St. Louis Golf at the Ruth Park Golf Course

Simply put, if you love nature you will love Ruth Park Golf Course, one of the best St. Louis golf courses and a fantastic place for those of us that love this classic game. Ruth Park combines the gorgeous landscapes just west of St. Louis with the timeless pleasure of golf. Since 1931 we have been a favorite destination or golfers throughout this region.

Ruth Park Golf Course, formerly known as University Golf Course, was created by the famous Scotsman Robert Foulis, a world-renowned designer responsible for many of the area's best courses. Ruth park features Zoysia grass tees and fairways, as well as bent grass greens and tree-lined, hilly terrain. It's a challenge for any golfer, but it never crosses that difficulty line that makes a course unenjoyable.

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Ruth Park Golf Course Rates

Effective rates April 1st 2016

Please book your round online
In Season Rates Weekdays
(9/18 Holes)
(9/18 Holes)
Resident** $11 / $18   $12 / $19
Non-Resident $13 / $20   $15 / $22
"Play All Day $27   N/A
Senior Rates 60+ Resident $10   $11
Non-Resident $11   $12
Junior Rates ages 15 and Under $9   $9
Winter Rates Weekdays
(9/18 Holes)
(9/18 Holes)
Resident $8 / $15   $9 / $17
Non-Resident $10 / $18   $12 / $20
"Play All Day" (cart included valid M - F) $27   N/A
Golf Carts $8 per golfer    
Pull Carts $4    
Rental Clubs (credit card required in case of club damage) $12    

Rates Description   ** Effective rates as of April 1st 2016 **

**Residents must show a valid University City ID-Discount Card to receive resident rates.

**Clayton and Creve Coeur residents pay resident rates with a vaild U-city or Creve Coeur ID card.

** Persons wishing to secure three or more consecutive reserved starting times may do so with a valid credit card. Credit card will be charged based on the number of players that starting times are confirmed for.

**Seniors age 60+ both resident and non resident will be required to obtain senior ID card at cost of $5 annually.

**Junior and Senior rates are applicable between March 1 to November 15 annually.


Additional Information

Ruth Park Golf Course is open for play seven days a week, weather permitting.

Golf shop hours are in season daily from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm (March - October).

ON THE COURSE BEFORE 6:00 AM.  Golf Carts must be retuned back to the golf shop area 15 minutes before sunset.

Reservations are recommended and accepted up to seven days in advance.

Please make sure to show up at least 15 minutes before your starting time for registration and to help us get you started on time.

All golfers must begin play on the first hole. Golfers may not skip from one hole to another.

Groups of 12 players or more will require a credit card to secure starting times.

No groups of five or more allowed on weekends, unless given permission through the head golf professional to do so.

Each golfer must have a set of clubs, we offer quality rental sets for both men and women for $12.00

All Day Play is valid only Monday thru Friday. Golfers must reserve a starting time each time they turn back to hole #1. If a golfer leaves the course, they will be required to pay an additional fee. 

All food and beverages must be purchased through Ruth Park Golf Course.

For more information or to reserve your tee time, call (314) 727-4800.

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Hosting Your St. Louis Golf Tournament at the Ruth Park

Golf Outings with Class

Start with a great product and exceptional service. Then combine the tradition and beauty of 82 years of dedication. You have discovered Ruth Park Golf Course.

Experience nine holes of fantastic golf in the company of your friends and associates. Your business is important to us, and it shows in everything we do.

Entertain with Ease

If you have ever had to organize an event for 20 or more people, you know the level of work and stress involved. At Ruth Park Golf Course, we understand your challenges, and we feel it is our job to make planning your golf outing easier.

We specialize in company events, neighborhood and church / synagogue outings, wedding party outings, and even birthday parties. No matter the occasion, we can help.

Meet New Freinds as You Entertain Old Ones

Share the timeless pleasures of golf with friends, family, and recent acquaintances. Tell them your favorite golf story or joke over a jumbo hot dog and an ice-cold beer. Our frank was voted third-best beef frank in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch Newspaper.

The simple treasures of a day at the golf course can last a lifetime. Book your outing with Ruth Park Golf Course today, and ensure many new friends and many fond memories.

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Golf Lessons at the Ruth Park Golf Course

Our Professional Golf Instructors

No golf workshop, school, clinic, or individual lesson will take you beyond the skill and experience of the instructor. We believe that the proper fundamentals are the building block for a repeating and lasting golf swing.  Having the students understand what their golf swing is doing by analyzing the ball flight which is really the cornerstone to becoming a good player. We continue to utilize the best in classic and new golf instruction techniques. If you are looking to improve your game, or if you have a question, talk with our instructional staff. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.

Programs Available
  • Private Lessons with PGA Professional Doug Castellari:
  • Lesson packages available,  full swing and short game (pitching, chipping and putting).
  • Specialized clinics through out the season.
  • "Get Golf Ready" program;  this 6 week instructional program featuring men's and women's beginner classes.
  • Junior Golf
  • Playing Lessons
  • Custom Club Fitting: Club fitting analysis; Titleist and Ping Club Fitting Systems.
  • Video instruction available.

Call (314) 727-4800 for more information on our programs or to schedule lessons.

