Golf

For nearly 100 years, Sunset Country Club has been regarded as having one of the finest championship courses in the St. Louis area. The par 72 layout boasts 6,636 yards of tight tree-lined fairways, rolling hills, strategically placed bunkers, natural flowing creeks, challenging but true greens, and breathtaking views of the Meramec Valley.

Sunset’s Team of Golf Professionals is led by Head Professional Ryan Johnson. On staff for nearly a decade, Ryan has kept Sunset’s fine golf tradition while creating new programs for the Ladies as well as Juniors.  Lead Instructor Ryan Martin was recognized by the Gateway PGA for his Outstanding Juniors Program in 2015.  You will find an eager staff ready to make your golf experience rewarding and memorable!

 Golf at Sunset is unique. It is one of the few clubs in the St. Louis area where no tee times are required. Sunset is also a very social club, where everyone is always welcome into a game. Sunset offers an exceptional golfing experience regardless of age or skill level, for Men, Women, Couples, and Juniors.

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  • The History of Golf at Sunset Country Club
    • Early on, Sunset hosted three important golf championships: the 1930 St. Louis Open, the 1946 Western Open, and the 1956 Carling Open -- won by Tommy Armour, the Legendary Ben Hogan, and Dow Finsterwald Sr., respectively. All three players are enshrined in the PGA Hall of Fame, with Sunset Country Club forever etched in their biographies. Since then, Sunset has hosted many qualifying and championships events for the USGA, Missouri Golf Association, St. Louis Men's District, St. Louis Women's District and Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association.

      The original course was designed and built by three brothers who learned their golf under the keen eye of Old Tom Morris at St. Andrews, Scotland: Jim, Robert and David Foulis. Known as the "Founding Fathers of Midwest Golf" they designed and built over 40 courses in Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, and St. Louis. Their designs were among the best of the era and are considered classics today.

      In 1989, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Golf Digest’s 1998 Architect of the Year, was retained to rejuvenate and update the layout of Sunset, bringing it up to modern day golf course design standards. Dr. Hurdzan and his staff continue to work closely with our Superintendent to ensure the ongoing excellence of the course which later included a 2011 renovation redesigning a 300-yard practice facility and new green complexes on #11, #12, & #17.


Course Tour


Gold 572
Par
(Men/Ladies)
5/5
Gold/Blue 503
Blue 503    
Blue/Red 470    
Red 470 Handicap
(Men/Ladies Gold/Blue)
9/5
Yellow 448
White 408 

Number one is a scenic golf hole with no room for error on either side of your tee shot.  The hole opens up for an easier lay-up shot, but it is important to hit the green on the third shot for it is heavily guarded by three bunkers and a sharp drop off to the left and behind the green.