Glen Echo Country Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in Normandy, Missouri.
Glen Echo Country Club, founded in 1901, is the oldest 18-hole golf course west of the Mississippi. Brothers James and Robert Foulis designed Glen Echo, which opened in 1901. The pair hailed from St. Andrews, Scotland, where they studied under Old Tom Morris. They established roots in the American Midwest and designed multiple courses in St. Louis. Jim left the area to become the head pro at Chicago Golf Club in the early 1900s, but Robert remained in St. Louis and served as Glen Echo’s head greenkeeper from 1901-07.
In 1904, St Louis hosted the World's Fair and the Third Modern Olympic Games. Glen Echo was the course on which the September 17, 1904 to September 24, 1904, Olympic golf tournament was contested. The course is hilly, has small greens and many trees over 100 years old. Water hazards come into play on three holes.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,382 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,657 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 4, a par-5 that plays to 518 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 14, a par-3 that plays to 133 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 7, a 468-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 14, the 133 yard par-3.
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