Quail Creek Golf Course

2.6157352941 2.6 stars from 5 (191)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7050 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

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  • 6022 Wells Rd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63128, Saint Louis County
  • (314) 487-1988
  • (314) 487-7416
  • www.quailcreekgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1985
Architect(s): Hale Irwin (1985), Gary Kern (1985)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 191 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
54
2 stars:
39
1 stars:
47

recommend this course

88 out of 191 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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"Course in better condition"


u5463464's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in better condition than expected. Grass on fairways was better and was more consistant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 07/10/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club!

"Poor golf Course Condition"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very poor fairways and greens with dead spots and Ball marks that do not heal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 07/08/2018:

Hi billskosky, thanks for the review. We're sorry the conditions of the course weren't up to expectations during your round. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Not much better than before"


robertkoch5976's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played Quail Creek many times before this year and always found it to be lacking - very high price for the quality of golf and course conditions. This year was not much different, although I have to say the greens were in better shape and the fairways were okay. We played on the fourth of July and thank goodness we went through Golf Now for a tee time . At $21 plus fees it was a good deal for all of us. The holiday rate for the course is $45 and for that it really wouldn't have been worth it. There was not much activity on the course when we started at 8:30 AM and the play was not too bad for a holiday. We never had to wait for a shot. That said, the course conditions were murky - the fairways were not well cut or defined and the greens, while in better shape than in other years, still need some work. It was really hot (96, with HI of over 100) but with a breeze and overcast it was not really bad. Would I play there again - I don't know. There are a lot of courses that have a more reasonable rate and in better condition that Quail creek.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

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 07/08/2018:

Hi robertkoch5976, 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 expectations during your round. We hope you reconsider giving us another shot in the future! Thanks for playing.

"Heat wave"


Jarcipowski2311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in fairly decent shape, a little soggy in areas because of the rain the day before but nothing they could control. Greens rolled well and good pin placements. I wish the yardage was marked a little better, especially for someone who doesn't play it often enough. For the price and location I would probably play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 07/03/2018:

Hi Jarcipowski2311, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and are sorry to hear it was anything short of 5-stars. We hope you consider returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club!

"Turing it around"


jbpeters's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Brought a group of 32 guys for a little tournament. Staff was awesome to work with. Found the recent reviews of the course to be dead wrong ... this place is definitely headed in the right direction. Yes, there are a few fairways that need a little more time to thicken up, but it's bermuda ... it's not going to be great to play on until the heat of the summer has kicked in!! The greens were fantastic and the rough is thick and mowed to a reasonable height. The ONLY negative thing I could point to is the bunkers ... there are 8 or 9 on the course that have been left unmaintained and are marked GUR. I'm putting Quail back on the play list for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 06/28/2018:

Hi jbpeters, we appreciate the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tournament with us and appreciate the kind feedback about our improving course conditions. We're looking forward to your next round with us. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club!

"Pleasantly Surprised!!!"


Brian8178140's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Living near Quail Creek has kept in in my rotation of courses. However, the struggles have become more & more apparent over the years regarding the course conditions. I had heard that the greens were in good shape & that the course was growing nicely. The Saturday morning price was more than fair & I was surprised with the course conditions. The rough wasn't too heavy, the fairways are starting to come in thanks to the recent heat & rain, and the greens are in good condition. There are a few damaged areas on some of the greens, but nothing too bad. Most of the issues are near the edges of the greens. I hope that the conditions keep up all summer long. Quail has a challenging layout that can make for a fun round.

The staff at Quail has always been great to deal with & they make you want to come back. Even when the course has been bad I've chose to play it because it was close to the house & the staff is more than accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 06/26/2018:

Hi Brian8178140, we appreciate the kind comments and great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club!


wilshire5000's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 06/26/2018:

Hi wilshire5000, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear your round with us was anything short of 5-stars. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"The course was in better shape than last year"


u775847073's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was was very helpful and friendly...Thanks Alan good job you were very professional.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 06/26/2018:

We appreciate the kinds comments and great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club!

"Not much better."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our league used to play this course but moved because of the condition getting worse with no or little maintenance other than mowing. Had not played the course for a couple years. Things have not changed much. Little maintenance.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Needs woek"


tommau2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were in awful condition. Constantly had to move ball off of dirt patches to find grass to hit off of.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 06/18/2018:

Hi tommau2, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear your round with us was anything short of 5-stars. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Quail Creek"


stl221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in good shape but that was it. The tee boxes looked worse than my yard and so did the fairways. The sand traps no longer have sand, but overgrown grass. This used to be a great course, but obviously they are not putting money into this course anymore. I won't be playing here or recommending it to anyone until I see an improvement.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

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 06/05/2018:

Hi stl221, thanks for leaving us a review. We're sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to expectations. We appreciate you giving us a shot! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Time to give the course back to the county!!"


elam1020's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have posted a number of times about the lack of ability to turn this course around and give the citizens who live in St. Louis County a course they should and could be proud of. I play all over the country and most local municipal courses are doing well and have a solid financial base. This once great course has turned itself into the joke of St. Louis golf, once a proud tough layout is now a scrum of a course that makes pathetic excuses and apologies to the people that post on this page. The taxpayers of the county deserve more than a group that grows more grass in the bunkers than on the fairways, greens and tee boxes. I plan on contacting the county this week to find out what their current status is regarding the conditions of the course and how as taxpayers we are being screwed over by another group of lessees who have know idea how to run a golf course. Continuing to succeed in being pathetic should be Quail Creeks motto.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"No grass"


u000004971705's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course should be ashamed!! I cant beliwve they are taking peoples money. More grass in bunkers than in the fairways. No amount of money is worth paying.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u1799434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and are sorry to hear it was only 3-stars. We appreciate you giving us a shot! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.


Randy2545414's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

Hi Randy2545414, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to par during your round, but appreciate you giving us a shot. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Quail Nahhhh"


u000006139210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in terrible shape thus the low prices.....Fairways are dirt and bunkers are in better shape than fairways...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

Hello, we appreciate you 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! Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"Not What it was"


u000007715711's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Has been several years since I played this course. In past great conditions not so this time. Main issue Fairways that we’re sparse. “Winter Rules” move ball to grass! Understand the cold spring but other area courses looking much better. Greens Ok and being treated day we were there. Think a bit pricey for conditions. Pace was great played 18 in just over 3 hr. Hope it improves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

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 05/31/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"This course has gone downhill"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bunkers were dirt and unplayable, the fairways were dirt with a little bit of grass, greens were ok, tee boxes were overgrown and dirt with little mounds of grass. This course was really good years ago. It has gone downhill so fast and the price for the course is just absurd. Either fix the conditions or lower the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

Hi Daniel1349220, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear your round with us wasn't up to par, but we appreciate you giving us a shot. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.

"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


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/30/2018:

Hi JAB58, 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 expectations. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.


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


Response from Quail Creek Golf Club on 05/30/2018:

Hi Kenton4011038, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear your round with us was 4-stars and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Quail Creek Golf Club.


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