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4.3
165 Reviews (165)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.8
93.7%
Recommend this course
149 out of 165 reviews
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4.4
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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4.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
2.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 16 reviews
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3140 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Forest Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1913
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens L-93 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Foulis Hale Irwin (2003) Stan Gentry (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Missouri (2016 #11)

Reviews

4.3
165 Reviews (165)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 12
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Elevation Changes 16
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 25
Locals 23
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 35
Near Local Attractions 22

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Reviews 82
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Conditions Considering The Amount Of Play

Overall, the course is in good shape, especially the fairways. It appears they overwater the greens, which leads to numerous ball marks on the greens. With this course getting plenty of play, the greens are beat up a bit.

When they have tournaments, they need a course ranger at the intersection of Dogwood 1, Redbud 1 and between Dogwood 3 and 4. People get confused and play the wrong course. Better signage would help too. Overall, very organized for tournaments.

The Dogwood/Redbud are the best nines. More hills and variety. Hawthorne is flat.

Course has limited parking. Usually, have to park on the street.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Conditions Considering The Amount Of Play

Overall, the course is in good shape, especially the fairways. It appears they overwater the greens, which leads to numerous ball marks on the greens. With this course getting plenty of play, the greens are beat up a bit.

When they have tournaments, they need a course ranger at the intersection of Dogwood 1, Redbud 1 and between Dogwood 3 and 4. People get confused and play the wrong course. Better signage would help too. Overall, very organized for tournaments.

The Dogwood/Redbud are the best nines. More hills and variety. Hawthorne is flat.

Course has limited parking. Usually have to park on the street.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways and Greens

The fairways and greens are in great condition. Overall, very nice!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Consistent.

For as much play as the three courses receive at Forest Park they are in wonderful condition. Tons of ball marks on the greens, however they roll well and true. Fairways are probably the highlight of this course with the turf allowing decent approach shots to the green.

They are playing twosomes due to the pandemic which slows play a bit, but we still finished in 3 1/2 hours with a busy day.

This course is definitely a great play if you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good old FP

Course was in great shape, for a course that gets so much play it’s a credit to the maintenance staff there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too many twosome Need to join others to make a foursome. Singles need to be ask to join common curtesy

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Forest Park currently has a policy that they will not require people who do not know each other to play together due to the Corona Virus.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Forest Park

Excellent views and scenery. Very fun strategic course setup.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Forest Park Redbud & Dogwood

Great day and perfect weather. Redwood 9 was a bit more challenging than the Dogwood 9. More hills and undulation. Greens were aerated, so it made putting a bit bumpy. A ton of leaves on the course due to the time of year, so that was kind of expected. All-in-all we had a wonderful day and a lot of fun. My only complaint is there were several twosomes which slowed pace of play up by about a half hour or more. A starter would be good for this course as it is always busy. Great course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout

Surprisingly fun layout with great greens and scenic views all around—played the back tees and was forced to hit some solid shots into well-bunkered greens—par 3’a were particularly strong

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course with great views of the city

I was in town for the weekend and got to play this course. Even though they had a tournament starting around noon, the staff was very accommodating. Everyone was very nice. Everything from fairways to greens and everything in between are in great condition. Greens rolled great.
If you’re in the area this course is a must!! Thank you guys at Forest Park!! Will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Shape

I play in a tournament at Forest Park every September. Considering it is a pubic muni and the amount of play this course gets, it is always in surprising good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play

3 hours for 9 holes, and we had to skip one because a foursome was giving lessons to each other in the course? Come on. There needs to be a Marshall tracking play and preventing this stuff from happening.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Week Day Evening

Always fun to play here. Decent public course. Greens could use a bit of work. I think they are pretty soft, which is leave crater divots. Playing after work on a week day is nice, they had the tee times stacked, but rate of play was actually pretty good. All in all, pretty happy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun 9, pretty easy course

The course is in good shape, we had fun and it’s wide open. I’d recommend to anyone looking to get a low score

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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