You'll be Taken by the Beauty of The Course and

Challenged by its Traditional Layout

Sunset Hills Country Club is one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in the greater St. Louis area. Our 170-plus acres of hilly terrain boast grand, mature trees, prairie grasses, fabulous flowers and a colorful and lively butterfly garden. We strive to achieve thick rough, tight fairways and quick greens.

Enjoy your stroll through the natural beauty of Sunset Hills, including stands of mature trees, rolling terrain, a generous sprinkling of bunkers and some water. Each season brings a new and more majestic look to the course, as mature trees continue to add to the unspoiled natural beauty of this pristine, pastoral setting.

Sunset Hills is more than just a name, as you'll soon discover upon seeing sunset after sunset from the club grounds, each one is unique and filled with breathtaking color. This is a course you'll never tire of; one that guarantees the necessary challenge for continued game improvement. Our members are proud of this club and love sharing it with and showing it off to their guests.

    

Even with the work architect Keith Foster oversaw in 1997 bringing updates to the course, it continues to play like the traditional golf courses of a bygone era. It's a fairly tough course, the finishing two holes offering a challenging conclusion to your round!

Jon DePriest, our PGA Director of Golf, and his team offer members a variety of services. First and foremost is our full-service golf shop with complete lines of golf equipment and apparel at very competitive prices.ub is one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in the greater St. Louis area. Our 170-plus acres of hilly terrain boast grand, mature trees, prairie grasses, fabulous flowers and a colorful and lively butterfly garden. We strive to achieve thick rough, tight fairways and greens.

Other amenities include:

  • Golf lessons

  • On-site club repair

  • Junior golf program

  • Certified club fitting for Ping, Titleist, TaylorMade

                            

We usually aerate twice a year (spring and fall) on Mondays when we're closed so there's no interruption to play. We play year-round, weather permitting.

Signature holes – we've got two we're quite proud of! Jon's exuberant pride for all 18 holes here is evident. But he's proud of two in particular:

#12 This hole is a challenging 193 yards; a par-3 that takes you over water. It features a fountain, plenty of bunkers and “eats a lot of golf balls!” according to Jon.

#18 Think you can coast to the finish of your round? Think again! The final hole here is 430 uphill yards. Eighteen is an original hole from 1924, one of five original holes left at Sunset Hills.

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Meet Jon DePriest, Director of Golf 

Jon's been a PGA Member since 1984. Prior to joining the staff of Sunset Hills, Jon was the Head Golf Professional at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee, site of the Buy.Com Knoxville Open. Jon served as General Manager/Director of Golf for the Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, Illinois; The Presidio Golf Club in San Francisco, CA, and the Country Club of Paducah in Paducah, KY.

The nuts and bolts (and grass!) of the course:

Yardage:
  • Blue Tees 6851 yds

  • White Tees 6427 yds

  • Gold Tees 5793 yds

  • Red Tees 5363 yds

Average Green Size: 5,800 ft
Rounds Per Year: 17,000

Championship Tees
Rating 72.3
Slope 136

Dress Code:
No Denim/Collared Shirt Required

Primary Grasses:

  • Greens: Crenshaw Creeping Bentgrass

  • Tees: Some Zoysia, some Bentgrass mix

  • Fairways: Meyer Zoysia

  • Rough: Fescue/Bluegrass/Ryegrass mixture

Course Terrain: Hills, Valleys
Property: 168 acres
Fairway Acres: 25
Rough Acres Maintained: 80
Sand Bunkers: 61
Water on Course: 10 acres (three lakes, one creek in play)

Greens Construction: USGA Sand/Peat Mixture
Irrigation: Lake water, Automatic
Drainage: Good
 

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Share your round with Nature, as we endeavor to be a wildlife sanctuary. Sunset Hills is family-focused, so when we refer to the “wild life” here, it's one word – wildlife! Wildlife you may encounter on the course includes fox, coyote, rabbit, squirrel, deer, quail, wild turkey, eagles and blue heron.

A bluebird housing project was started by a group of interested members in 1999. To date, 15 houses have been placed throughout course. Numerous bird housing projects have been implemented, so you may spot:
  • Blue/Grey Heron

  • King Fisher

  • Osprey

  • Numerous Hawks

Members share the course with wildlife, including deer, fox, coyote, blue heron, wild turkey — even an eagle or two may cross your path during play. This is due in large part to the major effort of our entire golf course crew, working diligently to the completion of our certification in the Audubon Society for golf courses. Sunset Hills Country Club is dedicated to environmental stewardship. Our full goal will be realized within the next few years.

Click Here to request information about becoming a member at Sunset Hills or call us today at (618) 656-8088.