Spencer T. Olin Golf Course is the only Arnold Palmer Design in all of Metro-St. Louis.
Spencer T. Olin Golf Course is approximately 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis in the 750 acre Gordon F. Moore Community Park. 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. As a testament to these “Palmer” standards, Spencer T. Olin hosted the 1996 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Link Championship, the ESPN televised 1999 U.S. Men’s Amateur Public Links Championship, Web.Com Tour (KornFerry Tour) Qualifying, U.S. Amateur Qualifying, and the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s East Side Amateur Championship.
At nearly 7,000 yards, this Championship layout challenges golfers of all skill levels, but with eight sets of tees to choos from, all players will enjoy the layout. The course is deceptively “open” and places a premium on accurate iron play in order to get the ball close to the pin. The boldly contoured Penncross bentgrass greens are particularly challenging, while zoysia tees and zoysia fairways provide excellent ball-striking surfaces. Roughs are a combination of Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and Jamestown fescue.
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 bunker.
Not to be overlooked, the Spencer T. Olin Learning Center is a 9-hole course with seven par 3’s, one par 4, and one par 5, initially designed as a tool to introduce the next generation to the great game of golf. While the Learning Center is still a great way to learn the game of golf, it is also a perfect spot for a quick 9, with an average pace of play around 90 minutes.