Quail Creek Golf Course

2.6467294118 2.6 stars from 5 (173)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7050 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7050 yards 73.6 136
Gold 72 6856 yards 73.4 127
Blue 72 6334 yards 71.3 127
White 72 5985 yards 70.0 125
Red 72 5212 yards 71.0 118
Green 72 4948 yards 69.0 113

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 173 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
36
1 stars:
42

recommend this course

82 out of 173 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Not what it used to be"


JAB58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course used to be one of the nicest in south St Louis County but it has fallen on hard times. Cart paths, fairways, tee boxes and traps are in bad shape. On most fairways you had to look for a spot to place your ball because there was either no grass or weeds. The greens are ok for now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Kenton4011038's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No fairways"


GOLF1962's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were dirt, greens were very,very slow

Good thing was no one playing. I now know why


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/16/2018:

Hi GOLF1962, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to par during your round. We appreciate you giving us a shot!

"No fairways"


paulpost1517's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All the fairways , with the exception of hole15 were laced with dead grass. And in some cases just dirt. Geese have overrun the course , & have destroyed the grass the bemuda is not working. It's not a grass that works well in this part of the country. Don't know why Hale Irwin designed the course with it. Put zoisia in to save the course. Right now it's ruined. Not even worth the $19 I paid to play. Very sad, because this course should be of the best in St Louis. Greens were ok & that's why i gave it a 2 rating. Otherwise it was between a 0-1


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/16/2018:

Hi paulpost1517, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate you feedback about your round and are sorry to hear the course conditions weren't up to expectations during your round. We appreciate you giving us a shot!

"1st time out this year"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in horrible shape! No fairway and greens were fuzzy and not tended. I have played at end of season n found not playable but not in beginning of season. Won’t be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/16/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to expectations during your round. We appreciate you giving us a shot!

"thought it was redone?"


gonzodave's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways lack grass,greens are like putting on carpeting,lack of care or no knowledge of course maintenance. Oh wait it is owned by the county. Never again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/15/2018:

Hi gonzodave, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to par. We appreciate you giving us a shot.

"Needs work"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time I played this year. Gave it a pass first time, but can not the second. Fairways are terrible more dirt than grass. Tee boxes and fairways need water.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/14/2018:

Hi retiredplayer, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to par. We appreciate you giving us another shot!

"This course use to be beautiful"


u505248471's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Years ago you had to book tee times weeks in advance. It’s oficially trashed. So much of it is burned up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/15/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear it wasn't up to par. We appreciate you giving us a shot!

"Do not play"


kicklinr's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Just like previous post fairways are terrible. Not just terrible they are worse than the rough. Front nine every green was covered with debris. The course layout is awesome and really hope they can get it back. Played from the golds and it played nice and long which was challenging but when you hit a wonderful tee shot then are hitting from dirt with no green to even find to move your ball too is pretty discouraging. Greens on back nine were better but slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/14/2018:

Hi kicklinr, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to expectations. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the layout and hope you consider giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/10/2018:

Hi vernov, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Never Again"


ampeg210's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the course a couple times over the past few months, and thought maybe the weather has been kind of crappy and maybe it will be better when it warms up. Well here we are, the first week of May, and only one hole had full growth grass on it. 13 of the 14 fairways were basically dirt. If you would call them teeboxes, as they are marked for you to tee off, were apparently optional in terms of grass. I guess you could call them cartpaths, because they were that at one time, but the experience would have been better with off-road golf carts in this case. Bunkers... this was my first experience of playing a golf course that actually had grass growing in all of the bunkers. Shockingly, the greens are of adequate size and were in an 8/10 condition. We were considering getting our child who plays college golf a membership here for the summer for access to playing and range time, but the driving range tee boxes looked just as bad as the rest of the course, which would not benefit a collegiate golfer, considering the conditions they play on. The guy in the pro shop told us earlier this year that they would be getting cartpaths this spring, but I guess that has been put on hold or they have not started yet. In my opinion, the money they intended on spending on cartpaths, should be spent towards the course, fertilizer, sod, sprigging, etc. In conclusion, I played this course again in attempt to see the course in good condition with the good weather, and if I had not received the hot deal at the time, I probably would not have played it again. Chalked up as a lesson learned.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/14/2018:

Hi ampeg210, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize that the course conditions weren't up to expectations during your round, but hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Overcharged"


u000001755792's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked on GolfNow for $35/player for 3 people (total of $112 with fees).Paid $12.25 in advance of going to course so was told owed $99.75 (or $33.25/person). Was charged $36.75 per person at the course. Course was in crappy condition. No grass on the fairways, patchy tee boxes. Would not recommend to anyone. Way overpriced. Much better courses in the area for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/09/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't up to par. We appreciate you giving us a shot at Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Terrible shape"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was in terrible shape. The fairways were dirt!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/08/2018:

Hi terimade, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear it wasn't up to your expectations. We appreciate you giving us a shot! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Quail Creek"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes and fairways were not good. Most fairways don’t have grass on them and it’s just dirt. You have a better second shot if you can manage to hit your tee shot in the rough where the grass was at least grass.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/08/2018:

Hi apstzd, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear the course conditions weren't up to par. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Disappointed"


fcrawford's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

So sad!

$31 for 18 and a cart.

Fairways are terrible, dormant, dry and dusty.

Sand traps, barren, dry and unkept

Several holes are have creek beds with concrete dumped in ravines-looks like the course has been flooded.

I don't know how they will improve conditions, we were one of four twosomes on the course and I know why due to the conditions.

I've played this course for years, great layout but the current greens fee is ridiculous. Better wait on this one, its falling apart. Where's Hale Erwin, he would be having a fit if he saw his design in this shape. Sorry, but this is the truth. Look it over before putting your money down!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/04/2018:

Hi fcrawford, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear it wasn't up to your expectations. We appreciate you giving us a shot! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"BAD SHAPE"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are no fairways; maybe a few dead weeds. No exaggeration.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/03/2018:

Hi vhah, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear it wasn't up to your expectations. We appreciate you giving us a shot! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.


ungolfer's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club. on 04/13/2018:

Hi ungolfer, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are happy to hear it was 5-stars. We hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"First Time Playing Course"


u000007644804's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play was cart-path only. Back 9 was being aerated so played front 9 twice. Greens had just been aerated so we used 2-putt rule. Was pleasantly surprised at the shape of the course since had heard negative reviews from prior years. We would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 03/20/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and appreciate your patience as we aerate our greens. We hope you consider coming back for another round soon! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Course in rough shape"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in rough shape. At the time I played the course, only the front 9 was open. The greens were just core aerated and top dressed which made the greens really hard to put. The fairways had bare spots in them and clumpy. The course needs a lot of time to get back to a good condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 03/20/2018:

Hi ktouzins, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and apologize they weren't up to your expectations during your round. We appreciate your patience while we aerate our greens and hope you consider giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club!

"Sad to see"


u000006909991's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has really gone down hill in the last 2 years, unfortunately the price has only gone up. I never play here unless it’s with a hot deal, otherwards not worth $30. Sad cause it’s one of my favorites and closest to home.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 02/20/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and apologize they weren't up to par during your round. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.


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