Spencer T. Olin Golf Course

4701 College Avenue Alton, IL 62002

Our Course

Spencer T. Olin Golf Course was built to offer a number of scenic views of the surrounding countryside. It is approximately 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis in the 750 acre Gordon F. Moore Community Park. This nearly 7,000 yd. 18 Hole Championship layout challenges golfers of all skill levels. Arnold Palmer designed this course layout at the request of his life long friend of over forty years, Spencer T. Olin, founder of Olin Industries. Mr. Palmer’s goal was to design a course challenging enough for the skilled golfer, but yet enjoyable for the average golfer. Proving its high “Palmer” standards, Spencer T. Olin hosted the 1996 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Link Championship and the ESPN televised 1999 U.S. Men’s Amateur Public Links Championship.

This deceptively “open” course places a premium on accurate iron play in order to get the ball close to the pin on the boldly contoured Penncross bentgrass greens, featuring zoysia tees and zoysia fairways. Roughs are a combination of Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and Jamestown fescue. There is plenty of water to encounter on the course, and in the afternoon, especially….wind.

Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course is the centerpiece of perhaps the finest municipal family recreation and sports center in the Midwest, The Gordon F. Moore Community Park. The park features a lake for fishing, a pro-quality tennis facility, a magnificent rose garden and some of the best soccer and softball/baseball facilities anywhere. Spencer T. Olin Golf Course has corporate and group outing capabilities and shower and locker facilities. Traditions Grill offers an array of sandwiches and beverages. Our Traditions Grill is also available for group events from 16 to 288 players.

Spencer T. Olin’s fantastic practice facility features an immense two tiered grass tee practice range, practice putting green, practice chipping green, and practice sandtrap.

New in 2000, the Spencer T. Olin Learning Center 9-hole walking course with seven par 3’s, one par 4, and one par 5. This Learning Center is a great way to learn the game of golf for both kids and adults.


Our Tournaments Can Put Your Next Event At The Top Of The Leaderboard!

In charge of putting together the client golf tournament, employee golf outing, or the annual golf fund-raiser? Spencer T. Olin Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer designed and managed facility, will make your event a success both entertainment wise and economically. Spencer T. Olin is one of the premier golf courses in the Midwest. In fact, we were the host of the 1999 USGA Men’s Public Links National Championship televised on ESPN.

  • Tournaments and outings from 16 to 288 people
  • Pre-Event Planning
  • Professional staff who assist you every step of the way
  • Championship Practice Facility
  • Full service food and beverage facility
  • Located only 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis
  • Rule Sheets & Scorecards
  • Contest Holes & Proximity Markers
  • Tournament Scoring
  • Located in Gordon F. Moore Park, offering championship tennis courts, ball fields, and a fishing lake

Tournament Rewards Special

Host your tournament with us and every player receives:

For more information, call Mary Campbell at (618) 465-3111 Ext. 225 or e-mail:

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200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200