Ruth Park Municipal Golf Course
Tornado Damage from 3/28
I believe a tornado hit the course on or about 3/28, but they've done an amazing job putting things back together. Several trees had to be cut down, especially on hole 5 where local neighborhood houses had blue tarps on the roofs, and the tornado just demolished some of the trees (giant 6 foot diameter oaks reduced to splinters). On hole 4 (par three), they had to put a temporary green on the approach.
April 17, 2014
best municipal course in st louis
for the money, this course is the best in STL... well maintained, inexpensive, and friendly people.
April 14, 2014
Nice walking course. Fair price.
I usually play this course due to proximity and value. I am grateful to have a well kept course to practice my skills. I would like to walk 9 holes in 2 hrs or less, but that is not always the case. If play is slow, I usually play two balls and just enjoy the practice time. If you take it for what it is (beginner's course, easy, accessible, affordable), you will better enjoy yourself. I play a lot, but I still prefer playing out here and look forward to the club championship this fall.
March 22, 2014
Ruth Park 03/14/2014
This course seems to always be in good condition, even in the cold months. A little hilly but easily walkable. Nice course and a great deal for a quick nine holes.
March 17, 2014
Better than practice in driving range
Good practice course..up keep is good the green in good condition.
March 10, 2014
Course condition was good.
Green fee was nice, but the cart fee was pretty high.
There was a group of 6 playing 2 holes in front of us. They were very very slow. Other players were single or two-some... and this big group was holding everyone without offering "play thru"...
November 18, 2013
My tee time was 12:40. I didn't tee off until around 1:00. The two groups in front of me held up the entire course. There was a twosome that looked like they had never played before followed by a slow walking foursome that played at a very deliberate pace and took around 10 minutes to putt on each green. The twosome only lasted through the second hole but the foursome played slow the whole day. There was a Marshall but he never did anything to address the slow play. When I got to the fifth green I could see wholes 7-9 wide open and holes 2-4 behind me wer jam packed. The last 4 times I have been to this course on the weekend I have had to wait at least 10 minutes after my tee time to tee off.
November 11, 2013
The course has interesting holes that will challenge most folders
I liked this course a lot. The t boxes were level, the fairways ( zoysia ) set the ball up nicely, and the greens were fast. Hole Number 6 will challenge the best golfer. Very nice 9 hole course.
November 2, 2013