Hail Ridge Golf Course

Hail Ridge Golf Course

Location: Boonville

Address: 17511 MO-87, Boonville, MO 65233

Phone: (660) 882-2223

Type: Public

Holes: 18

Par: 71

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 - 10): 6.5

Course Condition: 7

Difficulty: 7.5

Fairway Grass: Zoysia

Green Type: A4 Bent

Rough: Mostly thick weeds and consequently difficult to hit out of cleanly at times.

Stimpmeter: 8.5

Club House: Small but adequate

Walkability: 7

Slope: 105 to 115

Yardage: 5,982 to 6,516

Overall Rating (1 - 5):

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Comments: Hail Ridge is actually quite nice, particularly for a public course in a smaller community. The fairways and greens were thick, reasonably manicured and as soft as a baby's behind. It is not a terribly hard course, unless you have a difficult time hitting straight because there are large areas of native grasses (really tall and thick) that come into play on every hole. Also, there is minimal sand except the one trap protecting the front of the 18th green. Actually, make that 2 traps. There is a second one I would have never noticed on the back side of the 18th green had I not hit my ball into it . . . If you are driving between KC and St. Louis and have some extra time, I would definitely recommend playing Hail Ridge. And, it is just a half a mile north of 70. I asked one of the employees why the course is called Hail Ridge and he said: "Because it'll give you Hell sometimes." Nice answer and true. For more pictures of the course go to: www.facebook.com/mogolftour


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