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 (1 to 5):

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:

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