Raintree Country Club

Raintree Country Club

Location: Hillsboro

Address: 5925 Plantation Dr., Hillsboro, MO 63050

Phone: (636) 789-4466

Type: Public

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 -10): 8

Course Condition: 7.5

Difficulty: 8.5

Fairway Grass: Bermuda

Green Type: Bent Grass

Rough: It was difficult in a few areas.

Stimpmeter: 7.5

Club House: Small, but has a restaurant and pool

Walkability: 7.0

Slope: 107 to 119

Yardage: 4,683 to 5,903

Overall Rating (1 - 5):

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Comments: Overall, Raintree was a good small city course. I played with the owner, Dave Tucker, who was a great representative of the course and fun to play with. He purchased the course in 2012 and had to do a lot of work to it just to make it playable. He is slowly improving the quality of the course and has very high expectations and big plans in the future. The quality of the course is not where he wants it yet but it has great bones and I am confident that, if the community supports Dave and his vision, the course will be an excellent course. It is a typical Ozark-type course with lots of hills, blind shots to the greens (even on a par 3) and mature trees lining the fairways. The sand is soft and the greens were mostly slow and held as well as any course I have played this year. The fairways were very narrow on many holes. The USGA recently lowered the slope rating from the tips to a 119, which is too low in my mind. The course is actually fairly difficult and I would have rated the slope at 125 to 130. I guess the relatively short total yardage pulls the slope down. If you live in the area or south St. Louis I would recommend that you make the trek down to Hillsboro to experience Raintree.


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