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Triple "A" Golf & Tennis Club5163 Clayton Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63110
This fairly hilly course is located in a wooded municipal park. The course is harder than it looks because good golfers are often challenged. There are no lakes, but there are several well-placed bunkers in the design. There are additional tees that can be used when playing an eighteen hole round.
|Holes: 9||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bermuda Grass|
|Greens Fees:||$20 or Less|
|Dress Code:||Shirt and shoes required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Course reviews for Triple "A" Golf & Tennis Club
Average Golfer Review (3.5 Stars):
Number of Reviews: 2
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| 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
not as easy as it looks, Apr 18, 2004
|reviewer: John Olsen
from St. Louis
|Triple A Club's golf course LOOKS easy - especially if you're simply looking at a scorecard and noting yardages. It's not. Though it is certainly a SHORT course, it's challenging for several reasons. Greens. They're small, and they're not flat. The slope on some (notably, #1 and #9) is downright mean. Fairways. Uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies are common. Distance. Wait a minute! It's a SHORT course, right? How could DISTANCE be a factor in it's being HARD? Well, it might be more appropriate to call this the "fakeout factor". Golfers new to Triple A are often tempted to use the driver on all the par 4 holes. Sometimes (especially, on #2 and #4, but also #5 and #6) this can leave you with an awkward "between clubs" shot or lying on the front side of a hill. Hole Number Nine. If you haven't played this hole previously, it often comes as a nasty surprise. It's a sharp dogleg left, with the outbound fairway sloping steeply to the right (into the #8 fairway). Then, the inbound leg is straight uphill to a green sloping steeply to your right. It's a challenge, this hole. The alternate greens and tee boxes provide, almost, a feeling of playing 18 different holes. On some holes, the difference wrought by the alternate tee box is just more distance. On #3 and #8, there are not only alternate tee boxes, but alternate greens, and those holes play VERY differently on the back nine. All in all, it's a nice, and surprisingly challenging, little course.|
| 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Member review, Mar 15, 2004
|reviewer: Fred Hill
from St. Louis Missouri
|Rolling terrain, trees and small fast greens with plenty of break make this course much harder than its' scorecard length indicates. The par 3 number 1 hole plays 167 yards uphill to a fast left to right sloping green. From the second tee box it plays as a tough 195 yards for the 10th hole. Number 2/11 plays an even 300 yards from the blue tees, but watch out for OB on the left and trees on the right. The front of the green is lined with bunkers. Number 3 is a teardrop par 3 at 89 yards demanding an accurate wedge because of front bunkers and big trouble behind the green. A second green and set of tees plays this hole at 116 yards as number 12. Number 5/14 plays at 310 from the blues, with another demanding second shot to a fast shallow green with a dip in front and bunker trouble at the rear. Number 7/16 plays a long 410 from the blues because of a large swale in the tee shot landing area for the average player. Two good finishing holes will challenge even scratch players. On the par 5, 510 yard 8th an inaccurate second shot will find big trouble on the left side of the green. For a real challenge play it as number 17, at 522 yards, which has a second set of tees, and plays as a double dogleg left to a second green tucked into a narrow chute of trees. Number 9/18 is a sharp 340 yard dogleg left with a big left to right sloping fairway and green. Big hitters can try cutting the dogleg off but often get caught by trees guarding the corner. The challenge of this hole is not over until the ball is in the cup as three putts are common on this fast green with big breaks if the approach shot is not close.|