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Old 06-06-2019, 04:37 PM
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Heading to St Louis in a little over a week. Haven't down that way in a couple years.


Will probably swing through a couple of Peoria courses on the way down. Wildlife and/or one of the Morton courses are likely.


Harmony Bends is only 2 hours away from where I am staying, last update from 5/24 says it is completely flooded. Any locals have a more current update on conditions there. As for the St Louis area I will decide once I get there on what to play (either the ones I liked from previous trips or try to expand by bagging others , obviously going to use this site for info).

Will definitely stop by Gateway, they have really upped their game in molds and plastics.

Info or suggestions????
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:24 PM
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If you are looking at bagging new courses a couple in the area are Kutter Park and Carrollton Park. Kutter is fairly new and with the creek can be a pain as there aren't bridges at all crossing points. 13 and 14 are kinda duds, but the rest provide a nice mix of woods and open holes. Should mention Kutter is on the Illinois side but can be part of the route into StL. I have not been to Carrollton in awhile, since they put in the concrete teepads, but is an interesting course. The area used to be a neighborhood. All the streets remain and you tell the individual lots where the houses used to be. It's a longer somewhat open course, but still technical. These are the two I would suggest that would be new to you. Sioux Passage would probably be my top recommendation in the area, as there are two courses, but I see you already bagged it.
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Indian Camp Creek and Quail Ridge were both really fun.

But the highlight of my St. Louis trip a few years ago was Foundation Park Champ 18. It's about an hour east of St. Louis, but easy for me to work into my route on the drive in. Simply a wonderful, really challenging course...totally deserving of it's ratings.

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Bumping to the top, hoping for more info....

Tentative St Louis plans


Monday: Sioux Passage

Tuesday: Carrollton and Logan

Wednesday: New Melle and ??

Thursday: thinking about heading to Harmony Bends if I hear it has dried out some more

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:38 AM
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I mean I guess if I was trying to tag a course in with New Melle it would be Quail Ridge. Indian Camp Creek has too much annoying tall grass OB and Fort Zumwalt has holes removed for a redesign. Moscow Mills I think is closed to the public now. Quail Ridge is probably the best option out there. I mean unless you are a tall grass OB fan.

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Old 06-11-2019, 02:22 PM
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Carrollton is one of our premier courses and in nearly perfect condition for the upcoming St. Louis Open. In the last few years, we've added massive concrete tee pads, an overhead map, directional signs, tee signs, and (most recently) benches.

Right now I believe the course is set up in STL Open positions, so bring your long arm...

Kutter is nice, but a little out of the way if you're going to be in the heart of St. Louis

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Indian Camp Creek and Quail Ridge were both really fun.

But the highlight of my St. Louis trip a few years ago was Foundation Park Champ 18. It's about an hour east of St. Louis, but easy for me to work into my route on the drive in. Simply a wonderful, really challenging course...totally deserving of it's ratings.
Foundation Park is a personal favorite and one of Dave McCormack/Gateway's crown jewels, or at least it was last time I was there. It is in Centralia, IL if you're looking for it...

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Bumping to the top, hoping for more info....

Tentative St Louis plans


Monday: Sioux Passage

Tuesday: Carrollton and Logan

Wednesday: New Melle and ??

Thursday: thinking about heading to Harmony Bends if I hear it has dried out some more
Sioux Passage: Bring bug spray, lots of it...
Carrollton: Good choice
Logan: Excellent choice. The course has just been updated with a new layout, new signs, new tee pads, navigation signs, and more. PM me for more info or follow the link in my signature.

New Melle & Quail Ridge are your best bet for all the reasons Three Putt mentions.
I don't think Harmony Bends is playable at the moment.


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I mean I guess if I was trying to tag a course in with New Melle it would be Quail Ridge. Indian Camp Creek has too much annoying tall grass OB and Fort Zumwalt has holes removed for a redesign. Moscow Mills I think is closed to the public now. Quail Ridge is probably the best option out there. I mean unless you are a tall grass OB fan.
Correct on all accounts.

Local Leagues - there are more, but theses are the ones you should be aware of for scheduling purposes.
Monday: N/A
Tuesday: Partner doubles at JB or Random dubs at Schroeder (local 9-holer)
Wednesday: Cali singles at Carrollton
Thursday: Partner doubles at New Melle & Random Dubs at Logan. I run the league at Logan, so PM me if you want to join us...
Friday: Random Dubs at Endicott


Feel free to PM me with any questions, I'm more than happy to help a fellow DG traveler!

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I have road-tripped to St Louis from KC a couple times and for some reason I am jonesing to play JB again.
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I don't think Harmony Bends is playable at the moment.
Recent course update makes it seem like the flooding, at least, isn't bad, though mowing may not be at its best. I don't know the St Louis scene at all and I'm sure it's great, but HB is worth a shot even if not at its best.
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I have road-tripped to St Louis from KC a couple times and for some reason I am jonesing to play JB again.
Come on out for the 14th Annual St. Louis Open. JB is in tip top shape and ready for our biggest event of the year!

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Recent course update makes it seem like the flooding, at least, isn't bad, though mowing may not be at its best. I don't know the St Louis scene at all and I'm sure it's great, but HB is worth a shot even if not at its best.
HB is a destination course that I recommend everyone try and get to when they can. That said, the course is really not fit to play after heavy rains or flooding. I do not know the exact conditions, but be careful if you play in/after Spring weather.
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I have road-tripped to St Louis from KC a couple times and for some reason I am jonesing to play JB again.
I played JB for the first time in 12 years the other day. I have no idea why I didn't play it for 12 years. New courses started popping up so every time I went to St. Louis there seemed to be a new course to go to, I guess. Anyway, JB was always a big deal back in the day and I have this romanticized vision of it in my head. I was throwing eight and my drive landed in just the right spot for the dude throwing 11 to have his drive flip over at me and I thought "did we always throw at each other here?" Yep, that's the course. There are a lot of holes crammed into the back. I might have been disappointed if I didn't already love the place. I guess that's what home boy bias is, eh?
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