Ruth Park Municipal Golf Course
High quality 9 hole gem
I grew up on this course and hand't played it in years. It was in great condition for late December. Surprisingly it played very nicely despite a days worth of rain the day before. The staff was very friendly and since there was very little traffic I was able to play the course twice in under 3 hours. This course will test your game and hour ability to keep it straight but it is very enjoyable and very fair. Highly recommend for 9 holes in the St. Louis area.
December 24, 2014
A nice play to play. One caveat
I have played here many times and enjoy and recommend it, especially for advanced hackers like myself. I make this one caution. Maybe it is because Ruth Park is owned by a municipality, but there are many maintenance people traversing the course. Some seem to be cutting grass that doesn't need cutting. Others involved in various tasks, -- trees, the range, drainage, the greens, watering.. It is a lot of people. Not a problem, you say. Keeping the course in shape. Fair enough.
But in my experience, some of these folks have insufficient interest in deferring to the daily greens fee players. You wait on them, not the other way around. Yesterday, a man either sanding or cutting the green kept me waiting for several minutes 100 yards out while he drove in circles. .When I arrived to hit in my putt he loudly berated me at length because he thought I was moving sand around the hole with my foot, which I was not doing, but what is the big deal even if I was. It was bizarre and scary.
This is an unusual review which I make in the following spirit to those involved in golf course maintenance. If the golfer is standing there waiting to make his shot, drive your mower off to one side, turn of your water hose. step away from the drainage valve==just for a moment, allowing the golfer to safely hit.
October 24, 2014
golf at Ruth
It was ok to walk.nice round of golf.had a good time.
October 9, 2014
A good 9 holes for walking
The is well. Maintained. The course is good for the everage golfers. It is not too hard or too easy. It is good for walking to burn up your calories.
August 21, 2014
not a bad short course
this is a par 35 course with one par 5 and three par threes. It course seemed well maintained and was fun to play. there is one difficult multi layer green but overall a fairly straight forward course.
July 16, 2014
A quick 9 holes for a great value. Greens and fairways are well maintained and the price can't be beat.
July 13, 2014
Pros: Can't beat the price (paid $19 to ride 9).
The course is in very good shape.
Con: The course was very slow. I took 2.5 hours to finish the 9 holes. It was July 3rd when we played and everywhere I was looking to play was booked up so I wasn't really surprised.
July 5, 2014
Municipal course with a dual personality.
The course is in amazing condition considering the storm damage a couple of months ago. However really basic amenities are missing. There was no water jugs on the course where they should have been. The only waterfountain is out of order. This is the really basic things you expect on a hot summer day. Some of the distance markers were missing. This course just keeps getting less and less care.
June 16, 2014