Meramec Prairie Course at Tapawingo National Golf Club Ratings & Reviews
2 months ago
To be fair, Tapawingo is still recovering from the floods of earlier this year. For the price to play here I expected better fairways and greens. The course and setting is beautiful and I would like to think before the floods effected parts of the course it was pristine.
I am not saying the course is in bad shape, but expect fairway grass with some bare areas and sand bunkers still needing work. The course is laid out nicely and there are some challenging holes. All in all I think it is a little pricey till they get it back into prior flood damage shape.
3 months ago
I heard great things about this course and was excited to play. The staff in the clubhouse was friendly and helpful directing us to the first tee box, the Meramec course. The first few holes were interesting an decent. then the course conditions dropped off dramatically. I do understand this section of the course was flooded in May - a point that was reinforced when we made the turn. We then hit the back 9 (Woodlands) which was in much better shape. Unfortunately we had a pair of 10ish year old boys following us on each hole - directly and closely behind us. Apparently a son or grandson of the owner of the course. We repeatedly asked them to play through which they refused ("We're not supposed to be out here") until the second to last hole. A frustrating front 9 due to conditions and no relief with the kids following us on the back 9 lead to a disappointing experience at a course that I was looking forward to play. IMO it was not worth the $65 to play and I doubt I'll make way to the course in the foreseeable future.
4 months ago
It wasn't so long ago that this course was considered a premium course in the St. Louis area. Sadly that is no longer the case. They have had their run of bad luck over the past couple of seasons with flooding. But so have several other courses (Crystal Springs Quarry, Aberdeen, etc.). The difference is those courses are back to pre-flood conditioning. Tapawingo has greens that are bare in spots and rough that is overgrown and unevenly mowed. Don't get me wrong. The layout of the course makes it an interesting round and the staff was friendly. The course is just over-priced for the average public course that it has become.