If your family has outgrown the putt-putt course and you're ready for real golf lessons and practice, check out these area golf facilities. All offer lessons and at least a 9-hole course, but many also offer driving ranges and practice areas, camps, and the beloved mini-golf. Here are our best bets for family golf in St. Louis.
Tower Tee | Afton Tower Tee prides itself on being the golf center for teaching newbies, both young and old, the sport. Lessons, clinics and camps are available for ages 4 and up. Kids can tee it up at the driving range, an 18-hole par-3 golf course (you can break it up and play the front or back 9), and even at the 18-hole mini golf course. Kids play free with a paying adult on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. Tower Tee is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (hours are reduced during the school year). Tower Tee is located at 6727 Heege Road, St. Louis, MO, 63123. Call 314-481-5818.
Family Golf and Learning Center | Kirkwood With its double-decker driving range, a nine-hole par 3 course, a putting green and a mini golf course, it's no wonder Family Golf and Learning Center is a winner for families. Lessons are available for all ages, and the facility also offers birthday parties. The facility is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer, but hours are reduced in the cooler seasons. Family Golf and Learning Center is located at 3717 Tree Court Industrial Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63122. Call 636-861-2500.
Arlington Greens | Collinsville Arlington Greens offers Junior Golf Clinics for kids ages 7 to 14, and a driving range, pitching area and practice greens. Arlington Greens is located at 200 Arlington Drive, Granite City, IL, 62040. Call 618-931-5232.
Golf Headquarters and Pheasant Run Golf Course | O'Fallon, Mo. Light up your golfing experience at Golf Headquarters and Pheasant Run Golf Course. This golf mecca offers an illuminated pitch and putt course and an illuminated 18-hole course that is dominated by par-3 holes, with a few par 4s. The facility also offers mini golf, a driving range and practice greens. Lessons are available for all ages (they've taught kids as young as 3), and party packages are available. After a round or practice session, enjoy a meal at the bar and grill located in Pheasant Run Golf Course's clubhouse. Call for the current hours. Golf Headquarters is located at 3465 Highway K, O'Fallon, MO, 63368. Call 636-240-0458.
Highlands Golf & Tennis Center | Forest Park Play golf in the iconic Forest Park at Highlands Golf and Tennis Center. In addition to a nine-hole course, the facility, which was renovated in 2009, also has a driving range and short game area. Kids ages 6 and up can participate in camps and lessons. Highlands Golf & Tennis Center is located at 5163 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO, 63110. Call 314-531-7773.
Eagle Springs Golf Course | North St. Louis County For those ready to test out their new golf skills on the course, Eagle Springs Golf Course offers a nine hole par 3 course. They also offer private and group lessons, a Footgolf course and a popular summer camp for kids ages 9-15. Eagle Springs Golf Course is located at 2575 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO, 63136. Call 314-355-7277.
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