Glen Echo Country Club

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Glen Echo Country Club
Club information
Location Normandy, St. Louis County, near St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Established 1901
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted 1904 Summer Olympics
Website Official website
Designed by James Foulis[1]
Par 71[2]
Length 6382 yards[3]

Glen Echo County Club, located in Normandy, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb,[4] is a private golf club that was founded by George McGrew and his son-in-law, Albert Bond Lambert.[1] Completed in 1901, it was the first 18-hole golf course in St. Louis and the first golf course constructed west of the Mississippi River.[1] The course hosted the golf events for the 1904 Summer Olympics.[1][5]

History[edit]

The club was designed by James Foulis from Scotland, winner of the 1896 U.S. Open, and built by him and his brother Robert.[1] It opened on 25 May 1901 and hosted the golf events for the 1904 Summer Olympics.[1] The LPGA Tour visited the course, hosting the St. Louis Women's Invitational in 1954, 1964, and 1970.[1]

Hole information[edit]

All information about the holes are from this source.[1]

Hole # Name Par Yards
1 Lilac Way 4 380
2 The Valley 4 432
3 Spooks 4 357
4 Long Drive 5 538
5 Roadway 4 277
6 The Glen 3 176
7 Boomerang 4 468
8 Alps 5 472
9 Fountain 3 164
       
Hole # Name Par Yards
10 Hard Scrabble 5 510
11 Hillside 3 244
12 Westward Ho 4 406
13 Echo 4 353
14 Dewdrop 3 136
15 The Lake 4 360
16 Punch Bowl 4 434
17 Old Hickory 4 384
18 Sweet Home 4 411

Other amenities[edit]

The course offers a driving range, a chipping green, and a practice bunker.[4] It is a bent grass green with allowance for walking and golf carts on the course.[4][6] The fairways for the course are Zoysia grass.

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Coordinates: 38°42′04″N 90°18′02″W / 38.70111°N 90.30056°W / 38.70111; -90.30056