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Spencer T. Olin Golf Course was built to offer a number of scenic views of the surrounding countryside. It is approximately 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis in the 750 acre Gordon F. Moore Community Park. This nearly 7,000 yd. 18 Hole Championship layout challenges golfers of all skill levels. Arnold Palmer designed this course layout at the request of his life long friend of over forty years, Spencer T. Olin, founder of Olin Industries. Mr. Palmer's goal was to design a course challenging enough for the skilled golfer, but yet enjoyable for the average golfer. Proving it high "Palmer" standards, Spencer T. Olin hosted the 1996 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Link Championship and the ESPN televised 1999 U.S. Men's Amateur Public Links Championship.
This deceptively "open" course places a premium on accurate iron play in order to get the ball close to the pin on the boldly contoured Penncross bentgrass greens, featuring zoysia tees and zoysia fairways. Roughs are a combination of Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and Jamestown fescue. There is plenty of water to encounter on the course, and in the afternoon, especially....wind.
Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course is the centerpiece of perhaps the finest municipal family recreation and sports center in the Midwest, The Gordon F. Moore Community Park. The park features a lake for fishing, a pro-quality tennis facility, a magnificent rose garden and some of the best soccer and softball/baseball facilities anywhere. Spencer T. Olin Golf Course has corporate and group outing capabilities and shower and locker facilities. Traditions Grill offers an array of sandwiches and beverages. Our Traditions Grill is also available for group events from 16 to 288 players.
Spencer T. Olin's fantastic practice facility features an immense two tiered grass tee practice range, practice putting green, practice chipping green, and practice sandtrap.
New in 2000, the Spencer T. Olin Learning Center 9-hole walking course with seven par 3's, one par 4, and one par 5. This Learning Center is a great way to learn the game of golf for both kids and adults.
Spencer T Olin Golf Course
4701 College Avenue
Alton, IL 62002
618-465-3111 or 314-355-8128