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Forest Hills Country Club

Forest Hills
Country Club

Location: St. Louis

Address: 36 Forest Club Dr, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Phone: (636) 227-5030

Type: Private

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 - 10): n/a

Course Condition: 9.0

Difficulty: 8.5

Fairway Grass: Zoysia

Green Type: Bent

Rough: Blue, medium length

Stimpmeter: 10

Club House: Very nice, full service club

Walkability: 5

Slope: 121 - 138

Yardage: 5,190 - 6,717

Overall Rating (1 - 5):

www.foresthillscc.net

Comments: Forest Hills is one of St. Louis' great country clubs, located just off of Clarkson Road. I would put it in the same class as Meadowbrook and Norwood Hills. The course is obviously very well maintained and will test every aspect of your game. It seems to be a golfer's club but offers some wonderful amenities for the entire family, including a new pool and an executive course that gets a lot of use from the younger (children) members. I thought it was interesting that the kids cannot play the championship course (probably by themselves) until they have "graduated" from the executive course. All in all, Forest Hills should be played if you get the opportunity. A special thanks to Drew McLaughlin for hosting me. For more pictures of the course go to: www.facebook.com/mogolftour

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The Quarry at Crystal Springs

The Quarry
At Crystal Springs

Location: St. Louis

Address: 1 Crystal Springs Quarry Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Phone: (314) 514-0154

Type: Public

Holes: 18

Par: 70

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 - 10): 8

Course Condition: 8.5

Difficulty: 8.5

Fairway Grass: Zoysia

Green Type: Bent Grass

Rough: Fescue/Blue Mix

Stimpmeter: 10

Club House: Small with limited amenities

Walkability: 8

Slope: 108 to 127

Yardage: 4,629 to 6,597

Overall Rating:

www.quarrygc.com

Comments: Who knew? I haven't played The Quarry for about 10 years and it has improved significantly! This is as nice of a public course as you find in St. Louis. And, it's right in my backyard. Here's the Reader's Digest synopsis: Beautiful, lush fairways. Hard and very fast greens (possibly some of the fastest public greens in St. Louis). Very thick and long roughs - but shouldn't pose too much of an issue unless you spray the ball way off of the fairway. Huge and numerous sand traps. The sand is soft and fluffy. Major water on 13 of the holes. Nash Haxel, former pro at Glen Echo, leads an ownership group that took control of the course in 2012 and they have made The Quarry into one of the premier public courses in STL. Although I really like the course, it is not perfect. But, for the price these minor blemishes are not major. Also, the course has one of the largest practice ranges in St. Louis. Great place to hone your game. For more pictures of the course go to: www.facebook.com/mogolftour

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Berry Hill Golf Course

Berry Hill
Golf Course

Location: St. Louis/Bridgeton

Address: 11919 Berry Hill Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044

Phone: (314) 731-7979

Type: Public

Holes: 9

Par: 36

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 - 10): tbd

Course Condition: tbd

Difficulty: tbd

Fairway Grass: Bermuda

Green Type: Bent

Rough: Blue/Fescue Mix

Stimpmeter: 9

Club House: Snack bar with some equipment

Walkability: 9

Slope: 110 to 112

Yardage: 2,762 to 3,101

Overall Rating (1 to 5):

www.bridgetonmo.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/facilities/golf-course-berry-hill

Comments: Berry Hill is a beautiful little (9 hole) course about 1 mile north of Lambert "International" Airport. The country-like serenity and pristine conditions are in contrast to the constant roar of airplanes taking off and landing as well as the occasional train passing by. But, these traits are actually endearing and give the course a cool vibe. The greens are relatively small and are protected by one sand trap. The tee boxes are of a quality reserved for a higher end course and the fairways are lined with mature trees, making many holes very narrow and unforgiving. Overall, the course is meticulously maintained and has those extra little touches you will find at private clubs, such as flowers surrounding each tee marker. The team at Berry Hill are very hospitible and friendly. If you haven't played the course, I would strongly recommend you give it a shot. For more pictures of the course go to: www.facebook.com/mogolftour

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Best Golf Courses in Missouri

(so far . . .)

Best Private

  1. Boone Valley
  2. St. Louis CC
  3. Norwood Hills CC
  4. Porto Cima
  5. Dalhousie

Best Public

  1. Buffalo Ridge Springs
  2. Tiffany Greens
  3. Osage National
  4. Shoal Creek
  5. Tapawingo

Best in Category

  1. Club House - Old Warson
  2. Staff - Norwood Hills
  3. Longest - Fox Run
  4. Most Fun - St. Louis CC
  5. Best Overall - Buffalo Ridge