Playing Lessons

Together we will explore the challenges of playing the game:

  • Better imagery
  • How to practice
  • The emphasis on the short game
  • Club selection
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Custom Club Fitting

Total cost is $65 to practice on four holes of golf.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are tailored to fit each person's body structure, strength and flexibility. Lessons can focus on putting, short game, full swing or any other area that needs improvement.

The total cost is $40 for 30 minutes or $180 for a series of five lessons.

Ruth Park Junior Golf Program

Summer Junior Golf Camp

The Ruth Park summer junior golf program is available for kids of all skill levels. The summer program will begin Tuesday, July 12thand will run through August 23rd. It is open to University City residents and surrounding communities.

The cost of the summer program is $50.00
·         7 weeks of instruction and play days from
the by PGA teaching professionals
·         Discounts on rates for juniors to play Ruth Park.
·         Discounts for purchases of new or used golf equipment               
·         Cap and Tee shirt, r
efreshments during all sessions, club Fitting
·         Rules and instructional  books, certificate for
completion of program

All the participants must attend our rules and etiquette class and pass a test on the rules of golf.  The tests are geared toward their playing level and age.
·         Each instructional session will run for 1 hour based upon age group. 
·         Make up dates will be held one week after the completion of camp.
·         Each class session will have a maximum of 14 students per class.  The student/instructor ratio of 7:1 will ensure plenty of individual instruction time. 
·         The camps will cover the golf swing from top to bottom, and will also stress golf etiquette and the rules of the game.

Note play dates:
Ruth Park Parent – Child Play-Day … Sunday, July 31st     3:00 PM
Ruth Park Parent – Child Play-Day… Saturday, August 20th 3:00 PM

Our mission with our junior golf program is more than teaching kids how to play golf.  The purpose is to enhance the values of the game and to show how these values transfer to other aspects of their lives. Students are taught the importance of maintaining a positive attitude; and how values such as responsibility, honesty, respect, confidence and good sportsmanship transfer from the course to everyday life.

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Pro Shop

The Ruth Park Golf  Shop is open daily from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm (in season March - October winter hours vary) The golf shop stocks a complete line of golf merchandise from Foot-Joy shoes and apparel for both men and women as well as your authorized club-fitter for Titleist golf equipment along with Ping, Callaway and Wilson. Many demos in stock.
Call (314) 727-4800 for more information.

Practice Facilities

The practice facility is currently closed for renovations. We will publish updates on when the range will reopen, please check back. 

Swing on over! The practice area at Ruth Park Golf Course features 25 hitting stations both grass tees and turf mats. We offer a variety of bucket sizes, $4 for a small, $7 for a medium and $10 for a large. The range is open from 6:30am to sunset. The last bucket of balls can be purchase 1/2 hour before sunset. The range offers convenient, affordable fun for the entire family.

The Grill

Regain your energy after a round of golf with a refreshing beverage from our snack bar and a scrumptious meal at Ruth Park's grill. Your comfort is assured in the relaxing setting of our club house.
If you are looking to entertain your guests before, during, or after your golf tournament, church outing, or wedding reception at Ruth Park Golf Course, we offer a number of menu options suited to your needs.

Ruth Park Driving Range in St. Louis


The driving range is currently closed for renovations. We are improving our grass tee area and provide more target areas for better practice.

We will be giving updates from time to time for the reopening.
Please check back!

The driving range is hours of operation is from 6:30am to sunset. The last bucket of ball can be purchased 1/2  hour before sunset. (weather permitting.)

We offer 25 hitting stations with both a grass tee and turf hitting mats for use, along with a practice green which is available for both chipping and putting.

Ask about our E-Key program! E-Key value packages. E-range keys may be purchased in amounts of $50 get 15% off each bucket  - $75 & $100 get 20% off each bucket of balls you purchase. Keys maybe revalued at any time. Such great savings!


  • Small bucket:     $4.00    (40 balls)
  • Medium bucket: $7.00    (70 balls)
  • Large bucket:     $10.00  (100 balls)   

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Ruth Park Golf Course:
8211 Groby Rd.
University City, MO 63132
Ph: (314) 727-4800


Contact Us

Ruth Park Golf Course

8211 Groby Road
University City, MO 63132
PH: (314) 727-4800
Fax: (314) 727-0540

or contact

Doug Castellari
General Manager / PGA Professional
Ruth Park Golf Course
8211 Groby Road
University City, MO 63132
PH: (314) 727-4800 ext. 8629
Fax: (314) 727 - 0540

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Employment at Ruth Park Golf Course

Current Job Openings

Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

Volunteer Course Marshals - Great golf benefits for 1 to 2 shifts per week.  Flexible schedule...perfect for someone who loves to play golf on a great municipal golf course.  For more information call the Golf Shop, 314-727-4800, or stop by the Pro Shop.

Golf shop attendant - Ruth Park Golf Course is hiring enthusiastic, hard-working, and friendly staff to provide high quality service to all their golfing customers.
Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Customer Service Driven – meet and greet customers to ensure their experience at our club is a positive one.

* Good organizational skills –

* Perform moderate physical work – the position is outdoors and requires bending, lifting and active motion.

Driving Range Attendant

Positions available immediately and are part-time. Minimum wage to start - based on experience.

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