There are 36 holes of golf available in Forest Park. There were 27 holes at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Courses and Youth Learning Center, but now there are an additional 9 at The Highlands which opened in Spring 2010.
THE NORMAN K. PROBSTEIN GOLF COURSES
Forest Park golfers can enjoy one of the finest public courses in the country. Although the Forest Park golf course was built in 1913 on the site of the 1904 World’s Fair, today the Norman K. Probstein Community Golf Course and Youth Learning Center in Forest Park is all new.
And, for the first time, the golf course has its own clubhouse, complete with restaurant, pro shop, banquet facilities, and a youth learning center.
Stan Gentry, chief architect for Hale Irwin Golf Services Inc., was charged with taking one of the favorite golf courses in the area and reconfiguring the 27 holes as three nine-hole courses, which can be combined to be played as 18 holes, lending more variety and flexibility for golfers.
All three courses have lush zoysia fairways and are par 35. They are named for trees found in St. Louis:
Hawthorn: A beautiful layout that is relatively flat and easy to walk. There are enough hazards to make it challenging but still enjoyable.
Dogwood: This is for the more adventurous golfer. It starts out hilly, has one hole with a water fairway and ends with a 600 yard par 5.
Redbud: This is for the adventurous golfer and incorporates some of the most dramatic holes from the original golf course layout. It is very hilly and challenging.
The clubhouse is a beautiful glass structure, located on Lagoon Drive, near the Forsyth entrance to Forest Park. Ruthie’s Grill is open for all park users. Its veranda and patio have a terrific view of the golf course.
The Golf Clubhouse is ideal for events ranging from wedding receptions to golf tournament banquets. The facility is operated by American Golf Corporation, and food service is provided by Three Leaves Catering.
For more information, visit The Courses at Forest Park, call (314) 367-1337, ext. 226.
For more information regarding wedding and banquet facility, contact Amy Milne at (314)367-1339, ext. 226.
For more information regarding the Pro Shop, contact (314)367-1337, ext. 2.
The facility is named the Norman K. Probstein Community Golf Courses and Youth Learning Center in Forest Park because a $2 million pledge from St. Louis developer Norman K. Probstein was the initial gift toward the full project funding. Additional funds include $2 million from Eagle Golf, $2.4 million from the Danforth Foundation, $4.5 million in private funds from Forest Park Forever, and $1.6 million from the City of St. Louis.
The Highlands, formerly Triple A Golf & Tennis Club, is a newly renovated golf & tennis facility open to the public. The club has undergone a complete renovation in 2008 with the addition of a first-class driving range. The Highlands opened in the Spring of 2010.
To contact The Highlands Golf and Tennis Center call (314) 531-7773.
The Highlands will offer:
A brand new 28-stall driving range, complete with natural & synthetic boxes and overhead and hidden-ground lighting.
Completely renovated 9-hole golf course with beautiful zoysia fairways and bentgrass green
Refurbish and updated clay courts
For more information on reserving the clubhouse for your next event, contact Amy Milne at (314)367-1337 ext. 226.