time. and par if my putting is good and of course cant find the ball problem and other golfers messing your game up being jerks . This Course will measure how good you really you are as a golfer. Everyone I talk to says this is a Hard Golf course. I enjoy the challenge and will keep playing at Quail Creek

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/16/2019

Hello. Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again and again at the course! Thanks for choosing @QuailCreekGolf.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible Course

I just finished 18 holes at Quail Creek in St Louis, Mo & would not recommend it to anyone. All areas of the course were in terrible condition. It was over 90 degrees and there was no water on the course except at club house. I paid $30 which is more than I normally pay at much better courses. Will never play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Specifically, we apologize for the course conditions and lack of drinking water on the course. We are actively working to improve conditions, and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for playing Quail Creek.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/17/2019

Hello, and thank you for your review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for choosing Quail Creek.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Public Course

As long as you don''t go to the course expecting a resort or country club experience this course is fine. It is what it is. . . a public course within a county Park. That being said aside from a few rough maintenance issues (1/2 of green number 2 is under repair due to water damage, a few dirt oatches in a few fairways, rough cart paths, and a few sketchy spots on other greens), I thought the course played great. Enjoyable layout overall and average course conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4-stars. It has been a very wet season. Our staff has been working hard to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We appreciate your feedback. We will inform the entire team their hard work is paying off, and we look forward to having you back @QuailCreekGolf!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions are improving...

Course was in good condition especially due to the recent flooding in the area. Grounds crew are doing a great job getting it back into shape. Can’t wait to play there again in the fall since summer in St Louis can be a little hot and humid!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/08/2019

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4 stars. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @QuailCreekGolf!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Front nine closed

Could only play back nine twice due to flooding. All things considered wasn’t in bad shape. Greens were slow.
Good value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Hello, Hank. Thank you for reviewing the course. We did have to close the front 9 due to flooding, but we have reopened all 18 holes. Your feedback about the price of our course is also important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Quail Creek. We hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 06/13/2019

Hello, Hank. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting @QuailCreekGolf!

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Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course only has 9 holes open. This was not disclosed when booking through GolfNow

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Hello. We appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the experience you had when booking your round. Your feedback about the missing booking icons is important to us. We always want to make sure our golfers are informed about significant changes in course conditions before booking. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements and continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your review for guidance. Thank you for playing Quail Creek. We hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 06/07/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We apologize for any confusion, however, the course alert is indicated on the GolfNow website. Details regarding play are also listed in the tee time notes. Thanks for visiting Quail Creek. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

With all the rain they’ve had, they had to shut down the front 9; however, the back nine I played twice. It was super hard first time. I still really enjoyed playing. This course has soooo much potential.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Your feedback is important to us, Brian. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing @QuailCreekGolf.

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Commented on 06/07/2019

Brian, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing @QuailCreekGolf.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

This place needs to go out of business or get new owner

Called up there to play nine person who answers the phone says they would let’ us we get there and they said they close at 6 when we called at 6:40

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. Thank you for choosing Quail Creek. We hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 05/24/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. Please reach out to course management to discuss this matter further, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for choosing Quail Creek.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not two years ago

If you’re familiar ? Old day shape coming back!! Believe it or not? Worthy of the homecoming ! To be clear! Not the pristine of yesterday’s , still one of the best layouts in the metro.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve. Let us know more in the comments how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Commented on 05/22/2019

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We'll let to team know their hard work is paying off and we hope to see you back @QuailCreekGolf!

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