Sun Valley Golf Course

Sun Valley Golf Course

Location: Elsberry

Address: 192 S Highway W, Elsberry, MO 63343

Phone: (573) 898-2613

Type: Public

Holes: 18

Par: 71

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 -10): 7.5

Course Condition: 6.0 (greens were a 9)

Difficulty: 8.5

Fairway Grass: Zoysia/Blue Mix

Green Type: Pencross

Rough: Mix of inconsistent grasses. Short.

Stimpmeter: 7.5

Club House: Small, with minimal snacks.

Walkability: 3.0

Slope: 105 to 124

Yardage: 5,160 to 6,607

Overall Rating:

Comments: As the name implies, Sun Valley is in a valley that makes for a picturesque setting. I was lucky enough to be at the course at sunrise and it was glorious. It is a very hilly course with greens that are almost perfect; most were so nice they looked fake. Besides the greens' Pencross grass, the rest of the course's grasses are inconsistent and in need of a little TLC in spots. I lost more balls than usual because of: 1) my unfamiliarity with the course and 2) the narrow fairways in certain spots. Several holes were really difficult, like the par 4 4th hole, which was 453 from the tips, straight up hill. I also do not remember another course in MO, so far, that had anything longer than the 720 yard par 6 5th hole. If you are looking for a course in the NE MO area, I would definitely try Sun Valley. The Par 6 is worth the drive. For more pictures of the course go to:

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