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1499 Golf Course Dr
Belleville, IL  62220-4870
United States
P: (618) 233-8921
F: (618) 233-7383
www.orchardsgolfclub.com
Orchards Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,405 yards | 121 slope

69.0 rating | Zoysia grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Orchards Golf Course Description


The 18-hole "Orchards" course at the The Orchards Golf Club facility in Belleville, Illinois features 6,405 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 69.0 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Zoysia grass. Designed by Bob Goalby, the Orchards golf course opened in 1991. Dale David, II, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional/General Manager.

Course Reviews


Just heard they are completly renovating holes 16 and 17.

I have golfed for 15 years and never seen a course anything like this one. Some of the holes are in beautiful condition, some are 85% ground under repair... a wide variety of holes makes it fun to play, although there is WAY too much OB on the course, i mean literally out of bounds heavily in play on 12 or 13 holes... from number 7 to 14 is a good stretch of interesting, challenging shtos... number 18, however, is the worst finishing hole in the history of golf, hands down... OB down both sides the entire 600 yards, zero chance to reach in 2, its essentially a hybrid off the tee, a hybrid lay-up, and a mid iron approach... there is literally no where to miss the entire length of the hole... and I'm a legit 4 handicap!!!

Lots of interesting holes. Puts premium on good iron approach shots.
Drawbacks: Needs serious engineering work in spots. As another reviewer said, cut out some trees cut out to improve ventilation. Specific problem areas:
No. 16. Needs to be rebuilt to raise creek-lined fairway, re-do drainage. If it rains two days in a row, the fairway turns into a swamp.
No. 18: Hopefully fairway will be back this next year. Big splotches of ground under repair almost guaranteed a lost ball on tee shots.

Good points: Staff truly friendly, and offers one of the best practice ranges and practice greens in St. Louis area.

the first 6 holes are all straight, no doglegs. the greens in the back nine get burnt out easily. not enough ventilation, please knock out some trees. over priced. back nine is fun to play when it is in good shape.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Dave R. 16 43 27 02/26/17
2 Joe K. 19 48 29 04/02/09
3 Joe K. 19 51 32 03/17/09
4 William B. N/A 41 41 04/21/08
5 Tom C. N/A 47 47 08/23/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
23 Dave R. 16 89 73 03/06/17
6 Dave R. 16 79 63 03/01/17
14 Dave R. 19 89 70 02/27/17
1 Dave R. 16 43 27 02/26/17
7 Dave R. 20 86 66 02/20/17

Golf Course Information

About The Orchards

The Orchards Golf Club

Community facility

45 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at The Orchards

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of The Orchards

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Dale David, II, PGA, Golf Professional/General Manager
Steve Swarringin, Superintendent

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