Forest Park Golf Course - Dogwood

4.1455882353 4.1 stars from 5 (128)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3140 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Champions 35 3140 yards N/A N/A
Yellow/Tournament 35 2800 yards N/A N/A
Blue/Gentry 35 2467 yards N/A N/A
White/Forward (W) 35 2123 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 128 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

114 out of 126 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for 9-hole rounds locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Nice Course...slow play"


u571460116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Despite the brutal summer, the course was overall in pretty good shape. The fairways were excellent, and sand traps were in good shape. The greens were hit and miss on their conditions. Some desperately need work, but inconsiderate players are probably the source. That can also be said for the pace of play. I was a single with a cart and my front nine took forever. The course was pretty busy. A group of three with one walking should not have been allowed, and they never let me through although I was at a much faster pace despite playing poorly. This should have been policed. Because of the multiple courses, my back nine was different than others, and my pace of play was where it should be. It also didn’t hurt other plays had the respect to let me go through. I will play again. A word of advice to anyone unfamiliar with the course, you either need to go during an off time or make sure you have all day. It will take you that long.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hawthorne"


u000004035158's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
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Reviewed on

This was first time at FoPo in along time. Course was in excellent shape. Staff was very friendly and played 9 holes in 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. Would definitely go back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Forest Park"


rickhanson1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
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Reviewed on

Played Dogwood and Redbud and the courses were in the best condition since I have been playing there. Greens were in great shape, fairways were incredible, and tee boxes were great. I played at Golf Club of Wentzville the following day and Forest Park was in much better shape. Sand Traps still need some work but I shouldn’t be in there anyway. Would recommend these courses to everyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



crushball23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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I enjoyed the entire experience! Great employees in the clubhouse bar/restaurant


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


"Forest Park GC - first round of spring"


u432057045's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Course is still brown (Zoysia) from winter and the aerated greens were a bit bumpy and unpredictable, but overall the beautiful weather made it a great round of golf to start the season. The biggest challenge (for me anyway) was the large number of bunkers around the course. I ended up playing out of at least 5 bunkers. We played Dogwood and Hawthorn to make up our 18. Good course close to home.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Jewel of Metropolitan golf in St. Louis"


VeganGolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I get a chance to play any of the golf courses at Forest Park for a good rate I'm pleased. I usually play cheaper courses. These courses are beautifully designed and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hole in one"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great winter weather, lucky space in the winter cold to get out and play. Watched an old guy pop his cherry with a hole in one on the 8th hole of the Dogwood course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Still in great shape for this time of year"


wkdgolfer53's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Given that it is late in the season and Forest Park receives a significant amount of play, this course remains in fabulous condition. The tee boxes and fairways had few divots and the greens overall had minimal ball marks. My only complaint would be the greens had sand on them because they are getting ready to aerate them this week.

Forest Park remains one of the most underrated courses in St. Louis and is a great place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Solid"


u2190404's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Course has a pretty dope vibe. Good mix of technical and forgiving holes. When I played greens were pretty forgiving and average condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Forest Park - Hawthorn & Dogwood"


u5012114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the round. The pace of play was perfect for the day. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Surprise"


u000006132451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always assumed that this course would be run down like every thing else in the city, boy was I wrong! This is one of the nicest courses in the St. Louis area. Definitely put it on your use play list for this year


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Track"


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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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Beautiful weather and good course conditions made for a nice day of golf. Play was slow as they do not pair-up players enough on the course. Course conditions were VG considering this is a frequently visite city track. I enjoy playing this once a year and would be disappointed if this was my home course. A you can slip in a round here and have fun.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"People problem"


u190637595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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Reviewed on

The course itself is nice enough and challenging, but because it's in Forest Park there are people EVERYWHERE. We had people walk across the fairway in front of us at least a dozen times and there was an annoying drone overhead for 3 or 4 holes plus the whole course is really loud with the traffic congestion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Forest Park"


wkdgolfer53's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Underrated course in St. Louis. Above average conditions for courses in St. Louis, especially given the amount of play this course gets. Course is very fun to play with a different flavor on each nine. The only thing this course could benefit from is a starter or on-course ranger to encourage faster play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great new lay out"


mmarchi7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I learned to play on this course. This is the first time I played on it after the redesign. I can not wait to play it in the summer when the trees are green and the fairways are green. Greens rolled very fair for early spring late winter conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty good municipal"


u983953203's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
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Reviewed on

I live close to the park and play here all the time. Conditions could be better but it's a fun time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing golf at Forest Park. It's a beautiful area, nice course and an overall great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"First Time"


bnaile1s's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time on this track. This is a fun layout and really something that a lot of folks can enjoy. The greens were a little wooly, but its mid-November so its hard to complain about the greens. The layout is nice and friendly. We played the Hawthorn 9 and it was pleasant. The fairways were excellent, and the 9th hole is beautiful. I will be back to play a full 18 next time, and maybe 27 who knows!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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